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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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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 second highest-grossing foreign language film in Hong Kong in 1976, behind Jaws (1975) See more »

Goofs

The closing credits say "The producers are grateful to: Alitalia, for the generous collaboration in trasporting our crews and their equipment". (The word "transporting" is spelled incorrectly) 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

The Japanese DVD released by Panorama is uncut. However, its master source was a PAL tape, and therefore runs at the uncut PAL running time of 91 minutes, even though it is NTSC format. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cannabis Holocaust: Mutant Hell (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love
Music by Carlo Savina
Lyrics by Gilbert Kaplan
Sung by Ann Collin
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Brutal Mondo
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Savage Man...Savage Beast (1975)

** (out of 4)

Italian Mondo movie has all that you'd expect from a film like this. This "documentary" shows everything from cannibals to animal killings to hippies cleaning themselves at an outdoor event. If you're an animal lover then it goes without saying that you should skip this film because all sorts of animals are show being killed and slaughtered. Some of these are animal on animal attacks but there's a lot of footage of men hunting down the animals and killing them. The most outrageous scene comes from an African tribe who believe they must have sex with the ground in order to get the grass to grow. Seeing twenty some men drilling holes in the ground and then having sex with it is something I really didn't need to see. This film isn't a well made movie but it's remains slightly interesting just by seeing these different cultures.


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