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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.

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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.

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A Mondo documentary that juxtaposes footage of death, carnage, and unpleasantness with scenes of inspiring and beautiful imagery.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
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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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September 1981 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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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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Followed by Savana violenta (1976) See more »

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Leave the Rest to Me
Music and lyrics by Gilbert Kaplan
Sung by Gilbert Kaplan
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Mishmashed by censors, interesting collages of a realistic data from worldwide.
3 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

What I like in this doco is a volume of realistic data rarely seen somewhere else.

DVD I own accomplishes 88 min of 94 minutes a full version presents, and some film scenes are really cut short with censoring in "a free speech world", leaving more to viewer's imagination than it was probably supposed by producers themselves.

With knowledge of a subject and respect, a natural beauty of hunters' bodies have been depicted while broadening viewers' knowledge of a rough reality of a world existing in different time/space dimensions on the Earth simultaneously to civilised digitally-equipped one, by screening a variety of traditional indigenous African rituals, much more logical and cognitive with environment than outdoor copulating of the educated Westerners during youth gatherings.

A scene of annihilating "primitives" of Amazon is uselessly censored perhaps as shoving a member cut off might really emphasised a notion of this work, which is, as understood, convincing in "devil beneath" that is in killing ground of a human nature although lacquered upon the history with challenging laws and orders but well preserved and easily demonstrated on demand of circumstances requiring.

A must to have on a shelf.


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