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Cannibal Ferox

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Release: Aug 28, 2018 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the UK Blu-ray by Shameless and the uncut US Blu-ray by Grindhouse Releasing.

In her dissertation, Gloria postulate the hypothesis that cannibalism never actually existed, it was just propaganda of Western civilization. When an article about cannibalism rumors in the Amazon region is published in a newspaper, she, her brother Rudy and her friend Pat go the Amazon region in order to eliminate any doubts of her work. En route, they have trouble with their jeep so they continue their journey on foot. In the jungle, they come across two dead natives and encounter Mike and Joe, two New Yorkers who encountered cannibals when they were searching for emeralds. Mike tells Gloria and the others that she had been locked up and tortured by natives. On the run, Joe gets heavily wounded by a spear and the group schleps across the jungle. They get to a barely inhabited native village and decide to rest so that Joe can recover. Pat gets involved with Mike and Gloria is informed by Joe that Mike made the whole thing up. The truth of the matter is that Mike locked up and tortured the natives because he assumed they were hiding emeralds from him. Gloria and Rudy decide to run but a group of natives who are out of sorts with the visitors are on their way back to the village.

Even after 30 years, Cannibal Ferox is still as terrifying as it was back in the days. Similar to Cannibal Holocaust, the movie tells the story of regular, civilized people that bring murder and fear to a native village whereupon the natives respond with vengeance. And again, at the end of the movie, you ask yourself who are the real savages in this scenario. Other than that, there is a lot of violence and unfortunately, there is real animal cruelty as well.

On 07/30/2018, Cannibal Ferox was released on Blu-ray in the UK. Due to rigorous BBFC restrictions regarding animal cruelty in movies, it is no surprise at all that the Shameless release is not uncut. Looking at the running time, looks cannot only be are indeed deceving because Shameless did not only cut the critical scenes, no. Instead, some scenes are being repeated for no reason or played slower. The result is a barely excisting length difference. One might argue about the (non)sense of it but the UK Blu-ray does contain the longest version legally available in the UK - that is a fact. Cut is the rather unfair fight between the snake and the antbear. In the audio commentary on the US Blu-ray, Giovanni Lombardo Radice mentions that the antbear survived because the crew came through. When the leopard grabs the monkey, there is only a single shot missing. All the critical scenes regarding the pig getting killed are cut as well and so are the ones from the fight snake vs. leopard. Furthermore, some of the scenes of the natives eating the crocodile. Surprisingly enough, the turtle getting killed and eaten by the natives is completely uncut and uncensored and most of the fight monkey vs. leopard and also of the crocodile scene at the end is still in the UK Version.
At the beginning of the movie, Gloria, Rudy and Pat have their first encounter with a native eating maggots. That scene is approx. 3 seconds longer on the UK Version. Apparently, the Grindhouse Blu-ray here contains a longer jump cut.

For the Blu-ray release in the UK, Shameless got a new transfer which is proudly mentioned at the very beginning of the movie. According to the text, the look of the 16mm material has been obtained and digital editing was off the table fast. Comparing the UK transfer with the US Blu-ray, the UK Blu-ray shows its true colors. And that is true on so many levels because there is a strong tinge of green in the UK Version. As a result, numerous scenes look pretty unnatural. It almost seems as if the text is some kind of justification for the digital treatment that has never occured.

The US Blu-ray is very recommendable. In addition to very good sound and picture quality, it contains a lot of bonus features as well. Among other things, there is a documentary called "Eaten Alive: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film" and lots of interviews.

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UK Blu-ray:



US Blu-ray:



Duration:

UK Blu-ray: 92:53 min
US Blu-ray: 92:57 min






[00:17:46][00:17:48]

Gloria, Rudy and Pat earlier in the UK Version after watching the natives eat. Gloria says "Let's get out of here".



Gloria's "Let's get out of here" is also in the US Version but at the very beginning of the shot.

UK Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:18:47][00:18:46]

The shot of the jungle is a little longer in th UK Version.



The US Version contains a further shot of the jungle, followed by the coati tied to the stick.



UK Blu-ray: 2 sec
US Blu-ray: 6 sec


[00:18:49][00:18:52]

The subsequent shots are being played slower in the UK Version.


  • The snake approaches the coati.

  • The antbear looks at the snake.





UK Blu-ray: 10 sec
US Blu-ray: 8 sec


[00:18:59][00:19:00]

The shot of the antbear is longer in the US Version, followed by the snake and back to the antbear.



US Blu-ray: 6 sec


[00:19:00][00:19:06]

The pan show of the anacondas is being played slower in the UK Version.



UK Blu-ray: 10 sec
US Blu-ray: 9 sec


[00:19:10][00:19:15]

Longer pan shot of the anaconda, then the anaconda approaching the antbear.



US Blu-ray: 9 sec


[00:19:15][00:19:28]

At this point, the UK Version shows the very same pan shot of the snake from before one more time, followed by further footage from earlier in the US Version.



The US Version contains footage of the antbear getting jammed by the snake.



UK Blu-ray: 21 sec
US Blu-ray: 7 sec


[00:19:41][00:19:40]

The UK Version contains the pan shot of the anacconda in reverse, followed by the antbear.



In the US Version, the antbear is (literally) still in a jam.



UK Blu-ray: 5 sec
US Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:19:48][00:19:46]

Repetetive footage of the snake approaching the antbear in the UK Version.



In the US Version, the anaconda fixates the antbear, then the anaconda eats it.



UK Blu-ray: 8 sec
US Blu-ray: 9 sec


[00:19:58][00:19:56]

More repetetive footage in the UK Version.



In the US Version, the antbear keeps getting squashed.



UK Blu-ray: 4 sec
US Blu-ray: 5 sec


[00:20:06][00:20:05]

In the UK Version, the snake approaches the antbear.



The US Version shows the squashed antbear instead.



UK Blu-ray: 9 sec
US Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:20:18][00:20:12]

The anaconda gets the antbear by the neck.



US Blu-ray: 4 sec


[00:20:19][00:29:16]

In the UK Version, the shot of Rudy and Pat is being played slower.



UK Blu-ray: 5 sec
US Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:20:24][00:20:19]

The anaconda still got the antbear by the neck.



US Blu-ray: 5 sec


[00:20:27][00:20:27]

The UK Version here contains the jungle scene (earlier in the US Version).



In the US Version, the snake lets go of the antbear.



UK Blu-ray: 6 sec
US Blu-ray: 5 sec


[00:27:47][00:27:46]

In the US Version, the leopard grabs the monkey.



US Blu-ray: 5 sec


[00:27:50][00:27:53]

The leopard has the monkey in its mouth.



Similar shot before - that one was also in the UK Version though.

US Blu-ray: 1 sec


[00:27:51][00:27:55]

The UK Version now contains the previous shot of the US Version, followed by another repetitive shot of Mike.



UK Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:27:54][00:27:55]

The scene with the leopard dragging the monkey in the jungle is being played slower in the US Version.



UK Blu-ray: 5 sec
US Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:30:20][00:30:20]

Shot of the pig in the UK Version.



UK Blu-ray: 1 sec


[00:30:23][00:30:22]

Mike stabs the pig.



US Blu-ray: 1 sec


[00:30:24][00:30:24]

Mike stabs the pig one more time, followed by footage of Pat.



US Blu-ray: 3 sec


[00:30:28][00:30:30]

Now the scene with Mike one more time in the UK Version.



UK Blu-ray: 1 sec


[00:30:29][00:30:31]

Mike pulls the knife out of the dead pig.



US Blu-ray: 1 sec


[00:34:03][00:34:05]

The natives are watching a snake and a lizard fighting each other.



US Blu-ray: 6 sec


[00:34:05][00:34:12]

And the winner is... the lizard.



US Blu-ray: 5 sec


[01:14:05][01:14:19]

The native slices the crocodile.



US Blu-ray: 8 sec


[01:14:05][01:14:27]

In the UK Version, the scene with the native with torch and also the subsequent one - the croc gets gutted - are being played slower in the UK Version.



UK Blu-ray: 11 sec
US Blu-ray: 9 sec


[01:14:16][01:14:36]

The UK Version shows the native with torch one more time.



UK Blu-ray: 3 sec


[01:14:19][01:14:36]

One more time, a scene is being played slower in the UK Version. This time, it is the scene with the crocodile's guts being spread and then eaten.



UK Blu-ray: 10 sec
US Blu-ray: 8 sec


[01:31:56][01:32:11]

The end credits are being played slower in the UK Version.



UK Blu-ray: 57 sec
US Blu-ray: 46 sec