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|Massacre in Dinosour Valley||0||0%|
|Deep River Savages||1||2.27%|
|The Devil Hunter||0||0%|
|Last Cannibal World||3||6.82%|
|Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals||1||2.27%|
|Mountain of the Cannibal God||1||2.27%|
|None, They are shit!||1||2.27%|
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The poll is missing the Only Asian entry in the Cannibal Film cycle and Cannibal Apocalypse is not a Cannibal film as a Cannibal film has to be about natives in jungles.
I like all Cannibal films even if some are not as good as others.
Jungle? Says who?
Cannibal Apocalypse features flesh eating humans,so in my book it's a cannibal film.
Cannibal-noun-A human being who eats human flesh.
It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.
Cannibal films are a sub genre of exploitation film made mostly by Italian filmmakers through the 1970s and 1980s. This sub genre is a collection of graphically gory movies that usually depict cannibalism by primitive, Stone-age natives deep inside the Asian or South American rain forests. Even though not all cannibal films show cannibalism on screen, all the movies are connected with the genre by stating that the tribe is cannibalistic. While cannibalism is the uniting feature of these films, the general emphasis focuses on various forms of shocking, realistic, and graphic violence, typically including torture, rape, castration and/or animal cruelty. Similarly to Mondo films, the main advertising draw of cannibal films was the promise of gore, exotic locales, and cruel behavior, and eventually became a popular aspect of Grindhouse culture. The peak of the genre's popularity was from 1977 to 1981, a period that has come to be known as the cannibal boom.
So this proves Cannibal Apocalypse is not a Cannibal Film in the Cannibal Films sense as it has to be in jungles.
Also here is a not quite complete list of Cannibal films including some that are not included in the pole
FilmsWhile many films tread the definition of a cannibal film, the general understanding of the genre is that it involves primitive natives as a major plot point.
Alternative titles in English are given in parentheses below.
Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972) (The Man from the Deep River; Deep River Savages)
Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) (Last Cannibal World; Jungle Holocaust)
Emanuelle e gli Ultimi Cannibali (1977) (Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals; Trap Them and Kill Them)
La Montagna del Dio Cannibale (1978) (The Mountain of the Cannibal God)
Papaya dei Caraibi (1978) (Papaya, Love Goddess of the Cannibals)
Primitif (1978) (Primitives; Savage Terror)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Mangiati Vivi (1980) (Eaten Alive!; The Emerald Jungle)
Mondo Cannibale (1980) (White Cannibal Queen; Cannibals)
Il cacciatore di uomini (1980) (The Man Hunter; Devil Hunter)
Orgasmo nero (1980) (Black Orgasm)
Cannibal Ferox (1981) (Make Them Die Slowly!)
Terror Caníbal (1981) (Cannibal Terror)
Schiave bianche: violenza in Amazzonia (1985) (Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story)
Nudo e selvaggio (1985) Massacre in Dinosaur Valley; Cannibal Ferox 2)
Natura Contro (1988) (The Green Inferno; Cannibal Holocaust II)
*Contains no on screen cannibalism
There are some other films that could also be considered cannibal films, notably Ruggero Deodato's Inferno in diretta (also known as Cut and Run), and several other works by Jesus Franco.
So... your 'proof' is a Wikipedia article?!
FACT: Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species. Therefore, a film doesn't need to be set in a jungle to be about cannibalism, even though the majority use the primitive native setting. Marian Dora's Cannibal is just one example of a non-jungle based cannibal film.
No worries B.E.-The explanation I printed above of cannibal is from the Oxford English dictionary.Enough said.
Cannibalism in a film in my book makes it a cannibal film,no matter what wikipedia says...
Silence of the Lambs-Hannibal the Cannibal-He's a main plot device/character in the film,he eats human flesh,so IMHO,also a cannibal film.
It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.
Last edited by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs; 02-12-2011 at 07:26 PM.
As a big Cannibal film fan / collector I would count Cannibal Appocalyse as a bone fide entry in the cannibal sub genre. Ok, it's not a jungle set adventure , but it does feature more cannibalism that some jungle set 'cannibal films' like Savage Terror and Cannibal Holocaust 2 which feature no acts of cannibalism at all yet are classed as cannibal films probably due to the animal scenes , racial stereotype characters and jungle setting.
Cannibal Holocaust & Ferox are my favourites, along with Mountain of the Cannibal God & Zombie Holocaust (which features cannibals as well as zombies).I've got the slightly cut, by 2 seconds, Cinema Club DVD of Cannibal Apocalypse, which supposedly features a better transfer than the uncut Image Entertainment R1, but have yet to watch it.
From the bowels of the earth they came....to collect DVDs!
Holocaust by a country mile of all the ones I've seen but there are some gulity pleasures and fun movies in the list, in particular Apocalypse and Eaten Alive. I drove myself Cannibal mental about a year ago going back through some and ended up watching Cannibal movies for about five days straight.
Not seen Terror, Emanuelle, Devil Hunter or Amazonia. Aha! There's 4 out of the next 5 day session sorted!
On a higher brow level, I'd probably place Last Cannibal World second after Holocaust but it's just not as much fun as some of the others.
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