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Savage World Today (1985)

Mondo cane oggi - L'orrore continua (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 August 1985 (Italy)
A new age Mondo film that explores the realm of urban decay and various oddities of the modern world, ranging from underground club scenes to sex change operations.

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Typically narrated in a racist and sexist fashion, it starts by first showing different women around the world doing certain strange acts for common reasons. Other cultural oddities are observed, such as Hindu men jumping into a well to show their bravery, before moving on to government officials performing an autopsy to prove there are drugs hidden in the body. Cultural aphrodisiacs are shown, most involving killing animals in some way. Eventually, after an introduction of female impersonators, a graphic sex change operation is shown in bloody detail, and finally begins to wrap up with forbidden tattooing in Japan, and more acts of "bravery" as men chop their own fingers off. A mondo-obscurity that is, like always, not for the faint of heart. Written by Helltopay27

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The name "Mondo cane" hadn't been used for a Mondo film since Mondo pazzo (1963). This film incorporated the title in order to cash in on Mondo cane (1962)'s notoriety, and is therefore known as Mondo Cane 3 in some video releases. See more »

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Don't see this one while eating!
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first "Mondo Cane", from 1962, was (as far as I remember) a fairly respectable documentary. This film, which is apparently the second "official" sequel (although many "unofficial" ones have preceded it), is impossible to take seriously, mainly due to the incredibly condescending and cheeky American narration (at least on my copy, re-titled "Savage World Today"). The narrator sets the tone early on: observing a group of nudists, he says "No, they haven't lost their clothes. Just their minds". Much of the footage is lame (are jogging and bodybuilding and collecting sea weed "phenomenons"? What about that old lady chasing around a young stud in Hawaii?), and a lot of it appears to be staged or interpreted at the narrator's will. But there are also some NAUSEATING scenes here, from real animal death footage to graphic autopsy scenes that are either real or portrayed with incredibly realistic special effects. Gruesome highlight: a sex-change operation, shown in all its graphic "glory". (*1/2)


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