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El caníbal
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Director:
Writers:
Julián Esteban (story)
Julián Esteban (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 December 1980 (West Germany) See more »
Tagline:
Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ursula Buchfellner ... Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
Al Cliver ... Peter Weston

Antonio Mayans ... 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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Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Clifford Brown)
 
Writing credits
Julián Esteban (story) (as Julius Valery)

Julián Esteban (screenplay) (as Julius Valery) and
Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Clifford Brown)

Produced by
Julián Esteban .... producer (as Julián Esteban Gómez)
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer
Karl Spiehs .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Cinematography by
Juan Soler 
 
Film Editing by
Nicole Guettard 
Federico Vich 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Chevalier 
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Chevalier 
 
Makeup Department
Guillermina Guerrero .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joaquín Domínguez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Pierre Ducroux .... assistant director
Lina Romay .... assistant director (as Rosa Maria Almiral)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Archilla .... special effects
Antonio Molina .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Colombo .... camera operator (as Luis Dura Colombo)
Ángel Ordiales .... camera operator
Gerard Singer .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Nicole Guettard .... assembler
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El caníbal" - Spain (original title)
"The Man Hunter" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The demon's bug-eyes were created with ping-pong balls that had tiny holes poked in them to allow the actor to see.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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Uncomfortable watching I tell ya., 3 January 2010
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

I didn't expect much of the movie because of it's title, the time it came out, the title, and because it was Jess Franco's attempt to crash into the cannibal craziness.

Sure, the movie offers the needed brutality and of course sleaze.

At some points, the movie gets dull and tedious. For example, by the time the hot actress gets abducted in her home (while taking a shower; gratuitous nudity inserted) I was getting desperate because of the incuts showing the cannibals and hunters followed by the Director's POV and horrible but creepy music and sounds.

The brutality is present but only in minimal amounts. Yikes! The cannibal leader or whatever even rips off with his teeth and later eats a woman's... oh well you should watch it.

I wouldn't recommend this piece of euro trash for fanatics of quality exploitation. Sure, the plot is depraved and rough but the execution is somewhat cheesy and not well produced.

At some points I wondered if the edition was just terrible or if it was an edited version.

I enjoy Franco's work but this effort is just a waste of time. Watch it only if you are fan of Euro sleaze or trash cinema.

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