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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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Remarkable. What a film!!! See more (503 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Kerman ... Monroe
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Alan (as Gabriel Yorke)
Francesca Ciardi ... Faye
Perry Pirkanen ... Jack

Luca Barbareschi ... Mark (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Salvatore Basile ... Chac
Ricardo Fuentes ... Ocaña
Luigina Rocchi ... Native
Lucia Costantini ... Native
Paolo Paoloni ... Exec
Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... Exec (as Pio Di Savoia)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruggero Deodato ... Extra (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Mark (voice) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Monroe (voice) (uncredited)
Enrico Papa ... Host (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Host (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Exec (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Exec (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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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: During the impalement scene, the lower portion of the "stick" is perfectly smooth and straight, while the portion through her mouth is rough and somewhat jagged, like an actual tree limb. The upper part should also exit through her eye sockets.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Clown Holocaust (2008) (V)See more »

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276 out of 395 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable. What a film!!!, 2 December 2004
Author: blayzer_trayl from London, England

I cant believe some people have scathed this great film. It deserves a lot higher rating.

I got this movie out thinking it was going to be a brainless splatter fest. But after watching it in completion I was bowled over ..I wasn't expecting to be challenged by its visuals as well as with the sociological lessons and questions it raised.

The film is real, genuine and honest to the subject topic: 'Barbarity' can be innate in all humans.

It can be argued that humans coming into the homo-sapiens stage of evolution survived and expanded because of what is now considered barbarous savage ways. Savagery was a survival tool. We came from barbarity...and to an extent we still are savages.

Though the acting is poor in most places ...the film director portrays cannabilism and barbarism ...and portrays it rather intelligently.

Obvious connotations can be made to Blair Witch Project. I'm sure the crew that made BWP was inspired by this movie.

The film follows a Professor investigating the disappearance of an American film team (3 guys and girl) that went into the jungle of South America to film a documentary about the native cannibals.

The Professor with a couple of jungle assistants venture into the jungle to trace the lost Americans footsteps. He manages to get on the trail and slowly uncovers the grizzly ways of the jungle tribes! By carefully befriending these natives he captures the lost film reels and returns back to his skyscraper clad conurbation.

In amongst the film there is the media business cogs turning. The dilemma of TV executives battling with the Professor to air the once lost footage on TV for the viewing public. The professor is reluctant.

The professor seems the only person possessed with moral understanding and compassion throughout the film ..everyone else it seems is after ratings, fame, money or blood.

The film commences its ending by playing back the raw footage of what the expedition team filmed...and it is shocking. Questions arise: Who is committing the real 'evil' savagery here?

As for the animal cruelty scenes: Yes they are real and shocking. But should it be anymore shocking than the beef burger that is served up in McDonalds. Cows are slaughtered everyday. Perhaps one needs to watch a bovine neck getting slit before they take it for granted they are eating a nice juicy steak on their plate. The film portrays the reality of human meat consumption...and yes all kinds of animals are killed for the human appetite, especially in the wild - someone will do it! For those who dispute this film on these grounds 'Can you handle life?' This stuff still goes on regardless of whether u see it happen or not.

This film is absolutely brilliant. A cult classic. I can see it making a revival...but don't know when...perhaps in some years time.

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