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Jungle Holocaust (1977)

Ultimo mondo cannibale (original title)
An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Massimo Foschi ... Robert Harper
Me Me Lai ... Pulan
Ivan Rassimov ... Rolf
Sheik Razak Shikur Sheik Razak Shikur ... Charlie
Judy Rosly Judy Rosly ... Swan
Suleiman Suleiman ... Native Chief
Shamsi Shamsi ... Native Warrior #1
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Storyline

A plane crashes in the jungle. One of the survivors gets lost and while trying to find a way out of the jungle he gets captured by cannibals. He is humiliated, stripped naked, and thrown in a hole with a bird for a while. Eventually, he escapes with the help of a cannibal girl and tries to find his plane so he can go home. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnivorous See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although the UK cinema version was heavily cut, the pre-certification video release on the Derann label featured the uncut print and was regularly seized by police during the video nasty scare. However, it was never listed as an official nasty, and the only prosecution resulted in a verdict of not guilty. See more »

Goofs

The snake that is milked onto the spearhead is clearly from the cobra family. The men claim that this venom will kill in seconds but in actuality the average death from cobra venom can take place up to thirty minutes later. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Swedish cinema version was cut 10 m 50 sec:
  • The death of the pilot was cut (40 sec)
  • The scene where the prisoner was slashed and ants poured onto the wounds was removed (2 m 22 sec)
  • The scenes where a snake gets killed with an axe, and when a tied up bat is killed by a snake, were cut (1 min 45 sec)
  • A crocodile being gutted alive was cut (1 m 37 sec)
  • The native woman giving birth by the river and throwing her baby to the crocodiles was cut (13 sec)
  • The scene where Robert hits Palan and rapes her was removed (1 min 15 sec)
  • The scene where Palan was killed, decapitated, cooked, and eaten was cut (1 m 50 sec)
  • When Robert eats the liver of a cannibal he killed was cut (1 m 8 sec)
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The One that Started Them All?
26 April 2004 | by squeezeboxSee all my reviews

JUNGLE HOLOCAUST is a brutal, no-holds-barred early entry in the bizarre cannibal subgenre of the seventies and early eighties. It's shocking, violent, immoral, sleazy and exploitive. In other words, it delivers.

I can't defend this movie from an ethical standpoint. Even the observation that the live animal slaughter (which is fairly minimal here) is committed by people who apparently were members of a real tribe of primitives, as part of their daily routine doesn't change the fact that it was shot for purely sensational purposes. But it is undeniably intense, suspenseful and creepy.

A plane lands in the Amazon wilds while searching for a couple of lost explorers. The people in the plane wander off a little too far and become separated. The movie then follows one of them, who is captured by a tribe of cannibals and kept prisoner for months. He finally manages to escape and kidnaps a young, beautiful female member of the tribe to use as a guide.

The movie has a gritty realism to it that makes it play almost like a documentary. It captures the gradual transformation of the character from a "civilized" man to a grunting "savage" extremely well, although a scene in which he wins over his female companion by raping her is a little over-the-top, to say the least.

The midsection of the movie is almost entirely devoid of dialog, so the atrocious dubbing is confined mostly to the first and last sequences. Overall, it's a very well-made and unsettling thriller, although it would have been far more suspenseful had there not been a disclaimer at the beginning saying the main character survived to tell his story.


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