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Eaten Alive! (1980)

Mangiati vivi! (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 20 March 1980 (Italy)
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A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

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Umberto Lenzi

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Umberto Lenzi (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Kerman ... Mark Butler
Janet Agren ... Sheila Morris
Ivan Rassimov ... Jonas Melvin
Paola Senatore ... Diana
Me Me Lai ... Mowara
Fiamma Maglione Fiamma Maglione ... Alma (as Mag Fleming)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Reeves
Franco Coduti ... Karan (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Alfred Joseph Berry Alfred Joseph Berry
Michele Schmiegelm Michele Schmiegelm ... Native Girl
Mel Ferrer ... Professor Carter
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Storyline

One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him. The film shows some sadistic torture and a brief cameo by her sister taken by a documentary film crew who obviously didn't make it out. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman (playing Mark Butler), where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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They didn't have a chance! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sinhalese | English

Release Date:

20 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Doomed to Die See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes originally from the movies Sacrifice! (1972) (crocodile being killed with a small knife, and a woman being killed and eaten by cannibals), Jungle Holocaust (1977) (Me Me Lay's death sequence), and Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) (castration scene, footage of a snake eating a monkey, and a man being pulled into the water by a crocodile), were edited into this movie. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Butler is fighting Karan. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Melvyn: [when Karan spoke to Jonas, holding the whiskey bottle that was discovered somewhere at Mark's hut] Karan accuses you of drinking alcohol, by transgressing the rules. Did you understand what will happen to you?
Mark: [chuckles] Listen, Jonas. Whiskey is my passion, but, uh... I haven't had another drop since I've been here.
Jonas Melvyn: Karan says he founded your bottle under your bed.
Mark: [looks at Karan] Well, Karan is a liar. Go ahead, tell him, Jonas, tell him he's a liar.
Jonas Melvyn: [speaks to Karan in foreign language] Did ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The Region 1, Shriek Show (Media-Blasters) DVD is uncut at 92 minutes long. See more »


Soundtracks

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Worth watching for the gore.**Spoilers**
19 October 2000 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Mangiati Vivi" aka "Eaten Alive" is a decent cannibal flick.Yes,it is also a big mess.You've got Stone Age cannibals,a Jim Jones-type cult,hired assassins and brutal animal butchery thrown on-screen every five minutes just to keep the viewer awake.As for the gore,one has to wait an inordinate amount of time for the crimson to really start flying,but the last half-hour has some truly revolting mayhem on display.One native has his penis cut off before being speared.A woman has her breast cut off then eaten;another girl is completely dismembered."Eaten Alive" is quite nasty at times,but it is a joke in comparison to "Cannibal Holocaust" or even "Make Them Die Slowly".If you love Italian splatter cinema you won't be disappointed.Highly recommended.


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