The most controversial movie ever made has finally arrived on DVD! Banned and heavily censored throughout the world, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shotgun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST present... more »s the "found footage" of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested upon its original release and the film seized.« less
THE MOVIE THAT MADE ME SAY...ITS ONLY A MOVIE..ONLY A MOVIE.
CLINT BRONSON | las vegas,NV. | 08/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST will be a cheap exploitation film to some. And a complete grab your blanky and hot co-co to others(like me :)_ This starts off with a warning note on the movie you are about to see(a lot like another HORROR masterpiece did in 74)while the warning is being shown you are hearing some of the most HAUNTING music put to celluloid. We then are in a plane flying over the coffee like water of the Amazon(No! Not this Amazon) we then jump scenes to New York where a T.V.commentator is telling you the viewer that a so few hours flight can take you to the life of Cannibals(DA DA DUN) We are introduced to 4 very young and brave individuals who will fly to what they call the Green Inferno and document the lives of Cannibals(DA DA DUN)well they don't come back and a T.V. station hires a professor to find them with a search party. To make a long story short he finds cans of film and brings them back to N.Y. to view them. What he and the others(including you the viewer)see is truly HORRIFYING!!! I can only tell you this...I have a vast HORROR collection and no HORROR film has done to me what CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST has done! I'm not saying it is the grossest horror film,nor am I saying its the best horror film. But I will say their is a scene in this movie that made me pause the DVD and get up to go to the bathroom splash water on my face and say YOUR O.K. Clint c'mon just actors having a good time"COUGH"get a hold of yourself...Thats a good lad. If you are looking for blood,blood,BLOOD! Then you might be disappointed. If you are looking for a movie that will make you be grateful for the life you have and cherish each breath you take then my dear friend this is the movie for you...THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY!!! LONG LIVE THE CAUST!!!!!!!!!!!"
My Review for Cannibal Holocaust.
M N Teresavage | DE, USA | 02/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've been vowing to never watch Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, and Lucio Fulci films since I was 15. That was when I really got into horror films by George Romero, Dario Argento, Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, and on and on. Recently I watched Cannibal Holocaust uncut at age 19 on the internet thinking I was ready but I wasn't ready enough(lol). Ruggero Deodato directed this and remains a cult director today, even appearing in Hostel II and currently making Cannibals(a sequel or Americanized version of Cannibal Holocaust) for mainstream release. The cast includes former adult film actor Robert Kerman, several lesser-knowns, and mostly real natives(if it's true but not sure). The film is actually centered on a professor who goes to a South American jungle to find out why "the" documentary crew disappeared. The professor brings the reels back, then we find out what happened and see the footage(which is part of the story). The film has 80's independent Italian drama graphics while the "footage" has realistic documentary graphics. The score has mainly two theme tracks with one as the pleasant theme track and the other as the disturbing theme track(which stays in the mind). Now I'm sure people want to know alot about the content. It's graphically violent and graphically sexual. There is frontal male and female nudity as well but it's mostly cultural and the male nudity is not up close. The violence is again graphic and looks real in the "footage." I was disturbed by some killings and animal slayings. The animal killings where genuine, graphic and some even perpetrated by the actors(other than the natives). The sexual content is graphic, not hardcore, but graphic since there are brief rapes and casual sex scenes. This is not for everyone and not many get away not shocked. My opinion is the film is bad for the acting and such but yet it's good for it's cinematography and elements. I like how it's a film-inside-a-film like those films about a fictional snuff film inside like 8mm. This film has no point yet it does have satire. Anyways I really don't like the film but I do see something more than sensationalism. I only have respect for the film. I won't watch it again and I may not see Cannibal Ferox unless I can be convinced it's not as disturbing and traumatizing. I wan't to point something out. This has been mistaken as a snuff film but it's not. Even the "footage" is fake and fictional. The only real killings were done to the animals which I condemned since they were only used as props. AGAIN, this film is not for everyone and not many are desensitive while watching it. "
Today people want sensationalism, the more you r*** their se
Robert Thompson | Under Your Bed!!! | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to what people who haven't seen Cannibal Holocaust might think, the cannibals aren't the evil ones. This is an extraordinarily cruel and gruesome movie, so those with a weak stomach should stay far away. There's several rape scenes throughout the movie which I can always do without but I suppose it helps portray the evil of man. This is also easily one of the goriest movies I've ever seen, and possibly even the goriest I've ever seen. There's numerous scenes in the movie where animals are genuinely killed on-screen, causing an incredible amount of controversy. These are the scenes I really had to turn away at. As much as I wish that they weren't in there, I know that if they had been showing a native tribe hunting these animals on National Geographic or something nobody would give it a second thought. According to my friend, the animals were actually eaten after they were killed. I have no idea if this is true or not but if it is I don't see a difference between this and hunting a deer or something. Nevertheless, I could have done without it and pretty much turned away the entire time. The movie so disturbing and sadistic that the publishers publish a warning at the beginning that the only reason they published this movie is because they believe in free speech, and the director was fined and sentenced for 10 months in prison on obscenity charges. The directing and cinematography are both surprisingly great, although there are many rumors of the director being extremely cruel and abusive throughout the filming process. Most of the film was shot in the style of a documentary, making it seem very real at times. In fact, the director was almost charged with murder because people really thought some of the deaths were genuine. The acting is surprisingly good, definitely better than a lot of other horror movies. The soundtrack, again surprisingly, isn't half bad especially considering the genre and time period. It fits the movie pretty well. Cannibal Holocaust is both an incredibly disturbing look at the evil of mankind and an interesting social commentary on what dark, strange, and truly sadistic things we crave as people, and what lengths we're willing to go to satisfy those cravings. I would feel very strange owning this movie, and I'm really not in a hurry to watch it again, but I would recommend at least watching it once through if you think you have the stomach for it."
Review For The 2008 Edition
stryper | Canada | 03/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just thought I'd pass on the word, that this 2008 edition of Cannibal Holocaust from Grindhouse, is in fact the 25th anniversary edition ( just with a new cover and no limited edition numbering).
The discs have the same "film reel" design art work, and even the insert from the 25th anniversary edition is included.
So now you can get your cannibal jollies, without having to pay the close to $100 asking price, for the out of print 25th anniversary edition."
Good film....just doesn't live up to the hype.
Seth Spradling | 02/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a die hard horror and exploitation fan, I couldn't help but add Cannibal Holocaust to my list of viewing experiences. What was delivered was certainly not what was promised by the many reviews I had read. I am partly to blame for this since I made the rookie mistake of relying too heavily on marketing hype before viewing the film. As a result, my expectations were set too high. After it was over, I was literally asking myself: "That was it?" Honestly, I felt cheated in a way.
In all fairness, Cannibal Holocaust is a good film with beautiful scenery, a unique plot for its time period, and one of the most electrifying musical scores in horror film history. Looking beneath the surface, the subtle social commentary is what should have been used to push this film rather than the " all-out, in-your-face exploitation flick" as it is currently labeled. Even the animal torture scenes weren't as shocking as I was led to believe. Although bad, I have seen worse in slaughter house footage. The message I took away from this movie is that despite how sophisticated our society has become, there still remains a primitive side to mankind that has yet to evolve. It forces you to re-think many of your political and social points of view.
If you have yet to view Cannibal Holocaust, I would suggest you do not read the internet hype and view the film objectively. If you are looking for the hard-core gore fest, this film is not for you. For these fans, I would suggest the Traces of Death series (not to be confused with the inferior Faces of Death series). After you view these films, you will be jaded to anything you see from that point forward as this series holds nothing back. I purchased the Traces of Death box set a few years ago and anytime I need my reality "gore fix", I pop one of these into the DVD player. When it comes to exploitation, nothing beats the real thing. With that said, Cannibal Holocaust was seemingly ahead of its time on many aspects but for most, it is nothing you haven't already experienced."