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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:
7 February 1980 (Italy) 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 »
NewsDesk:
(566 articles)
User Reviews:
Not the campfest I expected See more (533 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)
Claudia Rocchi ... Undetermined Role (credit only) (as Luigina Rocchi)
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+ (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Australia:RC (original rating) (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) | Greece:K-17 (DVD rating) | 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:Objectionable (DVD rating) (2006) | New Zealand:(Banned) (1983) | 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 (certificate #1814) | USA:X (original rating) (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (cut) (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the ten days between its release and its banning in Italy, the movie grossed approximately $1.9 million ($5.2 million in 2012 dollars). Because of its infamy and several subsequent re-releases, some claim the film has grossed $200 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation), though that has never been verified.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:
[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:
Referenced in Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)See more »

FAQ

Is this the inspiration for The Blair Witch Project?
What penalties did the director face after being arrested?
What is 'The Last Road to Hell' and why are most DVDs missing footage from it?
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162 out of 207 people found the following review useful.
Not the campfest I expected, 22 July 2004
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

"Cannibal Holocaust" is not the campy little horror flick I expected. It's a "serious" and well-made movie and it's an experience you'll hardly ever forget. According to IMDb's trivia section the movie can "only be seen completely uncut in the EC-UltraBit DVD", which means that I've seen a tamed down version and that, my friends, is insane! "Cannibal Holocaust" is easily one of the most graphic movies I've ever come across. The violence is incredibly realistic. It's no wonder that director Ruggero Deodato was taken to court to prove that he hasn't slain real people for his motion picture. (I still think the real animal slaughtering in the movie was unnecessary. Screw you for that, Deodato!) It's hard to tell if there really is a message or if the "moral" is just an excuse for all the gore. In a strange way the violent scenes somehow speak for themselves and do deliver some kind of message, but that's open for discussion.

If ever a movie deserved the label "disturbing", it's "Cannibal Holocaust". It's controversial, but totally worth watching, if you can take some seriously sick images.

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