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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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@James_Dean thanks for that a lot of insight i didnt know...i thought the cow was just a ritual sacrifice in that movie i didnt know they actually ate it...but thats awesome im gonna have to watch that thanks again:)
@ImNotaCheezeNutt Yeah, on Apocalypse Now was the first time I saw a real killing also, but in this case it was incidental to the film. The people that part of the world eat those animals and since they don't have fancy air guns to kill it (which aren't all that effective! I've watch a few ASPCA documentaries on poorly done slaughterhouse killings and its not pretty!), so they try to kill it as humanely as they can with a few quick strokes of the machete. That thing also fed the whole village, so it was a natural thing even if it was nasty to watch as an 11 year old in 1979! :( If you've not seen "Hearts of Darkness" which is Francis Ford Coppola's wife's documentary of the making of "Apocalypse Now", i recommend it. They explain a lot of things in it and I'm pretty sure that's how I found out the killing wasn't just done for the hell of it. Have a good day!
@James_Dean so true man i agree 100% with you... apocalypse now (1979) was the first visual and real slaughter of an animal id ever seen on film and it made me sick to my stomach to find out it was real..After seeing this and finding out the same thing i had the hardest time not letting my stomach turn inside makes me shake my head in disgust to those people who dont just use a real hunting video like you said..if your gonna kill an animal on screen pay some dam respects to it and eat the thing for gods sake...F%$#ING disgusting
I hate this movie with the heat of a thousand suns. Why? Because my friends and I watched it when we were 12 years old, and didn't know any better. Not a healthy thing to experience for a 12 yr old. One of my friends' older brother had a 'contact', so no movie was unavailable... Read the warnings here, folks. Don't watch this out of 'curiosity' or whatever. I'm not saying don't watch it. That's entirely up to you. But I am saying why watch it? It won't add anything to your life what so ever. Quite the contrary.
@ImNotaCheezeNutt Only one other film made me physically sick like this one and that is "Men Behind the Sun" where the poor cat in it is really killed in a very brutal way and so are about 500 rats killed in a super cruel and disgusting way! I don't mean to be a "debbie downer" but for those 2 films a general warning about the real animal cruelty/killing is warranted since the makeers of the film intentionally murdered those animals for the sake of the film. Not cool! *BARF* Again, back in the 80's I thought it was Special F/X until i read later it wasn't! P.S. - I've seen other movies like "Wake In Fright" (1971) and "Walkabout" (1971) and while thoroughly disgusting, the animal killings were from actual "hunts" and they weren't just tortured and killed for the sake of a film.
@melissah bring something to either wipe away puke or herb to calm your anxiety during this film..its beyond anything I've ever seen...the scenes are so realistic you question if this is a documentary, and even when you search to ease yourself of this truth there is controversy everywhere on whether or not it really careful going into this one..this is something you'll remember the rest of your life...pure desensitization in this film be ready to get sick to your stomach
*WARNING* This film isn't for everyone. The animal killings/torture are very real :( I found that out too late after having watched half of it. If they just had some stock footage of some hunters or whatever it would have been bad enough, but the "film makers" sunk to new lows in turning this interesting film into a cruel "animal snuff film".
Going to watch this since I never have. Between this films history of being banned and Eli Roth's the Green Inferno (which still hasnt been released/plays homage to cannibal haulocaust) I figured I should
i just cant believe films like this and human centipede were even made..i guess it adds that last bit of color to the rainbow of genres but WTF!!! humans freak me out sometimes..
Welp finally watched it for the very first time and yea for the year this was made very easy to see why it was banned in so many places very intense stuff but for the most part i thought it was pretty good i expected none the less from the founding father of Found Footage films
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