Cannibal Holocaust

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database


Main Details

  • Released in 1980 | Color
  • Running Time: 95 min | USA: 90 min (animal cruelty-free version) | Canada: 86 min (Québec) | UK: 89 min (heavily cut)
  • Production Co: F.D. Cinematografica
  • Distribution Co: United Artists (1980) (Italy) (theatrical) | Transcontinental (1985) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Ruggero Deodato
  • Written by Gianfranco Clerici
  • Starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes
  • Produced by Franco Di Nunzio, Franco Palaggi
  • Original Music by Riz Ortolani
  • Cinematography by Sergio D'Offizi
  • Film Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi

Also Known As

  • Cannibal holocausto (Argentina) (video title) / Venezuela | Ad kannibalov (Russia) | Holocausto caníbal (Spain) | Kannibaalien polttouhrit (Finland) (censored version) | Kannibal massakren (Denmark) | Nackt und zerfleischt (Germany) | Nadzy i rozszarpani (Poland) | To Olokaftoma ton kannivalon (Greece) | Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (USA) (complete title)

Plot Summary

  • During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.


  • Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it? | They eat and they are eaten! | The most controversial movie of all-time | The most savage and brutal film in modern history | Can a movie go too far? | The most controversial movie ever made. | Better to rest in peace in the warm body of a friend than in the cold ground | The men you will see eaten alive, are the same who filmed these incredible sequences | Don't turn away! Look at it! These are men, men like you! | The one that goes all the way! | You won't believe that what you're seeing could have happened! | Cruel * Barbaric * Authentic | The film they did not want you to see! | This is not an imitation, this is the original, the one that goes all the way | In 1979 four documentary filmmakers disappeared in the jungles of South America while shooting a film about cannibalism... Six months later, their footage was found | The film that can't be shown on television (France re-release) | Welcome to the jungle | Those who filmed it were devoured alive by cannibals! | Savage! * Terrifying! * True! | Eaten Alive! The Ultimate Terror Movie | The most grueling film ever made. | The mother of all cannibal films.
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