Midnight Movies: Mondo Triple Feature [3 Discs] [DVD]

It's a wild world out there, and if you really need convincing, just check out this shocking three-film collection featuring Mondo Cane, Mondo Cane 2, and Women of the World.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Mondo Cane:
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Poster 7 Still Gallery
  • Benito Frattari's Location Stills
  • Lobby Promo
  • The Unofficial Mondo Phenomenon By David Flint
  • Mondo Cane 2:
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Women Of The World:

Synopsis

Mondo Cane
This shockumentary caused a stir when it was released in 1962 -- no one had seen anything quite like it before. But audiences need not have worried, this low-brow, disconnected series of clips on "savages" and "barbarians" (usually dark-skinned) who pierce their skin or their noses and do not bother to cover their breasts, would only get worse in sequel after sequel, through the 1970s. Purporting to show repulsive or erotic ritual practices and strange cultural customs from around the world, such as the slaughter of pigs in New Guinea or Asians who eat dog meat, or even the Hawaiian hula, this supposed documentary is nothing more than a series of unrelated, jarring film clips with commentary from a limited white male perspective. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Mondo Cane 2
Despite its exploitive nature, the 1963 Italian "shockumentary" Mondo Cane yielded a few images of great beauty while dredging through the more extreme and outrageous eccentricities of the world. It also produced the hit song "More". Mondo Cane Part 2 offers little more but sensationalism; even the music is on a seedy level. Some of the bizarre religious and social rituals depicted herein have their own curious charm, but the good sequences are lumped unimaginatively with the bad. Still, Mondo Cane, Part 2 paid its way back in 1964, a fact no doubt attributable to the first film's enormous success. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Women of the World
Director Gualtiero Jacopetti and his "mondo" films started an entire category of degrading shockumentaries which deal with topics like cannibalism, animal torture and killing, sexual oddities, and all manner of animalistic, brutal behavior in human culture. La Donna nel Mondo is one in this series which tended to go from bad to worse. This is anything but an anthropological, sympathetic overview of women in world cultures but more a voyeuristic tour at what might seem to be the most shocking scenes to a Eurocentric audience. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Stefano Sibaldi - Narrator
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