Nearly a decade after initiating the genre with Man From Deep River, director Umberto Lenzi gives the final word on the Italian gut-muncher with his ferocious flesh-feasting masterpiece Cannibal Ferox which makes it UK Blu-ray debut on 25th June 2018.
To lay to rest the ‘myth’ of tribal cannibalism, PhD student Gloria (Lorraine De Selle) journeys to the Amazon jungle but things soon go awry when her party encounters sadistic cocaine cowboy Mike (Giovanni Lombardo Radice). Mike is on the run from the hungry locals but all is not what it seems – as the travellers venture into the heart of darkness, they soon discover what it means to be hunted. Cannibal Ferox questions the nature of human atrocity, pulling no punches with its visceral depictions of murder, cannibalism and torture.
Sink your teeth into one of Italian cinema’s most shocking and controversial films, with this tantalising 2K restoration which features new grading and revives for the first time the original look of the 16mm film stock it was shot on – finally presenting the film as it was originally conceived.
– Limited numbered edition
– A Taste of the Jungle: an interview with director Umberto Lenzi
– Hell in the Jungle: an interview with Giovanni Lombardo Radice
– Restoration Process for Cannibal Ferox
– Cannibals and Carpet Fitters – a short film from 2015
– Lenzi photo gallery
Infernal Cinema will hopefully be bringing readers a review of the release in the coming weeks.