Grindhouse Releasing, the U.S. independent home entertainment distributors, has announced the release of a deluxe, uncut Blu-ray for Cannibal Ferox, directed by Umberto Lenzi.
Released in 1981, the film was banned in the UK in the early 1980s and added to the infamous Video Nasties list under the Obscene Publications Act, and still remains cut by six minutes on these shores.
PRE-ORDER CANNIBAL FEROX ON BLU-RAY HERE
The original uncensored, unrated director’s cut of one of the most notorious and violent films of all time. Banned in 31 countries, Cannibal Ferox assaults your senses as a group of Americans lost in the jungles of Amazonia experience brutal retribution at the hands of blood-crazed cannibals. Shot on location in the savage Amazon wilds of South America, Cannibal Ferox is one of the most violent and shocking films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film.
Special Features include:
–Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director’s cut
–Spectacular new 2K transfer – scanned from the original camera negative
–SHOCKING deleted footage – lost for over 30 years and never-before-seen on home video!
–Breathtaking digital stereo re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottosson
–Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix
–Candid and shocking audio commentary by director Umberto Lenzi and star John Morghen
–Provocative, in-depth interviews with director Umberto Lenzi, stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Danilo Mattei and Zora Kerowa, and special effects master Gino DeRossi
–EATEN ALIVE! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN CANNIBAL FILM – all-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Umberto Lenzi, Ruggero Deodato, Sergio Martino, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, and Robert Kerman
–Original Italian, German and U.S. theatrical trailers
–Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
–Glossy 12 page booklet containing liner notes by legendary 42nd Street historian Bill Landis (author of SLEAZOID EXPRESS) and Eli Roth (director of HOSTEL and THE GREEN INFERNO)
–BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Budy-Maglione – newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/96khz sound from the original studio master tapes, and including never-before-released alternate takes
–Beautiful embossed slip cover
–AND OTHER SURPRISES!
Cannibal Ferox is released on Blu-ray on May 12th.