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Eaten Alive! (1980)

Mangiati vivi! (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 20 March 1980 (Italy)
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A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writer:

Umberto Lenzi (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Kerman ... Mark Butler
Janet Agren ... Sheila Morris
Ivan Rassimov ... Jonas Melvin
Paola Senatore ... Diana
Me Me Lai ... Mowara
Fiamma Maglione Fiamma Maglione ... Alma (as Mag Fleming)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Reeves
Franco Coduti ... Karan (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Alfred Joseph Berry Alfred Joseph Berry
Michele Schmiegelm Michele Schmiegelm ... Native Girl
Mel Ferrer ... Professor Carter
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Storyline

One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him. The film shows some sadistic torture and a brief cameo by her sister taken by a documentary film crew who obviously didn't make it out. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman (playing Mark Butler), where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Trapped in a jungle of crazy flesh eaters! The terrifying nightmare that became reality! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sinhalese | English

Release Date:

20 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Doomed to Die See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes originally from the movies Sacrifice! (1972) (crocodile being killed with a small knife, and a woman being killed and eaten by cannibals), Jungle Holocaust (1977) (Me Me Lay's death sequence), and Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) (castration scene, footage of a snake eating a monkey, and a man being pulled into the water by a crocodile), were edited into this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) Near the end, when Mark throws a spear just before entering the helicopter, the spear flies sideways and into the ground, but it is then shown to impale someone yards away. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Melvyn: [when Karan spoke to Jonas, holding the whiskey bottle that was discovered somewhere at Mark's hut] Karan accuses you of drinking alcohol, by transgressing the rules. Did you understand what will happen to you?
Mark: [chuckles] Listen, Jonas. Whiskey is my passion, but, uh... I haven't had another drop since I've been here.
Jonas Melvyn: Karan says he founded your bottle under your bed.
Mark: [looks at Karan] Well, Karan is a liar. Go ahead, tell him, Jonas, tell him he's a liar.
Jonas Melvyn: [speaks to Karan in foreign language] Did ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The EC-Entertainment Laserdisc is uncut. See more »

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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe and lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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not as bad as everyone says
2 December 2000 | by dogcowSee all my reviews

I wasnt expecting much when I put this in the VCR, and I definatly didnt _GET_ much either, but it certainly wasnt as bad as everyone says. Actually its rather humorous in a cheesy sort of way, and lenzi does manage to put in some decent atmosphere. The script is basically an excuse to re-use footage from other films though, and it doesnt make much sense anyways. Overall its still better than Slave of the Cannibal God and less boring than Cannibal Ferox. If you enjoyed Trap Them & Kill Them (Emanuelle & The Last Cannibals) you probably would enjoy Eaten Alive!


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