CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Getting The Deluxe Blu-ray Treatment

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One of the most infamous horror films ever created Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is coming to Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing and it’s going to be a dozy of a release. A three disc set that will feature two blu-ray discs literally crammed full of coolness and a soundtrack CD. Here’s a listing of of all the goodies: – New high definition digital restoration of the uncensored director’s cut – Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and original … Continue reading

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Cannibal Holocaust Composer Riz Ortolani Passes Away

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There are reports circulating that composer Riz Ortolani of Cannibal Holocaust, The House On The Edge Of The Park and other well-loved titles has passed away in Rome. Riz was 87. Our thoughts are with his family. Throughout his career, Maestro Ortolani created some of the most unique film music ever written, often going against the accepted norm of scores.

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Podcast: Corpse Cast – Eps 88

  Can you believe Shane’s never seen Cannibal Holocaust before this week? Cannibal Holocaust is a movie that just might change the way someone looks at movies for the rest of their lives… Tune in to see what Shane thought… We’re also talking about Psychobilly stalwarts Zombie Ghost Train!

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Cinema of the Cannibal God

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Cannibal films surprisingly come in many various guises but the majority of us horror fans think of one specific niche sub-genre made famous by (primarily) Italian film makers throughout the 1970s and 80s. Combining gore, adventure, xenophobia and sadly in some cases a dash of animal cruelty these films became notorious and their legend grew but were they actually any good and do they live up to the infamy and hype? Set in undeveloped Jungle … Continue reading

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Top 20 Found Footage Horror Movies (so far)

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Cinema Verite, possibly a term we are hearing one too many times these days. Such is the style of filmmaking that simply involves a single POV, a handheld camera, and action that unfolds during the duration of the movie. It has also been associated with “found footage” films (though found is not always the case). This has been a trend for the last 2 years based primarily on the reality vision coming off TV fare. So horror … Continue reading

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Video Nasties

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim that any film could be viewed by impressionable kiddies) sparked a massive public debate. Most … Continue reading

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Trailer: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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Trailer: Cannibal Holocaust (1980) A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area’s local cannibal tribes.

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Film Review: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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  SYNOPSIS: Censored in several countries for its gratuitous violence, this controversial faux documentary from director Ruggero Deodato presents footage from a team of New York University filmmakers mysteriously lost in the Amazon jungle. The film, allegedly recovered by Professor Harold Moore, reveals the deplorable treatment of a tribe of suspected South American cannibals and, ultimately, the fate of the crew that initially set out to film the natives. REVIEW: I’m going to go in … Continue reading

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Update on Cannibal Holocaust II

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Italian director Ruggero Deodato who is known best for his gore filled films is back at it again.  He is working on getting the cast in place for Cannibal Holocaust II and has tapped horror veteran David Hess as his leading man.  It’s been three decades since these two worked together on The House on the Edge of the Park and Body Count. Cannibal Holocaust II is a follow up to the original story of … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part2

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__________________THE LIST___________________   1) “The Guinea Pig Collection” (1980’S) – 7 FILMS This collection has long been the reigning champ for its purely visceral lack of humanity. Extreme torture, extreme gore….it really doesn’t get much more bare bones than this. The trouble either is that the films are not that good. They are simply pieces for extreme sake only. Viewers often questioned if they were real just for the cold nature of these and how they … Continue reading

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