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Director:
Writers:
Umberto Lenzi (story)
Umberto Lenzi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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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 ... Hotel Administrator (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Sgt. Ross (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Paul (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Wilson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... Joe Costolani (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Tim Barrett (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Richard McNamara ... Mafioso (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Hunter (uncredited)
Perry Pirkanen ... Paul (uncredited)

Dominic Raacke ... Tim Barrett (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Sancho (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Rudy Davis (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Myrna Stenn (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Gloria Davis (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jake Teague ... Professor (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Mike Logan (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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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
 
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 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 (cut) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (heavily cut) | 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:
Advertisements still claim that the movie is banned in 31 countries, even though several countries have lifted the ban since it was first printed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the hooks are in Pat's breasts, they are twice as long as they were before.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Rizzo:You could have ended up on a slab also. Then we'd have TWO murders instead of ONE, thanks to your precious Mike Logan.
Myrna Stenn:But look, I...
Lt. Rizzo:Look, why were you tryin' to hide from me the fact, that Mike was your boyfriend? Are all you girls today so STUPID?
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Movie Connections:
References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River ValleySee more »

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What are the differences between the BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
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33 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
The Biggest Shock Is That It's Good!, 29 April 2005
Author: Rathko from Los Angeles

There are so many versions of this movie floating around that I have absolutely no idea what was cut from the version I saw, and what wasn't. All I know is that it was the recent Grindhouse Releasing version.

I expected absolutely nothing from this movie, other than completely amateurish nonsense in the vein of an updated Hershell Gordon Lewis. I was shocked to find that Cannibal Ferox really isn't a bad movie at all. The storyline, acting and production values were as solid as you could expect from such a multi-lingual low budget exploitation flick, especially considering the amount of outdoor location shooting, and Grindhouse have done a really good job with the remastering. Lorraine De Selle is great, trying to take the whole thing seriously while Giovanni Lombardo Radice chews the scenery around her with leering, bog-eyed abandon. Zora Kerova looks like she wandered in from the set of Friday 13th Part II, all blond curls and pert tits, and suffers the consequences. The whole New York subplot stinks of running-time-filler and could be totally done away with.

The gore is minimal but effective – a blink and you'll miss it latex castration and a rather more shocking breast-on-hook impalement. The much criticized animal cruelty really isn't as bad as everyone tries to make out – usually consisting of little more than Discovery Channel style documentary footage of animals chasing and killing each other. On the few occasions in which people actively kill animals, they do so quickly and efficiently, and there's no sense that the animals are suffering, or no more than they would in the average abattoir. It's interesting that when animals are butchered for your viewing pleasure in Italian exploitation movies it's banned in a dozen countries, but when Coppola does it (far less humanely) in Apocalypse Now, it's art.

This was my first journey into the Cannibal genre, and if I can get my hands on Cannibal Holocaust, it won't be my last. Ferox is a fun, trashy, low budget, exploitation fest that is far more enjoyable than some of the big-budget mainstream dross that I've had to endure (Constantine anyone?).

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