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El caníbal
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Director:
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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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:
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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A chore by anyone's standards, 16 September 2004
Author: world_of_weird from England

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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