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Cannibal Holocaust -- Primitive savagery meets the brutality of the modern world in Ruggero Deodato’s timeless slice of visceral horror - Cannibal Holocaust, a film so violent and depraved that the director was charged with killing his own cast!

Anthropologist Harold Munroe is hellbound as he travels into the green inferno of South America’s rainforest in an attempt to find a documentary crew lost months before. Instead of survivors he discovers a world of cannibalistic excess beyond his wildest imaginings but when he returns home and screens the footage left behind by the eviscerated filmmakers, chaos erupts as the screen is filled with some of most disturbing images ever committed to celluloid.
The ultimate video nasty, is now presented as never experienced before, remastered in HD from original sources, and with the 1st ever Director’s New Edit, it reminds us why it is still THE most controversial film ever!

It inlcudes: • 2 Films:
1- CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
2- CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, 1ST EVER DIRECTOR’S RE-EDI
• 2 Presentations by the director Ruggero Deodato
• 2 Exclusive Shameless Programmes:
1- “FILM AND BE  DAMNED”: shocking revelations about the film by its participants
2- “THE LONG ROAD BACK FROM HELL”: in depth reappraisal of the film and the new critical applauds it receives from today’s cutting-edge film makers and critics.
• Theatrical trailer 
• Shameless trailer park

Available on Blu-ray & DVD with Shameless Screen Enetrtainment from 26.09.2011

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Release Date:
19 June 1985 (USA) See more »
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Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it? See more »
Plot:
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Deodato's compelling, soul-grinding, matchless masterpiece See more (507 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Kerman ... Professor Harold Monroe
Francesca Ciardi ... Faye Daniels
Perry Pirkanen ... Jack Anders

Luca Barbareschi ... Mark Tomaso (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Salvatore Basile ... Chaco
Ricardo Fuentes
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Alan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)
Paolo Paoloni ... 1st Executive
Lucia Costantini ... Native
Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... 2nd Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
Luigina Rocchi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruggero Deodato ... Man Sitting in University Campus (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Mark Tomaso (voice) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Professor Harold Monroe (voice) (uncredited)
Enrico Papa ... Host interviewing Monroe (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Host (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Executive (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Lady Executive (voice) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Reporter (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ruggero Deodato 
 
Writing credits
Gianfranco Clerici (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Di Nunzio .... producer
Franco Palaggi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio D'Offizi 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng 
 
Makeup Department
Nicola Catalani .... assistant makeup artist
Massimo Giustini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giovanni Masini .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salvatore Basile .... assistant director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Bruno Longobardo .... sound mixer
Raul Montesanti .... sound engineer
Umberto Montesanti .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Aldo Gasparri .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ennio Brizzolari .... key grip
Paolo Cavicchioli .... still photographer (as Paolo Maria Cavicchioli)
Roberto Forges Davanzati .... camera operator
Enrico Maggi .... assistant camera
Luigi Pasqualini .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia Costantini .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Rita Antonelli .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color consultant
 
Other crew
Vito Di Bari .... production secretary
Armando Pace .... cutting room assistant
Rossana Rocchi .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
95 min | UK:89 min (heavily cut) | USA:90 min (animal cruelty-free version) | Canada:86 min (Québec)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System) | Dolby Digital (2001 re-release)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (cut) | Australia:R (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Australia:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Brazil:18 (2013) (festival self-rating) | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating, uncut) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Chile:18 (re-rating) (cut) | Czech Republic:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (2001) | France:-18 (DVD) | France:-18 (TV rating) | France:16 (original rating) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:18 (heavily cut) | Germany:Not Rated (uncut DVD version) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2006) | Ireland:(Banned) (1984-2006) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) (cut) | Italy:VM18 (re-rating) (1984) | Italy:(Banned) (1980-1984) | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:D | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) (2006) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Philippines:(Banned) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:(Banned) | South Africa:18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (uncut DVD version) | Sweden:18 (video rating, cut) | UK:X (self applied: 1981) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2001) (heavily cut) (2011) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2001) | USA:Unrated | USA:X (original rating) (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)
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Trivia:
When the professor bathes naked in a river, the women in the scene were hired from a local brothel.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Yanomamo guide is given muskrat flesh to eat, he never puts any inside in his mouth. Instead, he opens his mouth a few times near it to give the impression that he is eating.See more »
Quotes:
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Reporter:Man is omnipotent; nothing is impossible for him. What seemed like unthinkable undertakings yesterday are history today. The conquest of the moon for example: who talks about it anymore? Today we are already on the threshold of conquering our galaxy, and in a not too distant tomorrow, we'll be considering the conquest of the universe, and yet man seems to ignore the fact that on this very planet there are still people living in the stone age and practicing cannibalism.
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90 out of 127 people found the following review useful.
Deodato's compelling, soul-grinding, matchless masterpiece, 14 January 2004
Author: TC Raymond from England

Finally available in a slightly edited form in the UK, Ruggero Deodato's infamous 'video nasty' stands apart from almost every other banned title by virtue of the fact that it looks stunning, is well-directed, unflinchingly acted and stops at nothing to get its message across. Not since the notoriously disturbing documentary THE ANIMALS FILM (1981) or Mick Jackson's harrowing THREADS (1984) has a movie so comprehensively knocked the stuffing out of me with its grim-faced persistence, huge swathes of seething anger and sheer kinetic energy.

I sat down to watch Cannibal Holocaust one evening and was captivated from the outset, as Deodato's camera glides across the Amazon to Riz Ortolani's enormously haunting score. When the film ended, it seemed as if only half an hour or so had passed, because all my attention had been with the events unfolding on the screen. Deodato does not allow room for the viewer to breathe, let alone become distracted, as he pummels us with moments of shattering brutality, amazing tranquility, adrenalin-soaked fear and escalating madness. Whilst the point Deodato has to make is simple - that our 'civilized society' is every bit as rapacious and disgusting as the primitive society of the jungle tribes - the way he chooses to make it is anything but, effortlessly juggling the real and the imagined (the line between the two becomes even more blurred with the introduction of the infamous 'Last Road To Hell' sequence), turning the audience against the supposed good guys and forcing us by fair means or foul to re-evaluate where we stand in relation to the issues raised with every frame that passes. Cannibal Holocaust is NOT a film to be taken lightly, or watched with friends as a Friday night beer-and-burgers movie. It deserves your undivided attention and utmost seriousness, because only then will its raw power and unremitting intensity hit you as hard as the director intended.

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