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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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Director:
Writers:
Gianfranco Clerici (story) and
Giorgio Stegani (additional dialogue) (italian version)
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Release Date:
19 June 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it? See more »
Plot:
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Sympathy for the devil See more (526 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 Losojos
Ricardo Fuentes ... Lieutenant Ochoa
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Alan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)

Paolo Paoloni ... 1st Executive
Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... 2nd Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
Luigina Rocchi ... Undetermined Role (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Copleston ... NYU Chancellor (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lucia Costantini ... Adulteress (uncredited)
Ruggero Deodato ... Man sitting in NYU Campus (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... PABS Reporter (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Mark Tomaso (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Professor Harold Monroe (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Enrico Papa ... Pantheon Interviewer (uncredited)
David Sage ... Alan's father (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Chaco Losojos / Pantheon Interviewer (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... 2nd Executive (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... 3rd Executive (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Faye Daniels (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... South American Reporter (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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

Giorgio Stegani  additional dialogue (italian version)

Produced by
Franco Di Nunzio .... producer
Franco Palaggi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio D'Offizi 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Casting by
Bill Williams (New York) (uncredited)
 
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
Sandro Acerbo .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis .... voice dubbing: Robert Kerman (uncredited)
Vittorio Di Prima .... voice dubbing: Paolo Paoloni (uncredited)
Sergio Fiorentini .... voice dubbing: Salvatore Basile (uncredited)
Massimo Giuliani .... voice dubbing: Carl Gabriel Yorke (uncredited)
Benita Martini .... voice dubbing: 3rd Executive (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Mario Milita .... voice dubbing: Lionello Pio di Savoia (uncredited)
Angelo Nicotra .... voice dubbing: Perry Pirkanen (uncredited)
Emanuela Rossi .... voice dubbing: Francesca Ciardi (uncredited)
Piero Tiberi .... voice dubbing: Luca Barbareschi (uncredited)
Massimo Turci .... voice dubbing: Enrico Papa (uncredited)
 

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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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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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:R18+ (2005) | Australia:RC (1983-2005) | 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:X (original rating) | France:16 (re-rating) (1990) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | 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 (certificate #1814) (original rating) (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (cut) (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the right-wing military dictatorship in Chile, the film tried 2 times to get the approval from the Consejo de Calificación Cinematográfica, but it was banned in all the instances: First rejection was on March 31, 1982 for its 35mm version and second rejection was on August 31, 1989 for its video version. A third attempt was made in January 30, 1995, under the government of Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, but the law was the same that during the dictatorship, so the video was banned again.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the beginning, Oliveira is killed by a poison dart. When Professor Monroe flies in, Oliveira is standing behind the lieutenant.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
PABS 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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dolla Morte (2006) (V)See more »

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75 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
Sympathy for the devil, 2 January 2004
Author: Tristan (lmtbl@hotmail.com) from Seattle, WA, United States

Cannibal Holocaust was, first and foremost, a disgusting movie with more violence than I have ever seen. Despite this, it is also one of my favorite movies. It gives a feeling of Blair Witch done right, even though there are some very obviously contrived scenes in which nobody is holding the camera, but despite some small cosmetic problems this is the best horror movie I have ever seen.

Unlike most "shock" films, such as the Guinea Pig movies, Cannibal Holocaust has a very well written plot and a definite progression. The focus is still on making the audience ill, but we don't even see any violence until fairly late in the movie, so the emphasis on plot is much stronger. The story told is a deep one, showing the lengths at which people will go for some goal, the example given being fame and fortune. The theme is reflected in parallel story lines through the second half of the movie, as Alan and his crew go to more and more desperate lengths for fame, and the professor struggles against a big media company to suppress the release of their footage. Even in a "meta" sense, we see the theme appear once again in the lengths the director of Cannibal Holocaust itself went, going so far as to kill and butcher four animals on camera.

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