Italy, 1979. Director: Ruggero Deodato. Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke, Francesca Ciardi, Luca Barbereschi, Salvatore Basile, Perry Pirkanen. 96 Mins.
Banned and heavily censored throughout the world, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shotgun blast to the senses.
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the ‘found footage’ of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. The footage is so intense so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested on its original release and the film was seized.
Predating THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT in its use of ‘found footage’, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST also served as a key inspiration for Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO.
Grindhouse Releasing’s definitive version of Deodato’s masterwork is available now on Blu-ray with expanded bonus features. Not for the weak of stomach, the film’s horrifying power cannot be denied.
Be forewarned: This is the one that goes ALL THE WAY!