The Green Inferno [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 01/05/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (279 out of 328)

    Special Features


    • Feature commentary with co-writer/director/producer Eli Roth, producer Nicolás López, and stars Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Daryl Sabara
    • Photo gallery

    Synopsis


    The Green Inferno
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Lorenza Izzo
      Lorenza Izzo - Justine
    • Ariel Levy
      Ariel Levy - Alejandro
    • Daryl Sabara
      Daryl Sabara - Lars
    • Kirby Bliss Blanton
      Kirby Bliss Blanton - Alejandro Amy
    • Sky Ferreira
      Sky Ferreira - Kayce



    Customer rating

    4.0
    86%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun throwback to the cannibal genre

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      doc8998
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      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 would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Terrible but Could've been a little Better

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      Stylez
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      The Green Inferno revolves around Justine, a college student who joins a group of activists who plan on helping a forest in the Amazon from being destroyed. However, their plane crashes and the activists are eventually kidnapped by a cannibalistic tribe and must do everything they can do to get rescued before they are eaten. The movie is directed by Eli Roth, who has directed a few good horror movies like Cabin Fever and Hostel, and his wife Lorenza Izzo plays Justine in this movie. The movie wasn't as good as I was hoping it would but it wasn't terrible either. The movie has it's fair share of suspense and some unrelentingly gruesome deaths that most definitely adds to the horror tone of the movie. One of the biggest flaws with the movie is some of the characters being a little bland and boring to a certain extent. In the end, The Green Inferno is not one of Eli Roth's best movies but it does show that he can work well with the horror genre. If you like some of Eli Roth's movies, you'll probably enjoy this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Gory jungle fun

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      AOPisaac
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      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!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THROWBACK TO 80'S HORROR!!!

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      gusvelasco94
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      In Eli Roths latest project a group of activist who are trying to save the rain forest and the tribe living in it end up crash landing in the amazon and taken prisoners by the very same natives they are trying to protect. The film stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blankton and a cameo appearance by Sky Ferierra. It is directed by the horror king himself Eli Roth. I think its a shame Eli didn't make a cameo appearance any who the film itself i thought was very well done. It did receive mix feelings by critics but then again this movie heads toward making you feel discomfort in which the film greatly does accomplish. Has many likable characters and when you see your favorite cast mate killed off you are heart broken.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another excellent movie by Eli Roth

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      Tranceboi1
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      Ive seen a few of the cannibal movies that are considered classics such as Cannibal Holocaust & Cannibal Ferox , but I have to say this is definetly a future classic. A group of activists go to the jungle for their cause, things go wrong, they get caught by a cannibal tribe & things get very bad from there. The gore effects are very well done & the kills brutal so if that's not your thing then please avoid this movie. The cast does a good job, one in particular makes you dislike him so much you want something really bad to happen to him. Eli Roth knows how to scare you as well as make you laugh. I am anxiously awaiting his new remake of his classic film , Cabin Fever which opens on February 12, 2016.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Why didn't I rent it?

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      lvramirez246
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      The movie wasn't directed too bad honestly. The writing is what I think definitely killed the movie for me. The characters were definitely predictable, and so was most of the plot. To be honest I thought the gore and fun with the violence in this type of movie would've been better. It definitely wasn't what I expected and I was really excited for this movie for a while. The message or moral of the story was mixed overall too. I don't want to spoil anything, and this is why I was pretty vague in my review. Hope this helps a bit!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Gory Fun, Not for The Squeamish

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      Niceguykev
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      Eli Roth creates another fun and crazy movie with this one. As with all his movies, he lulls you in with character intros, ramps up with suspense, and just when most movies would let you off the hook, it takes off at break-neck speed. Very fun, but very gory, so make sure you're ok with that type of movie. He also is able to inject humor at unexpected moments, but it works! Be sure to check out his other stuff, whether or not this one is for you. It was definitely my cup of tea. Check out bestbuy for Cabin Fever, Hostel I+II, Last Exorcism, Knock Knock

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      what to say...

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      Drgnldy71
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      This is a gory film with lots of blood and flesh and interesting special effects but not a lot of plot. If you want empty gore this is it. There were several moments where I was thinking this is so unbelievable and cliche. Stupid people making stupid choices and pretty much getting what they deserve which was to be eaten by the cannibalistic tribe that they didn't take the time to research before going on their "mission" to "save these peoples rain forest." The reviews I read about it made it sound way better than what it was.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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