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Year
1980
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Ruggero Deodato
Genres
Adventure, Horror
Rating *
5.9
Votes *
44,470
Checks
6,700
Favs
259
Dislikes
284
Favs/checks
3.9% (1:26)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Considering it is an exploitation movie catering to an audience thrilled by gory violence, gratuitous nudity, and anything else that can produce shock effects (like animal cruelty) it is surprisingly well made and asks critical questions about the very same stuff that itself is made of, and therefore invites the viewer to examine his own motivations for wathcing it (the movie actually ends with a decision to burn the footage due to its depraved nature). It also pioneers the found lost footage subgenre that later became so popular with movies such as The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield. Shot in lush jungle locations and beautifully scored by Riz Ortolani, nevertheless it is an eXploitation movie with a big X and as such will hold little interest for anyone that does not enjoy being shocked by movies pushing the borderline concerning morality and good taste. 10 years 10 months ago
  2. ca_horror_fan's avatar

    ca_horror_fan

    If you're a seasoned horror, cannibal, or exploitation fan you should watch this--once. As the pinnacle of shock horror films of the 70s, it's brutal, led to murder charges for its makers, and raises interesting questions. Questions about limits, morality, and why we so quickly condemn this film for animal cruelty.. but rarely more mainstream films like Apocalypse Now. Good musical score. 8 years 9 months ago
  3. dwarfstar's avatar

    dwarfstar

    Poor turtle.... 13 years 4 months ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #1 in Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics
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  2. This movie ranks #17 in BFI's 100 European Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #18 in BFI's 100 Cult Films
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  4. This movie ranks #58 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
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  5. This movie ranks #115 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  6. This movie ranks #943 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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