Revenge of the Blood Beast

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Revenge of the Blood Beast

20.99

Michael Reeves

1972  79 minutes  1.66:1  Italy

Editions: Blu-Ray

The birth of the bloody and controversial “Italian Cannibal” sub-genre starts here, with this notorious 1972 Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Nightmare City) directed survivalist shocker, presented in its completely uncut, outrageously violent version.

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Synopsis

The birth of the bloody and controversial “Italian Cannibal” sub-genre starts here, with this notorious 1972 Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Nightmare City) directed survivalist shocker, presented in its completely uncut, outrageously violent version. Sacrifice! (aka The Man From Deep River, Deep River Savages) stars Eurohorror legend Ivan Rassimov (Mario Bava’s Shock, Lamberto Bava’s Blade of the Ripper) as photographer John Bradley, who ventures into the heart of Thailand’s jungles and is kidnapped by a ruthless native tribe. As Bradley fights for his life, he eventually catches the eye of the Chief’s daughter (the beautiful Me Me Lai, who also appears Lenzi’s 1980 gut-muncher Eaten Alive!) and, after marrying her, and after several bouts of brutality, eventually wins the natives’ respect. Complications arise, however, when the neighboring clan, a horde of bloodthirsty, flesh-hungry cannibals, begin sniffing around, licking their lips at the sight Bradley and his newly conquered tribe mates... Taking its cues from Gualitiero Jacopetti’s hugely popular Mondo Cane films and its many imitators as well as Elliot Silverstein’s similarly plotted hit A Man Called Horse, Lenzi’s paean to primitive pain was branded a Video Nasty in the UK due to its relentless brutality, disturbing scenes of cannibalism and upsetting sequences of real-life animal death. Less exploitative than Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust and Lenzi’s own Cannibal Ferox but no less intense, Sacrifice! is a rousing, rough and gruesome free-fall into heart of tribal darkness. Dig in!

Reviews

I Cannibali” is very much a youth film, its pop flavor accentuated by a gospel yeah-yeah score that is one of the great composer Ennio Morricone’s lesser efforts.
— The New York Times
From Liliana Cavani, director of the controversial film, The Night Porter, comes this unique adaptation of Sophocles tragedy.
— La Republica
I Cannibail has been glossed over the years, but it is instead a film to be rediscovered, especially for the young generations of moviegoers who are dangerously losing touch with the golden age of Italian film production.
— DVDtalk

Cast and Credits

Director
Micahel Reeves

Writer
Francesco Barilli, Massimo D’Avack

Producer
Roas Medusa

Cast
Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lay, Ong Ard, Pipop Pupinyo, Prapas Chindang, Chit Choi

Cinematography
Riccardo Pallottini

Music
Daniele Patucchi

Special Features

Featurette by Nocturno (a documentary on the making of the Film) 

A fully illustrated Booklet including critical analysis of the film.
New Digital Transfer from Original 35mm Negative Print.
Digitally Restored and Remastered.
New and improved English subtitle translation
Contains a booklet and one Blu-ray disc

Production: Italy – 1972
Running time: 79 minutes
Language: English
35mm, color
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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