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Jungle Holocaust (1977)

Ultimo mondo cannibale (original title)
An oil prospector is captured by a violent and primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippines' rain forest, but he manages to escape with a female hostage and tries to locate his missing companion and their airplane in order to return home.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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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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Can this modern man survive in a Stone Age world? See more »

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Trivia

The conception of the alternative title "Jungle Holocaust" was spurred by the popularity and notoriety of Ruggero Deodato's later film, Cannibal Holocaust (1980). 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

There exist two video versions in Sweden; one is uncut, the other heavily cut. The uncut version (titled "Jakten i regnskogen" on Golden Medal Video) is in full screen. The cut version (titled "De sista kannibalerna" on Europafilm) runs 77m 35sec PAL and is widescreen and has superior picture quality. See more »

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Referenced in Zarazhenie (2015) See more »

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An adventure in the jungle.
30 March 2006 | by CannibalThingSee all my reviews

Jungle Holocaust opens with some beautiful shots of a small aircraft flying over a seemingly endless jungle. The four people on the plane are going to the middle of said jungle to check up on a mining crew one of them sent out there. When they get there the camp is of course empty, and all that they find of the inhabitants is a heavily decomposed head. They end up having to stay the night in the plane because the pilot, understandably, will not fly over the jungle in the dark. At this point their situation goes from bad to worse as they have to deal with getting separated, a tribe of natives who just happen to be cannibals, being lost, and being far out of their element.

The movie centers around Robert Harper (Mossimo Foschi) and his ordeals with the cannibals and the jungle in his struggle to get home. The character development is a highlight as the events take their toll on Robert's psyche. He becomes more savage, animal like, and at times it seems, insane. Actor Mossimo Foschi does a very good job portraying all of this, by the way. Actress Me Me Lai is never clothed, a plus in my book, and performs well, though her obviously fake breasts do detract from the believability as she is supposed to be playing a native.

There isn't much gore but some of what there is can get a bit strong. Some will find a scene with a crocodile particularly hard to watch.

Overall Jungle Holocaust is one of the best of the Italian Cannibal genre and is oddly uplifting for this kind of film. Highly recommended.


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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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Erre Cinematografica See more »
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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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