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Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story and screenplay), Giorgio Stegani (additional dialogue: Italian version)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Kerman ... Professor Harold Monroe
Francesca Ciardi ... Faye Daniels
Perry Pirkanen ... Jack Anders
Luca Barbareschi ... Mark Tomaso (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Salvatore Basile ... Chaco Losojos
Ricardo Fuentes Ricardo Fuentes ... Undetermined Role
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Alan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)
Paolo Paoloni ... 1st Executive
Lionello Pio Di Savoia Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... 2nd Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
Claudia Rocchi Claudia Rocchi ... Undetermined Role (as Luigina Rocchi)
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Storyline

In 1979, intent on venturing into the vast and unexplored areas of the virgin Amazon rainforest, a small American film crew attempt to make a documentary about the region's indigenous cannibalistic tribes, only to disappear without a trace. As the noted anthropologist, Harold Monroe, and his team of seasoned guides embark on a rescue mission to locate the missing documentarians in the heart of the Green Inferno, fearful tribes that no white has ever seen before will soon start to take interest in them. Inevitably, as the professor unearths more evidence about the fate of the film crew by sheer luck, a desperate battle to recover the raw footage that was paid in blood will commence--after all, the world must know the savage and unspeakable atrocities captured on the riveting unedited footage. In the end, what has really happened to the overambitious explorers, and the shocking final two reels? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

They eat and they are eaten! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Grindhouse Releasing

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

7 February 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Holocaust See more »

Filming Locations:

Guri, Venezuela See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

F.D. Cinematografica See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (animal cruelty-free) | (Québec)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital (2001 re-release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2005 interview, Carl Gabriel Yorke said that while rehearsing the sex scene with Francesca Ciardi, she suggested that they go out in the middle of the jungle and "actually do it". Yorke declined, saying he had a girlfriend back in New York. In 2009, Ciardi stated that the sex scenes were not simulated, and that she and Yorke were lovers off-screen during filming. See more »

Goofs

When the Yanomamo guide is given muskrat flesh to eat, he never puts any inside in his mouth. Instead, he opens his mouth a few times near it to give the impression that he is eating. See more »

Quotes

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PABS Reporter: Man is omnipotent; nothing is impossible for him. What seemed like unthinkable undertakings yesterday are history today. The conquest of the moon for example: who talks about it anymore? Today we are already on the threshold of conquering our galaxy, and in a not too distant tomorrow, we'll be considering the conquest of the universe, and yet man seems to ignore the fact that on this very planet there are still people living in the stone age and practicing cannibalism.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits: "Projectionist John K. Kirov was given a two-month suspended sentence and fined $10,000 for illegal appropriation of film material. We know that he received $250,000 for the same footage." See more »

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The 2-disc French Collector's Edition from Opening Distribution is uncut, but is also missing several seconds from The Last Road to Hell. See more »

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This is not a movie... this is an undeniable trash.
4 August 2007 | by Chaves7777See all my reviews

I hate to talk about the films that i hate, but a person who loves movies don't have any alternative, for that reason, as i enjoy talk about the movies that i love, i think that sometimes i can talk about the films that i hate, but this time, is the hated film until this moment (I don't think that anyway suppers this piece of garbage).

"Cannibal Holcaust" is about 4 filmmakers who do documentaries (3 Men and a Woman) who go to the deep jungle in south American to film about the different hide cannibal groups that i think that now are extinct. The supposed "filmmakers" don't appear. Time later, a doctor go in their search only for found that they are eaten by the cannibals, but they found too a tape. Then, back in the city, the doctor try to convince then to others that the film not must be showed. And we going to see why...

For much, this film is one of the best ever made (???), for me and for much others, this is just a exploitation film that go to the extreme. Disguised as a social film, if you see the real intentions of Ruggero Deodato, it was only to make a Cannibal film, but not as a social commentary, if only as a horror film. I can say that this film is not even bad. Of course that its wonderful that movies treat social topics, about different cultures, about media abuse and domination (For that you can see "Shock Treatment" or "Network"), "Cannibal Holocaust" seems to bring that message, but really don't. Its only another gore film, that don't have any intent more than give repulsive moments; the film don't have any intelligent horror. This film don't going to scare you, it goes to make revolve your stomach.

"Cannibal Holocaust" for me is trash, is not cinema and is not art. Not even a regular soundtrack by Riz Ortolani can save it. And much time i get surprised seeing all the people who defends a movie like this. Of course, is likes, and i respect them. And believe me, i always try to don't say bad commentaries of films so quickly, but i don't see any reason to save it.

At all, if you want to see an horrible film, totally inhuman, with real animals which suffer until death (It is worth to clarify that all the polemic of real human deaths was just rumors and is not truth), this is the film for you. If you want real art, a real social commentary, a real horror film, or just a good film... don't even think about it... don't watch it.

Soldier warned, don't die at war.

*Sorry for the mistakes...well, if there any.


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