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Zumbalah (1975)
"Ultime grida dalla savana" (original title)

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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

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Here's a National Geographic style documentary that's alternately exploitive and informative. The film presents a wide variety of ways that humans interact with nature. It depicts the actual footage of a careless man (Pit Dernitz) leaving the safety of his car to film lions close up and ends up being their dinner. Other highlights include natives humping the ground in hopes of bringing life to the land, various big game hunting and last but not least naked hippies. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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WARNING: This film contains scenes of horrifying carnage by man against animal, animal against man, animal against animal, and man against man. Filmed around the world, it is the ultimate revelation of the kill. It is entirely authentic. See more »


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September 1981 (USA)  »

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Savage Temptation  »

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Trivia

The tribe that is shown jumping up and down naked is identified as the Lobi. However, in Climati and Morra's later film, Sweet and Savage (1983), the same footage is used, but the tribe is called the Mashoni. Whichever name is correct has yet to be determined. See more »

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When the native man is shot by the mercenaries, he is shot in the back but falls backwards, moving against the laws of physics. This is one aspect that proves the scene is a phony. See more »

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Narrator: [directly before lions attack a tourist] This sequence is part of the evidence examined by the court in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of the victim against an insurance company.
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Edited into Sweet and Savage (1983) See more »

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Leave the Rest to Me
Music and lyrics by Gilbert Kaplan
Sung by Gilbert Kaplan
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Best Documentary Ever Made
12 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the stuff Dave Attenborough doesn't show on a Sunday night and dreams are made of. This Film has it all, from an elephant speared multiple times,the only footage i've ever seen of a man being mauled by a lion (one of many highlights),a tribe that have intercourse with the ground (its not virgin soil anymore). The narration is funny as well. Seriously you need this in your life so many animal deaths an under appreciated classic.You can get this and 19 other Grind-house films for £13 this film alone is worth that. Animals were harmed in the making of this film and it is all the better for it 10/10. Oh and a member of a fox hunt takes a Pooh


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