Cannibal Holocaust

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Time Out says

A young film crew vanishes in the Colombian rainforest while shooting an anthropology documentary. Their footage, boldly retrieved by a university prof (Kerman), reveals the horrible truth behind their disappearance. Slightly foreshadowing Blair Witch then, but here the evils wrought by - and significantly upon - a barbaric tribe of cannibals are not left to the imagination. Despite poor dubbing, this is a more interesting and unusual film than its schlock-horror title and subject matter might suggest. The intense climax is approached with excellent cinematography and editing, as savage cruelty is eerily juxtaposed with beautiful scenery and Riz Ortolani's terrific score. Its pointed attack on exploitative film-making seems somewhat rich in the circumstances, but this is well made, uniquely unpleasant and almost deserving of its huge cult status.
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UK release:

1979

Duration:

98 mins

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sadie

This movies just shows how sick and disgusting White people can be also, which is why I loved the end quote because honestly I don't think the villagers did anything wrong. Eye for an eye is what some people may call it, or just plain karma. They had no business infringing, raping, and destroying this village...let them be and that's that!! And yet people still wonder why Native people are still pissed off at Europeans coming to Turtle Island(North America), because they killed and raped the people and destroyed their villages simply because they lack RESPECT of other cultures. Let them be!!

sadie

This movies just shows how sick and disgusting White people can be also, which is why I loved the end quote because honestly I don't think the villagers did anything wrong. Eye for an eye is what some people may call it, or just plain karma. They had no business infringing, raping, and destroying this village...let them be and that's that!! And yet people still wonder why Native people are still pissed off at Europeans coming to Turtle Island(North America), because they killed and raped the people and destroyed their villages simply because they lack RESPECT of other cultures. Let them be!!

Corey Coyle

This maybe the most disturbing film in history. I ordered the uncut version from amazon because I live in the UK and it is banned in the UK. The turtle scene was absolutley horrifying. The greatest horror film ever made. BE WARNED: EASILY DISTURBED - DO NOT WATCH IT!!!!!!!!

Corey Coyle

This maybe the most disturbing film in history. I ordered the uncut version from amazon because I live in the UK and it is banned in the UK. The turtle scene was absolutley horrifying. The greatest horror film ever made. BE WARNED: EASILY DISTURBED - DO NOT WATCH IT!!!!!!!!

tracy c.

i have always been a fan of strange and unusual horror movies, if a horror movie appears too fake,- it doesn't do anything for me, but some movies make you sit and take notice,,,,this is one of those movies, it starts out kinda cheesey, but stick with it, it will run a chill up your spine and make you wonder if it was for real, you DON'T want children to watch this movie, it is disturbing, but if you are a friend of gore type movies,- then you should enjoy this movie.

tracy c.

i have always been a fan of strange and unusual horror movies, if a horror movie appears too fake,- it doesn't do anything for me, but some movies make you sit and take notice,,,,this is one of those movies, it starts out kinda cheesey, but stick with it, it will run a chill up your spine and make you wonder if it was for real, you DON'T want children to watch this movie, it is disturbing, but if you are a friend of gore type movies,- then you should enjoy this movie.

Joseph

While this film is grotesque (you will certainly be disturbed), it also has something important to say about media, and sensationalism. It questions who are the real cannibals. It considers our society, specifically the media as being the savages, rather than the cannibals themselves. It is thought provoking, and a powerful visceral experience, but definitely not a film for everyone.

Joseph

While this film is grotesque (you will certainly be disturbed), it also has something important to say about media, and sensationalism. It questions who are the real cannibals. It considers our society, specifically the media as being the savages, rather than the cannibals themselves. It is thought provoking, and a powerful visceral experience, but definitely not a film for everyone.