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Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)

La montagna del dio cannibale (original title)
A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Cesare Frugoni (screenplay), Cesare Frugoni (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Susan Stevenson
Stacy Keach ... Professor Edward Foster
Claudio Cassinelli ... Manolo
Antonio Marsina ... Arthur Weisser
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Father Moses
Lanfranco Spinola Lanfranco Spinola ... Consul Burns
Carlo Longhi Carlo Longhi ... Phil
Luigina Rocchi Luigina Rocchi ... Puka Body Painter #1
Akushula Selayah Akushula Selayah ... Sura (as Akushla Sellajaah)
Dudley Wanaguru Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna T.M. Munna
M. Suki M. Suki
Giovanni Masini Giovanni Masini
Franco Cuccu Franco Cuccu
Franco Coduti ... (as Gianfranco Coduti)
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Storyline

Susan Stevenson and her brother Arthur get off a plane in Papua New Guinea, looking for her missing husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster. The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Their cult was death...their lust was blood. See more »

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Trivia

The film was banned in the UK until 2001 for its graphic violence (mostly for its very real animal violence) and one of the infamous 72 "Video Nasties". See more »

Goofs

When the snake eats the monkey, it is supposed to be natural footage of one animal eating another. There are many leaves around the shot, and one of them is very clearly added during editing to hide a device to launch the monkey into the snake's mouth. (A frame by frame analysis of this is on the unrated Blue Underground DVD.) See more »

Crazy Credits

The title card reads "The Mountain of of the Cannibal God". See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was one of the original UK video nasties (as "Prisoner Of The Cannibal God") on the infamous DPP 72 list. The cinema version was cut to remove all footage of animal violence and the 2001 Vipco DVD (now retitled "Mountain Of The Cannibal God") featured a longer and more complete U.S print although a further 2 minutes 6 secs were cut by the BBFC to remove genuine footage of a snake fighting a bird and a snake killing and eating a live monkey. See more »

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King Solomon's Mines meets the Cannibals
30 December 2004 | by MacholicSee all my reviews

This is your classic Saturday matinée movie, just done with more gore. It offers the best production values of any Italian cannibal movie, it has an all star cast, excellent production values, it really looks great. Or, to be more specific: It looked great: The DVD prints in circulation today are made from color faded Kodak Eastman prints. They are not made to last, so when I saw it in the cinema in 1979 it looked great and colorful. Still...if faded colors doesn't ruin your day, there is plenty to enjoy. Ursula Andress offers some of the best celeb-nudity caught on film. Being in her mid-forties, she still looks absolutely fantastic. My suggestion to you is to suspend your disbelief, find your best chair, lower the lights and press play to enjoy 8/10.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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