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Devil Hunter (1980)

El caníbal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 5 December 1980 (West Germany)
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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(as Clifford Brown)

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(story) (as Julius Valery), (screenplay) (as Julius Valery) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Ursula Buchfellner ...
Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
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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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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Don't look at the eyes of this devil. No, seriously, don't look . . . . . . they're laughably bad.
20 January 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

In many ways this is an absolutely terrible, unforgivably poor movie but in many other ways it's yet another one of the "video nasty" choices that at least puts in enough material covering the lowest common denominators to make the viewing mildly entertaining when it could have been a big, boring mess (though it comes dangerously close and may be a much lesser film in the eyes of others).

The plot is as follows: nekkid woman gets munched - another nekkid woman bathes - people kidnap nekkid woman to hold for ransom - butch man is sent to rescue nekkid woman - nekkid woman gets nekkid again - nekkid rape - nekkidness - other nekkid women - cannibal man with big fake ping pong ball eyes - nekkid - and so on until the grand finale that actually continues the nekkid theme.

The dubbing is terrible, the gore effects are generally quite bad although one or two moments almost do a decent job, the acting is atrocious, someone could have shaved this down by about 20 minutes in the editing suite and things are almost as wobbly as an Ed Wood film.

And with this being a film by Jesus (aka Jess aka 101 other names) Franco we get an awful lot of lascivious shots of people's pubic regions. If you're new to Franco then this is far from his most boring film though it's also very different from many of his other outings from this period (the others tended to be even more focused on sex albeit often very twisted, perverse sex).

I'd mention the script, acting, technical side of things but I'd have to stop myself laughing long enough to be able to steadily work my keyboard so let's forget that idea. Instead, I will say that this gets an average score for just managing to stay amusing enough throughout to keep me awake. A great comedy for horror fans, if you get into the right frame of mind.


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