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Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Ultime grida dalla savana (original title)
A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

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Antonio Climati (story and screenplay), Mario Morra (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Giuseppe Rinaldi Giuseppe Rinaldi ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Here's a National Geographic style documentary that's alternately exploitive and informative. The film presents a wide variety of ways that humans interact with nature. It depicts the actual footage of a careless man (Pit Dernitz) leaving the safety of his car to film lions close up and ends up being their dinner. Other highlights include natives humping the ground in hopes of bringing life to the land, various big game hunting and last but not least naked hippies. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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See a man torn apart and eaten alive by lions while his family watches in horror See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Savage Temptation See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Did some cutting on the UK version before any scenes were censored and was told that the wild cat in the river being attacked by the alligators had been drugged before it was thrown into the water. See more »

Goofs

The closing credits say "The producers are grateful to: Alitalia, for the generous collaboration in trasporting our crews and their equipment". (The word "transporting" is spelled incorrectly) See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [directly before lions attack a tourist] This sequence is part of the evidence examined by the court in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of the victim against an insurance company.
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Alternate Versions

In certain versions, the text introducing the mercenary hunt of the natives is run in front of a black background, while other versions have the text run in front of shots of the mercenaries. There is no censor-worthy material during the text, which means distributors are likely supplied with these prints. The black background is not meant for cutting the scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cannabis Holocaust: Mutant Hell (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love
Music by Carlo Savina
Lyrics by Gilbert Kaplan
Sung by Ann Collin
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Mishmashed by censors, interesting collages of a realistic data from worldwide.
3 March 2008 | by mkrjmnSee all my reviews

What I like in this doco is a volume of realistic data rarely seen somewhere else.

DVD I own accomplishes 88 min of 94 minutes a full version presents, and some film scenes are really cut short with censoring in "a free speech world", leaving more to viewer's imagination than it was probably supposed by producers themselves.

With knowledge of a subject and respect, a natural beauty of hunters' bodies have been depicted while broadening viewers' knowledge of a rough reality of a world existing in different time/space dimensions on the Earth simultaneously to civilised digitally-equipped one, by screening a variety of traditional indigenous African rituals, much more logical and cognitive with environment than outdoor copulating of the educated Westerners during youth gatherings.

A scene of annihilating "primitives" of Amazon is uselessly censored perhaps as shoving a member cut off might really emphasised a notion of this work, which is, as understood, convincing in "devil beneath" that is in killing ground of a human nature although lacquered upon the history with challenging laws and orders but well preserved and easily demonstrated on demand of circumstances requiring.

A must to have on a shelf.


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