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Cannibal Holocaust [Deluxe Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 8927165
  • Release Date: 08/26/2008
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

    Special Features


    • New hi-definition 16x9 digital restoration of the original uncensored Director's cut
    • Spectacular new stereo re-mix and original mono mix
    • Provocative audio commentary by Director Ruggero Deodato & star Robert Kerman
    • Selected on-camera commentary
    • The Making of Cannibal Holocaust
    • one hour Italian documentary featuring rare behind the scenes footage
    • Exclusive on-camera interviews with Deodato, Kerman and co-star Gabriel Yorke
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
    • The original shooting script
    • Necrophagia "Cannibal Holocaust" music video - directed by Jim Van Bebber
    • Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas Balun

    Synopsis


    Cannibal Holocaust
    While Umberto Lenzi began the Italian-made cycle of brutal Amazonian cannibal horrors with Il Paese del Sesso Selvaggio and effectively ended it with the nauseating Cannibal Ferox, it was Ruggero Deodato who directed the subgenre's most enduring film. This popular bloodbath features a fetus ripped from a woman's body, people impaled on spikes, a genuine tortoise-flaying, and numerous other indignities, both real and simulated. The plot concerns the efforts of a group of American explorers to discover the fate of a missing documentary film crew. They receive a scratchy film-reel containing the bloody truth from a tribe of tree-dwelling natives, and the reel's contents make up the bulk of the film. Advertisements claimed that "the crew who filmed it were actually devoured alive by cannibals," yet most of them were spotted alive in future unsavory gore films. While the film is undoubtedly gruesome enough to satisfy fans, its mixture of nauseating mondo animal slaughter, repulsive sexual violence, and pie-faced attempts at socially conscious moralizing make it rather distasteful morally as well. The fact that the film's sole spokesperson for the anti-exploitation perspective is played by porno star Richard Bolla should give an indication of where its sympathies lie. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Robert Kerman - Professor Harold Monroe
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      Francesca Ciardi - Faye Daniels
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      Perry Pirkanen - Jack Anders
    • Luca Barbareschi
      Luca Barbareschi - Mark Tomaso
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      Salvatore Basile - Chaco Losojos



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ethnocentrism - What Dooms Us All

      Posted
      musicmaniax
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      Cannibal Holocaust is one of the most controversial films ever made. To truly understand it, you need to look at it from an anthropological point of view. In order to do that, you need to at least understand the meaning of ETHNOCENTRISM. ethnocentrism eth·no·cen·trism (ěth'nō-sěn'trĭz'əm) noun The tendency to evaluate other groups according to the values and standards of one's own ethnic group, especially with the conviction that one's own ethnic group is superior to the other groups. For those that have not seen the film. I am not going to spoil anything, but this definition...this very meaning, is so very key. Yes, Cannibal Holocaust has extremely violent and brutal scenes, including the animal violence that so many refer to. It is certainly not an easy watch, or easy to sit through...at all. Then again, it is not intended to be. Cannibal Holocaust was created to make a point. It was filmed to shed light on a dark, ugly part of our society that us as a people do not like nor want to see. All the gore and ferociousness behind Cannibal Holocaust is there for that purpose. We are not meant to enjoy it, at least I hope you are not enjoying it. It is not meant to make us smile and go, "yeah, I want to see more of that!" It is meant to disgust us, heighten those senses, just as the story it tells does. Everybody has different beliefs, and to them, that is how the world and life itself works. To them, they may know nothing else, and even if they do, their culture sometimes helps define who they are and how they see the rest of the world. With that in mind, Cannibal Holocaust portrays that if we judge harshly onto others, how extremely we are judged back. The brilliance behind Cannibal Holocaust is not just the message or bringing ethnocentrism to the general public, it's also that it shows how cyclical it all really is. Does it ever stop? It begs the question: why do we keep going forward with something even if we ourselves know how amoral or immoral it may be? You've heard this phrase before: History repeats itself. This is probably one of the best films ever made for fans of horror flicks, but Cannibal Holocaust broke a major genre boundary: It managed to teach those willing to listen. Cannibal Holocaust is well worth the price of admission for those who dare.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      deodato's masterpiece of cruelty

      Posted
      cenobite7

      this is one of those films that everything you have ever heard is probably true. yes, cannibal holocaust may be one of the most revolting films ever to be shown in any theatre & it's perhaps one of the powerful pieces of cinema as well. how can that be? strangely enough, cannibal holocaust has somehow managed to have maintained qutie the cult following through the years. if you are going to check it out, viewing cannibal holocaust in the privacy of your own home is the best way to go. it's grisly, it's sick, & it's perhaps the most mean-spirited film ever made but it really does make one re-examine our culture & human nature. man perhps is the most savage beast on the face of the planet & we witness this in gory detail in less than two hours. after your senses have been mutilated by this film, you may wish to have dinner with a close family member/ friend. there is animal cruelty presented here, gruesome scenes of cannibalism, & countless encorachments which will leave many a viewer completely disgusted. thankfully, there is an option to watch cannibal holocaust without the animal cruelty. there are some really great extras here too such as some interviews & previews of other grindhouse classics. a must ahve if you are into this kind of film or if you apprecaite grindhouse cinema at it's best.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great release from grindhouse releasing

      Posted
      Anthony
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      If you're searching this site for this movie then chances are you already know how controversial this movie is and what is in it. This new 3 disc release from grindhouse releasing is great. The picture quality is the best this movie will likely ever have and there are plenty of special features for any curious fans. The packaging with this release is very nice and also includes the soundtrack containing the well known happy sounding theme to the movie. With this you will receive a slipcase with a sturdy thick blu-ray case inside holding both discs with reversable cover art and a nice sized booklet inside telling you all about the movie. You'll also receive the soundtrack in a seperate little sleeve inside the slipcase. It is worth the asking price and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to fully experience this movie.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Don't Believe The Hype

      Posted
      DrEvo82

      For me, this movie did not live up to it's reputation. If you are worried about seeing this, don't be. It is not at all scary and hardly disturbing. Sure, some animals get killed but most of them get killed for food. Nothing you wouldn’t see on National Geographic or a hunting show. The special effects back then are so poor, that the scenes that try to really be gross, really fail. Even the few s e x scenes aren't as graphic as Cinemax soft core. Also, it takes forever to get to any action and there are many slow spots in between. Not to mention, that by the end, you feel like the film crew gets what they deserve. The only one I felt sorry for was the girl. On the good side, the music is really good and the plot is interesting. Im sure this movie was the worst thing around in it's day. But, compared to movies like The Hills Have Eyes (remake) and the Hostel series, this movie just doesn't stack up. I just didn't see what all the fuss was about.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Frighteningly Delicious!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      That's right, I contradicted myself. But, if you see this movie, you'll understand exactly what I mean. My wife and I loved this movie! The only negative thing about this film is trying to find something comparable to it. It is an older film, but that didn't make a difference to us. They did a great job of making this look like a real documentary. It'll get to you, in a good and a bad way. My wife and I love realistic disturbing stuff! After watching this, the only things I can recommend or compare it to are Cannibal Ferox or maybe the August Underground series, and I'm still looking! This is a great film and I highly recommend it!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent DVD for excellent movie

      Posted
      suspiria666

      This movie, the legendary "Cannibal Holocaust" is one of the greatest and most controversial films ever made. Grindhouse Releasing did an amazing job on this movie, they deffinately outdid themselves on this DVD. To start the movie comes uncut and how Ruggero Deodato wanted it to be seen. The only part that I find extremely disturbing is all the animal killings, but Grindhouse included an option on the DVD to turn off the animal killings if you are too sickened by it. The extras, without going into a lot of detail, are very in detail, they have interviews from long lost cast and crew and they go very in depth. They also have the standard amount of trailers and the amazing "Making of..." featurette

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Even after all these years

      Posted
      Horrorman

      Thank Sly Stallone's kid (Sage) for remastering this masterpiece and bringing it out too you on this edition. Even after all these years the story stands up as well as the intense violence and what not. Beware this movie may be too intense for some. The animal violence in this movie is real so be warned. Enjoy though as this movie is a masterpiece in cruelty.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must have

      Posted
      Dodge69
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      Must have for horror/cannibal film genre. Love the collectors edition with the uncut version and soundtrack. By far one of the best films.

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