The Mountain of the Cannibal God Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Great to see you review a trashier type of film @Casimir! I've preordered the Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals release from Severin, so it's a great time to be alive if you enjoy Italian cannibal movies.
       
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      Some of the animal cruelty on display in these old films was absolutely disgraceful.
       
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      It was and there is no excuse for it. Even the directors have admitted that it was a mistake which has harmed their careers. Thankfully though the BBFC won't pass those sequences and even if you import them, you can avoid them.

      In the excellent Grindhouse release of Cannibal Holocaust, when you press play, an option comes up for which version you would like to watch, with the animal scenes cut, or uncut. Never watched the uncut version as I get way too upset about that kind of thing.
       
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      Agree with you,but in the pass,mainstream Hollywood wasn't so great,a lot of horses were killed in movie making :(
       
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      Im sure you would agree that filmed direct animal torture for on screen entertainment is in a different league though. No need, and no excuse.
       
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      Jesus cannibal god mary joseph! What kind of people buy this sh!t!
       
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      I seem to recall there was a change when some horses were killed in The Return of Frank James although I can't find anything doing a quick search. This was 1940.
       
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      I don't know but I sent some fellows round to Cas in white coats :rotfl:
       
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      Thanks mate, great timing, I was getting a bit hungry.
       
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      Actually quite a few around here. Not me though. Usually.
       
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      Have you eaten the pig already, or are you saving that for something else.:rolleyes::laugh:
       
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      You have some stats, there are only a dozen posts here and none is screaming hallelujah.
       
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      Stats? I don't need no stinking stats!

      Just take a look around the site - particularly the What I just bought thread and the What I watched last night thread.
       
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      Ive bought it! And all the other Shameless discs......and loads of other Italian cannibal movies.......:cool:

      But don’t tell my parole officer. Or shrink. Or the air stewardess chained up in the basement.........
       
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      I don't buy the Shameless discs as they're usually cut. Never seen the point of buying these movies with many of the scenes that gave them their notoriety cut out. Most of the running time for these films are a bit lacklustre to say the least.
      BBFC a bit inconsistent with these movies when you see what they left in of Cannibal Holocaust.

      The US discs are the way to go although Code Red don't seem to have made this one available as they promised.
       
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      Kids who watched those will be traumatized for the rest of their living life.
      What kind of sick movie directors make those!
      It's lower than the lowest of the lowest.
       
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      Assuming you actually mean what you've posted , it's the kind of nonsense comment we saw regularly during the video nasties silliness of the 1980's but as I understood it all of us who lived through it are now grown up , have not been "traumatised" in the slightest and have been very happy to see that similar views have all been proven over the years to be just what we thought of them when we heard them back then - complete bollocks.
      With very few exceptions all the "horrific" video nasties that upset the nanny state back then have all been released uncut on home video over the last 15 years and the theory that society would crumble was shown to be inaccurate
       
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      very very true. I remember as a child of the late 70's / early 80's seeing all the main horror films on home VHS video (rented from the local store lol) and me and my mates loved them - and most of us grew up and have been enjoying them on laser disc, dvd, blu ray and now even 4k. Some have become classics a la John Carpenter films, some were considered nasties a la Lucio Fulci and some were considered extreme as this title - but you are totally right, we all did survive and I don't think we have any lasting trauma lol. It's a genre of film and I enjoy my horror films as many of us do :smashin:
       
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      Here here.
      The animal cruelty is a sad thing but it doesn't happen anymore even in those countries where they did previously so cutting it out today seems a pointless exercise. Retaining it will not encourage others to make movies with it in because it's not allowed even it was still a requirement.

      But Grindhouse offer the best solution. Their Cannibal Holocaust has an option to watch without the animal killings which would actually make that version a few minutes shorter than the UK cut which now includes all but 14 seconds because of a decision from the BBFC that still doesn't really add up.

      Long time since I've seen Cannibal Apocalypse. I have a dvd but I don't recall if there is any animal cruelty in that one as it's a different take on the cannibal subject.
       
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      Sorry bud but I didn't grow up with that nonsense type of sick films.
      Enjoy it if that rocks your boat.
       
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      I enjoy uncut movies and want the option to watch them that way. (An edited alternative is fine as a bonus).
      What I don't want are self appointed censors editing films least of all because of outdated Mary Whitehouse level theories such as the one you came up with in your earlier post.
      Watching these movies with the questionable content censored out does not make them any less sick.
       
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      I say it like it is in my own words; this is pure trash.
      There is not one single ounce of good in this total piece of crappy low life film.
      That's my opinion of "the movie". ...A big below zero.
       
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      I have to say that I know little about this particular film other than what I've read here. I don't like animal cruelty in any form and especially not for entertainment. I would avoid any such films and wouldn't exactly be crying in my beer if they were banned. The video nasty period was an absurd time however. Publicity hungry politicians decided to make an issue of many horrific films. I strongly object to someone else deciding what I'm allowed to see even more so when it's purely for self promotion. One of the films on the video nasty list was The Evil Dead. It's a classic but was deemed obscene. Ridiculous.

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      Completely agree. :thumbsup:
       
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      Amen.
       
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      I would agree with that. To be fair only Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Apocalypse are what I would call worthwhile viewing. The rest including Ferox, this one and others have very little to recommend them. But then that's why they contain sensationalist material like the animal killings and the gory deaths - the basic films themselves are drivel.
       
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      Did The Evil Dead get successfully prosecuted?
      I know it was one of the titles pulled from the shelves and it was already the BBFC version with substantial cuts but I didn't follow the film by film prosecutions because it was meaningless as we all got the films anyway.
      I know several films (perhaps The Evil Dead too) were found guilty in one court but cleared in another which makes a nonsense of the whole sorry saga.

      It took a very long time for the UK to get The Evil Dead uncut. Palace Video stood their ground and refused to release an even more cut version than they originally released but after some years they caved in and did a Vipco and tricked unsuspecting thrill seekers into buying new releases of the films which were literally chopped to bits and a waste of anyones money. Thankfully those of us with some knowledge steered well clear of British releases on VHS and DVD of these types of films for a very long time.
       
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      I had a memory of someone being prosecuted over The Evil Dead but I couldn't find anything about that when I was looking around earlier. What I read said that the rental shops agreed to have it taken off the shelves rather than attempting to fight the case. You can't really blame them given the climate back then. Regardless it was a ludicrous situation.

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