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Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Cannibal ferox (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 11 November 1983 (USA)
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Umberto Lenzi (story), Umberto Lenzi (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Mike Logan (as John Morghen)
Lorraine De Selle ... Gloria Davis
Danilo Mattei ... Rudy Davis (as Bryan Redford)
Zora Kerova ... Pat Johnson (as Zora Kerowa)
Walter Lucchini Walter Lucchini ... Joe Costolani (as Walter Lloyd)
Fiamma Maglione Fiamma Maglione ... Myrna Stenn (as Meg Fleming)
Robert Kerman ... Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha John Bartha ... Mafioso
Venantino Venantini ... Sgt. Ross
Miguel Ángel Rincón Miguel Ángel Rincón ... Juanito (as 'El Indio' Rincon)
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Storyline

Anthropologists take a trip to the jungles of Colombia to study native cannibals. Instead, they find a band of drug dealers, using the natives to harvest coca leaves. After awhile, the natives are tired of being tortured slaves, and turn on their masters, as well as the anthropologists, thus filling the screen with gruesome splatter! Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They must pay for their crimes with blood and pain. For what they have done, Make Them Die Slowly See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Ferox See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazon Rainforest, Colombia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the tag line for the initial USA release was "They raped and killed his sister while he watched helplessly. Now it's his turn to Make Them Die Slowly," nothing like this happens in the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 37 mins) When Mike and Rudy get into a fistfight, twice Mike pulls his gun and you can hear the sound of the hammer being cocked. Both times, you can see the gun and the hammer is clearly down. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Davis: Oh my god. Did you have to torture it that way?
Mike Logan: What? Do you get off on ecology? Huh, twat?
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Alternate Versions

The German Blood Edition DVD release is fully uncut but only has a german language track on it. This DVD is named Make Them Die Slowly. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
Written by James Kerrigen
Sung by Lorraine De Selle and Zora Kerova
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User Reviews

The living nightmare of every censor!
12 January 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

I love this flick, so am I perverted or even totally weird?!? None of both, because "Cannibal Ferox" is a great guilty pleasure and an excellent stare-if-you-dare-movie! It is banned in 31 countries and there are truly good reasons for that: nearly no film delivers such an immense load of explicit gore, blood and guts, castration and sadism as this one features! But even though you like to hear it or not, Lenzi´s film is pretty suspense-packed, full of dramatic and entertaining from beginning till the end! Once more the a whole zoo of animals was slaughtered and the most disgusting take is when in a nearly heart-braking scene a little tethered and despaired screaming anteater gets strangulated by a huge Anaconda! However this shot has an almost symbolic character in view of the plot... The cast includes such exploitation-greats like Robert Kerman ("Eaten Alive"), John Morghen ("Cannibal Apocalypse"), Perry Pirkanen ("Cannibal Holocaust") and in the first line the wonderful Zora Kerova ("The New York Ripper"), who makes some really bad experiences with meathooks at the unhappy end..! Faint-hearted persons will surely turn away in deeply disgust, however all those who threw their political correctness over board may surely enjoy this sick symphony of sheer cruelty!


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