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(aka "Slave of the Cannibal God" or The Slave of the Cannibal God" or "Slave of the Cannibal God" or "The Mountain of the Cannibal God")

 

Directed by Sergio Martino

Italy 1972

 

Sergio Martino (director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso) invites you on the trip of a lifetime - to THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD for sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives! You might just never come home...

Ursula Andress (Dr No, 10th Victim, What's New Pussycat) travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who s vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocs and deadly snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, lead by cult-fave Stacey Keach, journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating demon will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax... and full porky bestiality!

Banned as a video nasty , Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the complete extended explicitness to serve up the world s first 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be devoured in all its blood-soaked glory!

Release: May 25th, 1978

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Distribution Shameless
Region
'B' Blu-ray
Code Red
Region FREE
Blu-ray
Runtime 1:40:28.833 1:42:31.937
Video

Disc Size: 38,064,646,134 bytes

Feature Size: 25,169,319,936 bytes

Video bitrate: 29.87 Mbps

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

Disc Size: 38,378,566,680 bytes

Feature Size: 23,612,030,976 bytes

Video bitrate: 27.00 Mbps

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

Bitrate Shameless:
Bitrate Code Red:
Audio

LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bits

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2133 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2133 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles None None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Shameless

 

Disc Size: 38,064,646,134 bytes

Feature Size: 25,169,319,936 bytes

Video bitrate: 29.87 Mbps

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
Introduction by Director Sergio Martino (0:34)
Interviews with Director Sergio Martino about Animal Cruelty on film (2:39)
Making-of Cannibal Nightmare with exclusive on-set footage etc..(46:12)
Alternative Credits (3:42)
Theatrical Trailer (3:45)

Blu-ray  Release Date: May 28th, 2018
Yellow Blu-ray case

Chapters: 14

Release Information:
Studio:
Code Fed

 

Disc Size: 38,378,566,680 bytes

Feature Size: 23,612,030,976 bytes

Video bitrate: 27.00 Mbps

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
Includes Both the Uncut International Version and Alternate U.S. Cut
Interview with Star Stacy Keach (14:31)
Trailers (none for the film)

Blu-ray  Release Date: July 29th, 2020
Standard Blu-ray case

Chapters: 16

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Code Red Blu-ray (July 2020): Code Red have transferred Sergio Martino's Slave of the Cannibal God aka Mountain of the Cannibal God or La montagna del dio cannibale to Blu-ray. This special edition includes both the unrated / uncut version, Mountain of the Cannibal God and the R rated U.S. cut (1:24:36.112 / 11.8 Gig / 17.5 Bitrate/lossy Dolby.) As in Jungle Holocaust we have a live animal (lizard) being gutted as one of the probable scenes separating the two versions.

The Code Red video is a huge improvement over the UK Shameless 1080P transfer. The green cast on the Shameless is gone and the colors (flesh tones) are far more realistic in the US release. Even with a slightly lower bitrate the Code Red tightens detail, contrast and black levels improve - it's really a huge disparity.

On their Blu-ray, Code Red use a DTS-HD Master 2,.0 channel track (24-bit) in the English language. Effects are relatively limited with a score by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis (A Blade in the Dark, 2019 After the Fall of new York, Torso) sounding... suitable to the sub-genre. Code Red offer no subtitles on their Region FREE Blu-ray.

Aside from both cuts the Code Red Blu-ray offers a /4 hour interview with Stacy Keach. There are also theatrical trailers of similar genre fare but none for the film. Like Jungle Holocaust Code Red have an altered Blu-ray version here different from the initial 2018 BD release losing the 24-minute Martino interview, a trailer and the LE slipcover.

Another 70's, pushing-the-envelope, cannibal exploitation effort. This has some star power with a plus-40-years Ursula Andress still looking fine and Stacy Keach - both advancing the production a notch in terms of class. It has Sergio Martino's sporadic harshness and a decent story. Fans of this sub-genre should consider this a must-own for the video upgrade alone. Many will prefer to 'pass' due to the graphic sequences or be enticed by Miss Andress's bold nudity. To each his own.    

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NOTE: I had heard that Code Red in the US were releasing this on Blu-ray under its Slave of the Cannibal God title, although I don't own to compare, even it if it does exist.

Shameless out of the UK have brought Sergio Martino's notorious The Mountain Of The Cannibal God to dual-layered Blu-ray.  It is described as "restored and re-graded from a new 2K scan. This entirely new widescreen release features previously unseen footage and is the longest ever UK version." The transfer has a high bitrate but can look a bit clunky in-motion. The 2.35:1 visuals are fairly thick and the presentation is reasonably consistent with only a few variations. The images are bright with the majority of the film shot outdoors but a few night scenes and shaded jungle sequences seems to hold up without digital noise. I wouldn't it is a dynamic HD video but it certainly looks superior to SD and the higher resolution, although imperfect - general softness, has advantages over the many DVDs that exist. It, no doubt, looks better than it ever has for home theatre consumption. It starts with this text screen:

I can attest to it being ultra-gory with blood, gore, decapitation, castration etc. scenes - despite the removal of the 'animal suffering'. It also has plenty of Ursula Andress nude, for those keen.

For the audio, Shameless uses a linear PCM 2.0 channel (mono) - 16-bit, in the English language. Effects are quite camera-based - quick edits and fast, brief, close-ups. The score by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis (A Blade in the Dark, 2019 After the Fall of new York, Torso) is suitable to the film's jungle-aura and cannibal-fright elements. It seems to work and the dialogue doesn't suffer much - probably a fine replication of the original production. There are no subtitles on this region 'B' Blu-ray.

Shameless include a brief introduction by director Sergio Martino as well as a short interview with him discussing the Animal Cruelty referenced of The Mountain of the Cannibal God. Included is archival documentary Making-of Cannibal Nightmare with some on-set footage from Sri Lanka and Malaysia and it runs more than 3/4 of an hour - previously available on DVD. There is the alternate Italian title + opening credits sequence, a theatrical trailer. The package has an exclusive limited edition serial-numbered "O" card, a "Cannibal Paradise", a "Snakes and Ladders"-inspired board game (on a card folded inside the
Blu-ray case) and a collector's reversible inlay sleeve with original poster artwork.

Gary Tooze

 

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