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Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Cannibal ferox (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 10 November 1983 (USA)
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Mike Logan (as John Morghen)
Lorraine De Selle ...
Gloria Davis
Danilo Mattei ...
Rudy Davis (as Bryan Redford)
Zora Kerova ...
Pat Johnson (as Zora Kerowa)
Walter Lucchini ...
Joe Costolani (as Walter Lloyd)
Fiamma Maglione ...
Myrna Stenn (as Meg Fleming)
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Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha ...
Mafioso
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Sgt. Ross
'El Indio' Rincon ...
Juanito
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Anthropologists take a trip to the jungles of Colombia to study native cannibals. Instead, they find a band of drug dealers, using the natives to harvest coca leaves. After awhile, the natives are tired of being tortured slaves, and turn on their masters, as well as the anthropologists, thus filling the screen with gruesome splatter! Written by Humberto Amador

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They raped and killed his sister while he watched helplessly. Now it's his turn to Make Them Die Slowly See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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Cannibal Ferox  »

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Trivia

(at around 30 mins) When filming the death of the wild boar, Giovanni Lombardo Radice nearly severed the hand of his double. Although Radice refused to kill the pig himself, a shot of Radice slashing the knife downward was needed to show that his character killed the pig. (The shots of the pig's death were later spliced in between.) To create blood splatter for this shot, Radice's double, who actually killed the pig for the film, was to hold a bowl of fake blood, which Radice would then stab. However, the double held the bowl from the bottom, and when Radice stabbed the bowl, the knife went through and cut his double's hand badly. Because of this accident, Radice saw himself as possibly "avenging" the pig's death. See more »

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After Mike's hand is cut off, his arm is bandaged up, but it's longer than it was with his hand still attached. See more »

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Pre-credits disclaimer: The following feature is one of the most violent films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
Written by James Kerrigen
Sung by Lorraine De Selle and Zora Kerova
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The Anthropophagi does not Exist
10 March 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Brooklyn, in New York City, the drug dealer Mike Logan (John Morghen) steals US$ 100,000.00 from his suppliers and flees to Colombia. The police detectives seek out the touristic guide Myrna Stenn (Meg Fleming), who shared her apartment with Mike.

Meanwhile, the anthropologist Gloria Davis (Lorraine De Selle) travels on vacation to Paraguaya, in Colombia, with her brother Rudolph "Rudy" Davis (Bryan Redford) and her friend Pat Johnson (Zora Kerowa) expecting to find the town of Manioca to prove her thesis that cannibalism does not exist. However, their Jeep breaks down in a lonely road and they need to walk. They meet the Americans Mike Logan and his friend Joseph "Joe" Costolani (Walter Lloyd) that is wounded and Mike tells that the local Indians have eaten their guide Portuguese and they join the trio of friends.

Soon the promiscuous Pat stays with Mike and Joe tells the truth about Mike to Rudy and Gloria and how cruel he had been with the Indians, torturing elders, women and children. Rudy and Gloria feel that they are in danger but there is no place to hide from the young cannibals that are returning to their hamlet.

"Cannibal Ferox" is another brutal Italian film of cannibalism extremely realistic. The story is not bad and the special effects are very impressive; however, the cruelty with live animals is unbearable and does not add any value to the movie. I do not know what viewers could or expect to see in a B-movie with the title "Cannibal Ferox". I saw this film on a Brazilian DVD and the quality of the image is only reasonable. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Cannibal Ferox"


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