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Director:
Writers:
Umberto Lenzi (story)
Umberto Lenzi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 November 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The most violent film ever made! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"Then...THEN THEY ATE HIS GENITALS!!!" See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

Robert Kerman ... Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha ... Mafioso
Venantino Venantini ... Sgt. Ross
'El Indio' Rincon ... Juanito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Bergamini ... Clerk (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Ross (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Paul (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Wilson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Joe (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Tim (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Rizzo (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Hood (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Hunter (uncredited)
Perry Pirkanen ... Paul (uncredited)

Dominic Raacke ... Tim (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Sancho (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Rudy (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Myrna (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Gloria (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jake Teague ... Professor (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Mike (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Umberto Lenzi 
 
Writing credits
Umberto Lenzi (story)

Umberto Lenzi (screenplay)

Produced by
Antonio Crescenzi .... executive producer
Mino Loy .... producer (uncredited)
Luciano Martino .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roberto Donati  (as Budy)
Fiamma Maglione  (as Maglione)
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Bergamini 
 
Film Editing by
Enzo Meniconi 
 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Bassan 
 
Costume Design by
Giuseppe Bassan 
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vito Di Bari .... unit manager
Evi Farinelli .... unit manager
Giovanni Masini .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Riccardo Petrazzi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sergio Basili .... special sound effects
Aldo Ciorba .... special sound effects
Ezio Marcorin .... special sound effects
Raul Montesanti .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gino De Rossi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Belli .... chief electrician
Renato Doria .... camera operator
Giorgio Garibaldi Schwarze .... still photographer
Mario Pizzi .... key grip
Maurizio Zampagni .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Alessandro Gabriele .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Maria Cordio .... music arranger
Carlo Maria Cordio .... musical director
 
Other crew
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Robert Kerman (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi .... voice dubbing: Zora Kerowa (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Danilo Mattei (uncredited)
Alessandro Iovino .... voice dubbing: Perry Pirkanen (uncredited)
Gino La Monica .... voice dubbing: Giovanni Lombardo Radice (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi .... voice dubbing: Jake Teague (uncredited)
Renato Mori .... voice dubbing: Riccardo Petrazzi (uncredited)
Angelo Nicotra .... voice dubbing: Walter Lucchini (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Fiamma Maglione (uncredited)
Serena Verdirosi .... voice dubbing: Lorraine De Selle (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cannibal ferox" - Italy (original title)
"Make Them Die Slowly" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
93 min | South Korea:85 min (heavily cut) | UK:86 min (heavily cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Alberta) | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 (cut) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (heavily cut) | Spain:18S | Sweden:15 (uncut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2000) (heavily cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2000) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Trivia:
The Australian title "Woman from Deep River" was made to cash in on one of Umberto Lenzi's previous films, Sacrifice! (1972), which is known in Australia as "Man from Deep River".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Rudy wears a neckerchief bearing the OshKosh logo, but the lettering seems to switch between being a 'mirror image' of itself (so it reads hsoKhsO) and appearing as it should, often several times within one scene.See more »
Quotes:
Pat:Why couldn't we have made it Acupulco, instead of this poison paradise?
Gloria Davis:All you would have found there would have been white widows.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Punisher (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River ValleySee more »

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What are the differences between the BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Exteded Cut?
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68 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
"Then...THEN THEY ATE HIS GENITALS!!!", 13 February 2004
Author: massiveapple from London

Still one of the funniest movies of all time, assuming you're not shocked by cheap gore. Never mind the "20 scenes of extreme brutality" mentioned in the introductory "warning" (ROLL UP! ROLL UP!), there are at least 30 scenes of extreme hilarity....

If you're looking for a good cannibal flick, "Cannibal Holocaust" is the one - still pretty dumb, but good. "Ferox", on the other hand, is the one to choose if you want a good bad-taste laugh. There are way too many hilarious moments to list, but I love the central premise that Lorraine de Selle is going into the jungle to prove that cannibalism DOESN'T exist, and NEVER HAS. Right - I just walked home from the pub and didn't get into a fight, that proves that no one has ever got in a fight on the way home from the pub. And no one who's seen this film will ever forget John "Giovanni Radice" Morghen's acting as he wails the immortal line, "then...THEN THEY ATE HIS GENITALS!!!"

The commentary track on the DVD is fantastic - Lenzi is a hilariously arrogant idiot, while Morghen's camp, bitchy comments had me in hysterics.

But don't believe this nonsense about how "Ferox" is "sickening" for showing a snake crushing something to death, or South American tribes killing a turtle. Have you never watched a documentary about snakes on the BBC or the Discovery Channel? Guess what - they show them crushing things too! And if you don't believe that nature documentary crews actually feed "innocent" animals to predators just to get good footage, you're very naive. As for the turtle -- these tribal guys live IN THE JUNGLE, ok? "But you don't have to show them actually cutting the head off a live turtle!" Well first of all, the fact that it's a "live" turtle is neither here nor there - if it was a dead one, it would still have been killed, duh. And secondly, what? We can eat our turtle soup, but we don't want to watch it being made? Grow up.

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