Thursday, 21 June 2007

Mondo Cannibale

This is the trailer for Ruggero Deodato’s Last Cannibal World (1977). It obviously tries to lift on the success of the Mondo films, by hinting that the film itself is in fact a sort of pseudo-Mondo. The genre had become more extreme and shocking as the years went by, as can been seen in the following shocking video from Antonio Climati’s The Great Hunting (1974), in which a man is eaten by lions.

Two years later, with Cannibal Holocaust, Deodato turned that kind of Mondo into one of the subjects of his film. And funny enough it’s with that film that some people thought, that what was onscreen, was actually real...

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