Cannibal Holocaust

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Released 1980

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Director:
Ruggero Deodato
Released:
1980
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Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents Ruggero Deodato's CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. 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. Widely acknowledged as the uncredited inspiration for THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST has been both praised and vilified for its portrait of savagery. Ruggero Deodato's nihilistic masterwork critiques the implications of Mondo-style filmmaking, even as it explores the most disturbing extremes of cruelty and exploitation. Not for the weak of stomach, the film's horrifying power cannot be denied.

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  • 60

    Time Out

    Despite poor dubbing, this is a more interesting and unusual film than its schlock-horror title and subject matter might suggest. Its pointed attack on exploitative film-making see...

  • 25

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is a fairly standard-order bad taste movie, replete with all the characteristics of the genre: grotesque, over-the-top violence; copious blood and viscera; gratuitous, uncenso...

  • 0

    Slant Magazine Eric Henderson

    Even the most desensitized, ghoulishly amoral gleaners of deviant cinema can't just stare down the nastiness on display in Cannibal Holocaust and just shrug it off.

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