Eli Roth returns to the director's chair with this ode to Ruggero Deodato's notorious film Cannibal Holocaust in a Worldview Entertainment production surrounding a group of plane-crash victims who run into some bloodthirsty natives in the jungles of Peru. Roth co-wrote the script with his Aftershock collaborator Guillermo Amoedo.~Jeremy Wheeler
Audio commentary with Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Kirby Blanton and Daryl Sabara
Disc Set - Includes the exclusive original CD soundtrack by Manuel Riveiro with bonus tracks
NEW interview with co-writer/producer/director Eli Roth
NEW interviews with cast members Lorenza Izzo, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton
Kirby Bliss BlantonAlejandro Amy
Ramon LlaoThe Bald Headhunter
Eric KleinsteuberActivist 4
Eli RothScreen Story
Ernesto Diaz EspinozaEditor
Marichi PalaciosProduction Designer
Hoyt David MorganExecutive Producer
Jason BlumExecutive Producer
Maria CestoneExecutive Producer
Sarah Johnson RedlichExecutive Producer
Elisa HormazabalCostume Designer
Patricio AguilarSpecial Effects
Kelly Martin WagnerCasting
Felipe FigueroaHair Designer
Gregory NicoteroMakeup Special Effects
Howard BergerMakeup Special Effects
The Green Inferno
Year of Release
Collector's Edition, Blu-ray
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
The Green Inferno [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] 
Eli Roth is polarizing as a director- with fans of his loving him, while detractors can't hide their displeasure of his horror stories relying far too much on gore.
I fall more in-line with his fans. He's mostly a one-trick pony, for sure, but over the top gore doesn't bother me. He may rely on rivers of red stuff in his stories, but I find it to be a nice throwback to the late 70s/ early 80s gore helmed by directors such as Herschel Gordon Lewis, as well as a better option than the other direction horror has become: ineffective PG13 films made specifically to get more ticket sales by allowing younger audience members in seats.
Green Inferno is Roth's love letter to the infamous Italian Cannibal films of his (and my) youth, and for the most part, it's a solid effort. In an unusual step for Roth, ESPECIALLY considering the source material and his previous films, he comes off as holding back. While it doesn't kill the film, it makes me wonder what it might have been.
A full 45 minutes pass before we even come across the cannibals in this film, and once we do, Roth seems to rush the kills after a pretty twisted first casualty. Where Roth's body counts throughout his movies always seem to let the audience "relish" each death, these within the Green Inferno come and go quickly, with the final kill, seemingly being one that was great on paper, just falling short, sadly.
In fact, on more than a few occasions throughout the film, not only are the kills less than what fans are used to, but logic, character consistency, and lingering questions are just left open. For a director known for excess, it's a bit disheartening to end the film with viewers wanting more instead of feeling like they were given more than they could take.
With all these negatives, Green Inferno falls into 3rd place (out of 4 Roth films) in my order of enjoyment. I still believe the original Cabin Fever and Hostel are his best works. However, even falling into that slot, it's STILL better than ALL but a few of the overproduced PG13 "horror" films Hollywood keeps pumping out, trying to convince us it belongs in that genre.
Overall, the kills are not up to what I've come to expect from Roth (with the exception of the first one, which very well may be one of his best) but they're still better than most. The story is fast-paced and brisk (don't worry about the first 45mins being cannibal-free. It sets up the story very well) and has the better than average character interaction that has become a Roth staple. Even the obvious people to die are more than interchangeable camp counselors.
I may sound harsh on my negatives, but this is still a great purchase- one that even after seeing it in a theater, I added to my home library.
I've been a fan of Eli Roth since the beginning. He's a fellow movie nerd that managed to get pictures made, and has more recently been helping other folks get pictures made.
It had been many years since Roth had done a film of his own, and with both GREEN INFERNO & KNOCK KNOCK being remake/homages, I had mild trepidations. INFERNO, structurally, is very much like its blueprint, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, with one major acception (and my only real disappointment): humor. There are broad strokes of silly humor that feel distracting & unnecessary. Beyond that, I felt like the score was mismatched, but not wrong or inappropriate, so I'll chalk that up the personal taste.
I'm glad to see the man getting into the director's chair again, and I hope more uniquely original material will follow!
Unlike the Italian cannibal films Roth is paying homage to, the Green Inferno isn't frightening, but rather a fun campy ride through the jungle with a group of students so arrogant and annoying you'll be happy to watch them get eaten!! Blu-ray quality was excellent and there are some nice special features included. It's not the gore fest I was expecting, but there should be enough bloody action to keep you satisfied. Grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the ride!
The selling point was that this was the director's cut, yet rewatching it from seeing it in the theater, I didn't notice anything different. Which is fine, I enjoyed the movie for what it was, but I was hoping for an unrated version with even more gore.
This film is unsettling, especially considering it could actually happen. Eli Roth does an amazing job at crafting a horror story that builds fear with the things you see & with what you don't see... allowing for a truly visceral experience. Characters expertly brought to life, beautiful scenery, a cautionary tale with not so black and white morals, and frightening situations... The Green Inferno is a good, creative horror movie.
Interesting concept for a horror movie. Interesting for the simple fact that it is not too far-fetched a concept. An aspiring activist wants to gain the attention of a guy and so she joins his group. They plan on saving the rain forest from a company and try to save its indigenous tribe. That is when the fun begins...beware the mysteries of the jungle.