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Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Ultime grida dalla savana (original title)
A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Writers:

Antonio Climati (story and screenplay), Mario Morra (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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A Mondo documentary that juxtaposes footage of death, carnage, and unpleasantness with scenes of inspiring and beautiful imagery.

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Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati
Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny
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Cast

Cast overview:
Giuseppe Rinaldi Giuseppe Rinaldi ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Here's a National Geographic style documentary that's alternately exploitive and informative. The film presents a wide variety of ways that humans interact with nature. It depicts the actual footage of a careless man (Pit Dernitz) leaving the safety of his car to film lions close up and ends up being their dinner. Other highlights include natives humping the ground in hopes of bringing life to the land, various big game hunting and last but not least naked hippies. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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See a man torn apart and eaten alive by lions while his family watches in horror See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Savage Temptation See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The tribe that is shown jumping up and down naked is identified as the Lobi. However, in Climati and Morra's later film, Dolce e selvaggio (1983), the same footage is used, but the tribe is called the Mashoni. Whichever name is correct has yet to be determined. See more »

Goofs

When the native man is shot by the mercenaries, he is shot in the back but falls backwards, moving against the laws of physics. This is one aspect that proves the scene is a phony. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [directly before lions attack a tourist] This sequence is part of the evidence examined by the court in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of the victim against an insurance company.
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Alternate Versions

In certain versions, the text introducing the mercenary hunt of the natives is run in front of a black background, while other versions have the text run in front of shots of the mercenaries. There is no censor-worthy material during the text, which means distributors are likely supplied with these prints. The black background is not meant for cutting the scene. See more »

Connections

Edited into Traces of Death (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love
Music by Carlo Savina
Lyrics by Gilbert Kaplan
Sung by Ann Collin
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WANNA SEE LIONS MAUL A MAN... SURE YOU DO!
13 September 1999 | by DashaSee all my reviews

This film was not only great but also absolutely repulsive, which I love. The scene where a man is mauled by three hungry lions is very graphic. There are also some scenes where a hippie is breast feeding a goat. Has to be seen to be believed. I gave it a ten


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