Susan Stevenson and her brother Arthur get off a plane in Papua New Guinea, looking for her missing husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster. The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Obvious use of a dummy when Professor Foster dies falling at the waterfall. See more »
The ending credits do not actually state what the job of each individual was. Instead, it merely lists the technicians involved, which is why many have mistaken this for a cast list. This was because of the guerrilla nature of the shooting of this movie, which meant the crew positions were very fluid. See more »
The film was one of the original UK video nasties (as "Prisoner Of The Cannibal God") on the infamous DPP 72 list. The cinema version was cut to remove all footage of animal violence and the 2001 Vipco DVD (now retitled "Mountain Of The Cannibal God") featured a longer and more complete U.S print although a further 2 minutes 6 secs were cut by the BBFC to remove genuine footage of a snake fighting a bird and a snake killing and eating a live monkey. See more »
The most entertaining cannibal movie I've seen. Sleazy fun with a great cast.
I can passionately defend many exploitation and b-grade movies, but even I find it difficult to stick up for Italian cannibal movies. They are pure sleaze, nothing more, full of gratuitous nudity and violence (faked obviously, but frequently with real animal killings, something I can understand will make many people disgusted and/or angry). On top of that they are also really insulting when they are set in say, Borneo or New Guinea, and the "natives" are extras from the Philippines or Sri Lanka or wherever the movie was filmed on the cheap. As if it doesn't matter what ethnic group they are! Anyway, 'Mountain Of The Cannibal God' isn't as notorious as some of the Deodato or Lenzi cannibal movies from the 70s, but for some reason I found it to be the most entertaining example of the genre I've seen. The great cast certainly helps - Stacy Keach, Ursula Andress (still my favourite Bond girl) and Claudio Cassenelli of the nunsploitation classic 'Flavia The Heretic' and the underrated giallo 'What Have They Done To Our Daughters?'. The cannibals take their time showing up (about two thirds in), but there is more than enough to keep you interested until then, and when they do, man, it's really worth waiting for! And yes, Ursula gets naked - hubba hubba! You can call this movie utter trash or a "guilty pleasure", whatever you like, but there's no denying it's a lot of fun if taken in the right way - as I said originally, PURE SLEAZE.
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