Pertama kali saya tahu tentang film ini itu 17 tahun yg lalu, waktu kelas 5 SD karena diajak nobar teman, yg untungnya saya tolak. Apa jadinya masa kecil saya kalo saat itu saya nonton? Btw, the impalement scene, don't torture a duckling-nya Ortolani dan real sex-scene nya faye itu the best sih. Meski adegan2 "pembantaian" binatang2 beneran itu luar biasa menganggu.
Forget all rip-off "lost footage" movies this is the original one and it is more intense, bloodier and grotesque than any of the films that followed it. Even for all it's brutality Deodato has some good comments on how journalists "make up" their own sensation stories but it is hard to justify scenes where people slaughter REAL animals and the terrible music ruin the realism. The introduction is nonsense too.
Adegan penyiksaan binatang betulan itu paling menganggu. Mungkin ingin memberikan kaca bahwa kita terbiasa menjadi pengonsumsi, lalu kenapa baru sekarang syok? Masalahnya plot dan akting di film ini murahan sekali. Asumsi bahwa ini sekedar film eksploitasi semakin kuat. Lalu buat apa pertanyaan moral? Terlalu banyak paradoks. Apalagi musik Riz Ortolani. Walau harus diakui salah satu musik terindah yang saya dengar.
21/100 (Bir film için zavallı kaplumbağayı kesip-yemek gerçekçilik değildir, bir film için her şeyden habersiz maymunun kafasını deşmek gerçekçilik değildir, bir film için küçücük domuzcuğu yakından kurşunlamak hiç gerçekçilik değildir, bir film için senaryodan habersiz bir kadına tecavüz etmek hiç ama hiç gerçekçi değildir. Gerçekçilik SENARYODUR, MANTIKTIR. Tabi sizde olmayan sayın bilmiş yönetmen...)
A solid found footage premise with interesting social commentary on the cruelty of "civilized man" that still shocks today, making it rise above the cheap exploitation of other cannibal films. The film loses points is for real animal violence, which was very unnecessary; and the finale, which is less controversal now because of the dated effects; the cannibalism looking a bit fake and not as disturbing as other parts
While the pornographic material may (will) overwhelm the viewer, at least Holocaust backs it up with subtext on complicity in atrocity and the capability of the human to inhuman acts. The divine retribution that follows is audience manipulation that would make Hitch proud.
“Cannibal Holocaust” is a weird mixture of exploitation movie, social criticism towards western supremacism (in part just an excuse for the exploitation, but in part honest, I think), lousy dialogue and cheesy acting. Yet as transgressive cinema it is somehow intriguing, although the shock value has worn off and some scenes are unintentionally funny. Deserves its place in film history.
What an unnecessary film. I think it does bring to discussion cinema ethics: what are images for and how far do you go to get them. Besides being a gory amazonian trip, it's shock-after-shock and more shock - not the kind of cinema I'm interested on: I dig stories as a full ride, and not as a bunch of sick scenes.
I appreciate it's one of the earliest "found footage" films, and that aspect is executed quite well. The rest unfortunately is just pointless gore fest. Acting is pretty bad, the plot absolutely ridiculous... The shock value wears off and what's left is a cheap provocation, and the title "Cannibal Holocaust" probably sums it best ;)