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Devil Hunter (1980)
"El caníbal" (original title)

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A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ursula Buchfellner ...
Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
Al Cliver ...
Peter Weston
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Jack (as Robert Foster)
Antonio de Cabo ...
Thomas
Bertrand Altmann ...
The Devil (as Burt Altman)
Gisela Hahn ...
Jane
Muriel Montossé ...
Girl on Yacht (as Victoria Adams)
Werner Pochath ...
Chris
Melo Costa ...
Pablito (as Leonardo Costa)
Aline Mess ...
Cannibal Priestess (as Lynn Mess)
Claude Boisson ...
Cannibal Chief
Tibi Costa
Óscar Cortina
Ana Paula
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The story is set amongst jungle tribes that live in fear of the devil. Laura Crawford is a model who gets kidnapped by a gang of thugs whilst working in South America. They take her into the jungle and demand a huge ransom. Laura is guarded by some ridiculous looking native who calls himself "The Devil" and has to go through all manner of unpleasantries until the gang get their ransom. Chained maidens are offered in supplication and the devil demonstrates eating pussy in a grossly excessive literal manner. Enter Peter Weston, the devil hunter, who goes into the jungle in true Indiana Jones style to try and rescue her. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...


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5 December 1980 (West Germany)  »

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The Devil Hunter  »

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The film was briefly available in the UK as a pre-cert (and now very rare) video before being banned and placed on the DPP list of official video nasties. It was finally passed fully uncut in 2008. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [having a flashback] Peter!
Peter Weston: What's the matter, Jack?
Jack: It was just like this place... all those bombs. Oh! Oh my poor head. I hate the jungle and its humidity.
Peter Weston: Come now. It's all over now.
Jack: ...and these shadows...
Peter Weston: We're not in Vietnam now.
Jack: This heat...
Peter Weston: Come on!
Jack: The blood was all over the place. I can't take it. Not again. Get me outta here. I can't get these painful memories out if my head
Peter Weston: Calm down. Come on... you most control yourself
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More Franco ultra-sleaze
6 December 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Lesser known but full-blooded Jess Franco exploitation that cashes in on the popular early 80's trend of European cannibal movies. A successful actress is kidnapped by a gang of thugs whilst shooting a movie in the South-African jungle. She's kept prisoner and gets sexually abused frequently, but this is only the beginning of her misery as the jungle homes a native tribe with strange and primitive beliefs. Their God is a spooky, flesh-eating madman with his eyeballs hanging out of his sockets. Yikes!! "Devil Hunter" features some beautiful filming locations, good atmospheric music and a whole lot of authentic euro-sleaze. Still, there are many tedious moments and redundant sub plots. The amount of gore is limited but several sequences are truly nauseating, notably the one where the lead-cannibal bites off a poor girl's labia and devour it! Oh my God!! According to the VHS-cover it was her heart, but I doubt her heart was located between the legs. Proceed at your own risk!


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