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Top Customer Reviews
Interesting and disgusting mix of horror and action from the director of Castle of Blood Antonio Margheriti. What makes it work is that there is some nasty gore scenes like the infamous shotgun wound scene and eating chunks out of human flesh, a cool if cheesy funk soundtrack with a war theme that almost sounds like the theme to "G.I. Joe", a grisly twist in the end and the film is also a metaphore on how the horrors of vietnam can affect a soldier and this is one of Quentin Taratino's personal faves.
The DVD has some very good extras like a documentary with the cast and director discussing about the film, two trailers, a video tour on the locations in Atlanta where the movie was filmed, cast and crew filmographies, a booklet, poster and still gallery and a text essay on the censorship of this movie when it came out here in the U.S.Read more ›
Some things are acquired tastes. A few soldiers develop an appetite for cannibalism while fighting in Vietnam. Not sure how, they just contracted the urge to eat people. A war disease, of sorts. War changes a man, but this metamorphosis was quite unexpected.
Tarantino fave Antonio Margheriti jumps on the cannibal bandwagon of the late 70's-early 80's. He steers it a different direction though, instead of bloody bedlam in the jungle, these vampiresque savage chompers wreck havoc back in the city. This stars some great horror regulars, most notably John Saxon(Black Christmas, Elm Street)
This has some nice stylized murders, plus a great gory scene with a circular saw. But the death rate never gets to apocalyptic levels, I'm a little sad to say. As far as cannibal films go, this is pretty tame. Still, it's a worthy addition to a cannibal lovers film library.
I definetly reccomend this for splatter/action fans and horror completists.
A bonus is that laughable funk music in some action scenes-ITS GREAT!
Gory and violent Italian/Spanish action horror thriller that also co-stars John Morghen whom is best known for roles in movies like "House on The Edge of the Park", "City of the Living Dead" and "Cannibal Ferox". The film came here to the United States in a cut version called "Invasion of the Flesh-Hunters" but now on DVD it's fully uncut and uncensored with the gore restored, sure there's not much in the plot but there is some good action sequences and some nasty gore effects like the buzz-saw slicing of someone's leg. Considered to be a personal favorite of Quentin Tarantino, the movie has grown to become a cult fave and is one of the better European horror flicks of the early 80's.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not quite a traditional zombie movie, but fun. I read John Saxon didn't know the crew was Italian so there were communication issues. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Beeph Wellington
The director of this film i believe was more of an action film guy, if im not mistaken.
This film does have some action and decent gore scenes. Read more
This movie is different from other movies in the cannibal genre. Although the beginning starts off in the jungles, most of the action takes place in the city. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by bobzombie
I saw this movie years ago unfortunately in a cut version, but now in this DVD release, the movie finally gets the publication he deserves. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Baron Blood
i love this film. i own a copy of it. anytime i get in the mood for a cannibal film "lite-on-it's-feet" i watch this one. Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by Chris Cox
Ok, I must admit that I was a bit let down by this movie. I mean, with a title like CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE, I was expecting an all-out war between the flesh-eating hordes and their... Read morePublished on June 13, 2007 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
I'm a huge fan of Italian director Antonio Margheriti, aka Anthony M. Dawson, even though I haven't seen very many of his films. How can this be? Read morePublished on May 23, 2007 by Jeffrey Leach
i had very high hopes when i bought cannibal apocalypses. after watching it i have to say that i am kinda dissapointed. Read morePublished on December 11, 2006 by Luis Juarbe