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Writers:
Julián Esteban (story)
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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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Incredibly dull cannibal movie despite the sex and violence See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 Devil Hunter" - Europe (English title) (imdb display 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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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly dull cannibal movie despite the sex and violence, 8 April 2006
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

An actress making a movie in Africa is kidnapped and taken into the jungle where she is held for ransom. The producer hires some one to go and bring her back. Complicating everything are the cannibals in the jungle who worship a really ugly looking "god" who likes to eat naked women.

This is a gory sleazy movie. There is copious amounts of nudity and violence, not to mention violence against nude people. Its an exploitation film designed to appeal to the deepest darkest parts of our being, and if the movie wasn't so boring this film would be a classic. Lets face it, despite the gore, the nasty sex and abuse,and the ugly monster this movie is a snoozer. The pacing is all off kilter and it puts you out. There are multiple plot lines that all seem to be happening separately from each other, even though its ultimately all one story. Worst of all, almost no one says anything. Most of the minimal dialog concerns the cruelty or one characters protestations that "I'll do what I want". Its such a quiet and dull movie that if it weren't for the frequent screams of the victims I'd recommend this as a sleep aide.

This is a movie to avoid unless you need sleep, or unless you need to see every Euro-cannibal movie.

(An aside. VideoAsia just released this as part of their Terror Tales series. Their print is oddly letter-boxed which looks to be the result of taking their print from a Japanese source (there is fogging) that was cropped to remove the subtitles. Their print also has no opening titles)

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