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El caníbal (1980)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 December 1980 (West Germany)
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

Writers:

Julián Esteban (story) (as Julius Valery), Julián Esteban (screenplay) (as Julius Valery) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ursula Buchfellner ... Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
Al Cliver ... Peter Weston
Antonio Mayans ... Jack (as Robert Foster)
Antônio do Cabo Antônio do Cabo ... Thomas (as Antonio de Cabo)
Bertrand Altmann Bertrand Altmann ... The Devil (as Burt Altman)
Gisela Hahn ... Jane
Muriel Montossé ... Girl on Yacht (as Victoria Adams)
Werner Pochath ... Chris
Melo Costa Melo Costa ... Pablito (as Leonardo Costa)
Aline Mess Aline Mess ... Cannibal Priestess (as Lynn Mess)
Claude Boisson Claude Boisson ... Cannibal Chief
Tibi Costa Tibi Costa
Óscar Cortina Óscar Cortina
Ana Paula Ana Paula
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Storyline

After World War 2, Senior Japanese Officials and their followers were killed and buried together in China, after being defeated and forced to give in. The Japanese Evil People of Nine Chrysanthemum have sworn revenge and are secretly plotting against China after sealing the graves of the Officials. Before their conspiracy can come to an end, Chinese police Captain Li and Taoist master Mao Yuan Feng discover the conspiracy and kill some of the Japanese Evil People. The members who survived used then their blood to call them back from Hell and became Devil Masters. But before their Japanese Imperialist Agressive Ambition can succeed, Captain Li and Taoist Master Mao Yuan Feng kill them and defeat their plot of revenge for good. Written by Eric Louzil

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Taglines:

Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 December 1980 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexo Cannibal See more »

Filming Locations:

Archena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is often confused with Jesús Franco's similar movie from the same year, White Cannibal Queen (1980). See more »

Goofs

A woman is chained to a tree in, supposedly, the jungle. The tree is completely covered in carved names of lovers and was here people. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [having a flashback] Peter!
Peter Weston: What's the matter, Jack?
Jack: It was just like this place... all those bombs. Oh! Oh my poor head. I hate the jungle and its humidity.
Peter Weston: Come now. It's all over now.
Jack: ...and these shadows...
Peter Weston: We're not in Vietnam now.
Jack: This heat...
Peter Weston: Come on!
Jack: The blood was all over the place. I can't take it. Not again. Get me outta here. I can't get these painful memories out if my head
Peter Weston: Calm down. Come on... you most control yourself
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Uncomfortable watching I tell ya.
3 January 2010 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much of the movie because of it's title, the time it came out, the title, and because it was Jess Franco's attempt to crash into the cannibal craziness.

Sure, the movie offers the needed brutality and of course sleaze.

At some points, the movie gets dull and tedious. For example, by the time the hot actress gets abducted in her home (while taking a shower; gratuitous nudity inserted) I was getting desperate because of the incuts showing the cannibals and hunters followed by the Director's POV and horrible but creepy music and sounds.

The brutality is present but only in minimal amounts. Yikes! The cannibal leader or whatever even rips off with his teeth and later eats a woman's... oh well you should watch it.

I wouldn't recommend this piece of euro trash for fanatics of quality exploitation. Sure, the plot is depraved and rough but the execution is somewhat cheesy and not well produced.

At some points I wondered if the edition was just terrible or if it was an edited version.

I enjoy Franco's work but this effort is just a waste of time. Watch it only if you are fan of Euro sleaze or trash cinema.


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