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La montagna del dio cannibale (1978)

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Cesare Frugoni (screenplay), Cesare Frugoni (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Susan Stevenson
Stacy Keach ... Professor Edward Foster
Claudio Cassinelli ... Manolo
Antonio Marsina ... Arthur Weisser
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Father Moses
Lanfranco Spinola Lanfranco Spinola ... Consul Burns
Carlo Longhi Carlo Longhi ... Phil
Claudia Rocchi Claudia Rocchi ... Puka Body Painter #1 (as Luigina Rocchi)
Akushula Selayah Akushula Selayah ... Sura (as Akushla Sellajaah)
Dudley Wanaguru Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna T.M. Munna
M. Suki M. Suki
Giovanni Masini Giovanni Masini
Franco Cuccu Franco Cuccu
Franco Coduti ... (as Gianfranco Coduti)
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Storyline

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

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slave of the Cannibal God See more »

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Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (extended) | (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed in Sri Lanka. See more »

Goofs

When the snake eats the monkey, it is supposed to be natural footage of one animal eating another. There are many leaves around the shot, and one of them is very clearly added during editing to hide a device to launch the monkey into the snake's mouth. (A frame by frame analysis of this is on the unrated Blue Underground DVD.) See more »

Crazy Credits

The title card reads "The Mountain of of the Cannibal God". See more »

Alternate Versions

The U.S Anchor Bay DVD is uncut and includes 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes as added extras. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. See more »

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Very well-made jungle adventure
24 April 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Mountain of the Cannibal God" may disappoint those looking for a hardcore cannibal flick, but if you're willing to accept it as a jungle adventure with occasional doses of gore it works better. The production is colorful and polished; this movie really looks great on DVD. Sergio Martino does a solid job with the direction; apart from "Predator", I don't think I've seen a film with a better sense of place during its jungle scenes. The plot has a good build-up, and even attempts a couple of twists. Ursula Andress handles her physically demanding role well (no wonder the cannibals mistake her for a goddess; that's what Ursula is. And did anyone else find one of the cannibal girls that were painting her up quite hot?). Stacy Keach is a solid lead and has the best (and best-delivered) line in the film: "You never forget the taste of human flesh!". By the way, I watched a 97-minute version which was quite gory, but had some "extreme" scenes that others have mentioned (bestiality) missing. (**1/2)


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