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

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  5 December 1980 (West Germany)
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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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The Devil Hunter  »

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Writer Julián Esteban came up with the idea for this film. 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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A chore by anyone's standards
16 September 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Devil Hunter (this film's UK video title) found itself caught up in the early 1980s 'video nasties' scare, for reasons I find impossible to fathom. It certainly should have been banned, but only because no reasonable human being should have to pay to sit through such junk. As with most of Jesus Franco's films, there are crash zooms to nothing, dreamy music, terrible performances, clumsy dubbing (most of the male characters are apparently dubbed by the same actor!) and several interminable sequences, suggesting that the former musician couldn't wait for a day on the set to finish - so he shot everything fast and cheap in order to get back home to his jazz records and his trumpet. Large parts of the film make no sense, and you'll run out of fingers and toes trying to count the goofs, but the really priceless ones are the actor who actually giggles when a squirt of blood hits him in the face, and the totem pole that bounces when it's supposed to be crashing to the floor. And check out those sound effects - since when did walking through the jungle sound like walking down a gravel drive? If you can find a copy of this tosh anywhere, I'll be surprised, but do yourself a favour and pass it by. If you decide to watch it, you'll want to sue Franco and his colleagues for ninety minutes of your life that you'll never get back.


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