Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jungle Holocaust (1977) aka Ultimo Mondo Cannibale aka Carnivorous aka The Last Survivor aka Last Cannibal World

3.5 / 5
Tagline: Can this modern man survive in this Stone Age world?
Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Written by: Titi Carpi, Gianfranco Clerici
Actors include: Massimo Foschi, Me Me Lai, Ivan Rassimov
Genre: Horror, Adventure
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Iceland, Norway
Country: Italy

While I haven't seen all of the Holocaust/Cannibal Euro flicks I have seen some and of that lot this is one of my least favorites yet still it's worth watching. This one has a plane crash, and a dude gets held captive by some cannibals. Sure the cannibals do bad gory shit they shouldn't but it's not nearly as effective as say "Cannibal Holocaust" or "Cannibal Ferox". For starters the guise that this is a "true story" is a bit weak and parts of this are really rather boring. The happy ending as well just didn't really suit the situation as far as I'm concerned. This certainly had potential and some lovely marketing stuff crammed in the DVD edition but the film doesn't entirely come through is all. At least it's visually lovely and it should satisfy your blood needs, and it's a cannibal film so really it should be seen, just maybe save this one for last is all!

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