Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Blu-ray Review: ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (1980)
Directed by Joe D'Amato
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films
I remember watching this film over 18 years ago back when I was in college. I remember browsing the video shelves and my eyes landing on the cover featuring a man eating his own intestines. Obviously, that was a movie I had to check out! I honestly don't remember anything about that film, other than that iconic scene.
I was very excited when I saw Severin Films was releasing this film on Blu-ray! This was one I definitely needed to re-visit and I'm so glad I got the opportunity! Here is the basic plot courtesy of the film's imdb page:
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
If you couldn't tell from the cover photo, this film's main goal is shock factor. It goes for the throat (literally) and never lets go. The film starts out with a brutal hatchet to the head killing, which actually looked pretty realistic. The film never gives up and the gore factor only gets worse from there. The plot is really simple, and the film can actually be a little slow at times, but it makes up for it with the awesome gore effects and creepiness factor. The killer on the island is one of the creepiest killers I have ever seen in film. He makes my skin crawl just thinking about him. He never talks throughout the film, and only makes grunting and moaning sounds. I am not sure who or what he is, as the movie never really explains it, but he is almost zombie like in his movements and mannerisms.
If you want great acting, great character development, and a thought provoking story, this might not be the film for you. If you are looking for an extremely fun film with tons of gore, then this is a must see! ANTHROPOPHAGOUS is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Severin Films. Special Features include:
* Don’t Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
* The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
* Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
* Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
* Inside Zora’s Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
* Reversible Wrap
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray
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Labels: Blu-ray review, Cannibals, CAV Distribution, gore, Joe D'Amato, Severin Films
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