Cannibal Holocaust
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Cannibal Holocaust 1980

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes...

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first time ive seen this, i see why it was banned.
pointless movie in my opnion.
THIS MOVIE IS STILLED BANNED IN 50 COUNTRIES AFTER ALL THIS TIME.
Don't watch while eating. this movie is not for the faint of heart or children. be warned the deaths of the animals are real and graphic
Finally I've found this movie again. I'd remembered this movie all the time. When I was a kid I watched it with my grandfather. It must have been round the time when it got released on VHS, really long ago when I was still little. But I never forgot it because of the cruelty shown in this movie.

I made the mistake and ate my dinner today while watching this movie. It was so disgusting, I had to stop the movie several times. They also show how animals get killed for real and stuff. It's awful. But I wanted to watch it again, because it never got out of my head. I hadn't known the title of the movie anymore, but when I read reviews about Cannibal Holocaust I was sure it was this movie. Everyone was really disgusted about it.

This movie is banned in several countries, though I think it's not banned in Germany. Though I always thought they had banned it in Germany, too. Not sure. But I also thought it was kind of funny, because the German translation sounds so crap. But what these people are talking is not the most important part of this movie anyway.
I have seen a lot of movies and none quite compare to the dread I felt watching Cannibal Holocaust. If you are looking for a feel good horror film, one that you could put in the dvd player just to waste an hour and a half ( great movies like Friday the 13th and Evil Dead come to mind ), then this is not that movie. This is an extremely serious movie, one that demands all your attention. This movie is the pennicle of the 1970's cannibal craze. Only one cannibal movie comes close ( Cannibal Ferox ), but it is no were near as real. The thing that makes this movie work so well, a tricked later copied by the Blair Witch Project, was seemingly realistic camera footage. The first half is your basic cannibal flick, with a professor going to look for a group of award winning journalists that have been missing for two months. The prof eventually finds the footage and takes it back with him. It is in this footage that you are exposed to some of the most realistic death scenes, ever. Horror films nowadays pale in comparison to the wicked realism of films like this. A true classic. * The version I seen was the EC reissue ( black skull cover ), which a read had a scene accidentily cut in the remastering. In the long road to hell scene, the is a child that gets shot. I'm not sure about older versions ( I bought this copy in 2005 ), but my EC reissue has this scene intact. * I read of another cut in the long road clip, where a prisoner is throw onto a truck with a bunch of other executed prisoners. This scene is also intact.
In terms of violence, gore, and on-screen cruelty, "Cannibal Holocaust" lives up to its reputation as one of the nastiest movies ever made. The multiple rapes, dismemberments, torture, and genital mutiliation is bad, but even worse are the scenes of actual animal murder. One scene in particular, in which a documentary film crew cuts the limbs off a live tortoise, then cracks it open and spills it out, is without a doubt the most disgusting thing I've ever seen on film. The first time I saw "Cannibal Holocaust," I had to turn the movie off at this scene so that I could finish dinner!

Beyond its shock value, however, there isn't much reason to recommend the movie. "Cannibal Holocaust" is surprisingly well acted, directed and scored. But the movie is awfully hamhanded in its feight at being a "condemnation of sensationalist media." Director Ruggero Deodato wants to have it both ways: He wants to film rape, murder, cannibalism, etc., and then chide his own audience for wallowing in it. I don't think so. If you're looking for a serious gut-punch and loads of grue, "Cannibal Holocaust" might be worth your time. If you're looking for an indictment of over-the-top news media, look somewhere else.
Review coming soon...
:rotten: 3.75/10
Classic "video nasty" that has more bark than bite. I liked the concept becasue I like Italian 80's gore films, but this film has so much real animal killings (I never knew what the inside of a turtle looked like until now) and not as much cannibals.
Ruggero Deodato really went for broke with this one. Almost every "cannibal" themed movie I have seen so far has been gore, shock, and nudity fest but this one really tries to push farther out there in all of those categories. Much of the movie involves a group watching the recovered film of a lost documentary film crew. The recovered footage shows how cruel the documetarians were and the horrible price they paid for their cruelty. The aspect of watching their unedited "documentary footage" gives this film an added disturbing atmosphere. It is similar to the type of "this looks a little too real" vibe that The Blair Witch Project would reach for years later.

The acting in this movie is a strange mix. By that I mean the group who played the documentary film crew do a very good acting job. They really do not seem to be actors, but an actual group of sadistic, arrogant A-holes, who get in way over their head in the rainforests of South America. On the other hand, the actors who play the professor and others who find and watch the footage are so wooden I could build a barn with them. The music score is very distracting at times. It really does not help the film at all. The gore effects are really something. You really need a strong stomach for a few of the more intense scenes in this movie. Over all, this is yet another jungle gore fest full of shocking violence and gratuitous nudity. It pushes farther than some of the others that came before it, but not really in a way that makes it worth really watching.
Cannibal Holocaust Review

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Rated: NC-17
Genre: Grindhouse/Exploitation
My Grade: BIG FAT FRGGIN' F!

I was just curious (or perhaps extremely retaded) to see a real Grindhouse film, in light of the film coming out this Friday. And I must say... I don't think I've ever been so repulsed in my life! I can handle so many things in film, just because I've seen alot of movies... and I've almost become prone to the violence of mainstream cinema. But, when a film like "Cannibal Holocaust" comes along, it just screams "Gore and Sex All Night Long!" The reason I chose this movie was because I've heard that its the "Ultimate Grindhouse Film"... so, that doesn't bode well for the genre. This is extreme exploitation at its worst... a film so cringe-worthy and grotesque that ANYONE will squirm and feel demoralized while watching it. If this film had good acting, story, and dialogue... then that would be forgiveable, but this film is anything but. The actors are useless and annoying, the story... well, there isn't one, and the dialogue sounds like it came from the back of a really innapropriate cereal0 box.