Who Here Has Seen Cannibal Holocaust?

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Lockard 23, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. This has the rep for being the most controversial movie ever made. It certainly has it's moments, but overall, the movie sounds better than it actually is. Awesome movie title, cool music, good story (on paper), and a few good moments. But mostly, it's not that great. Still, since so many people like to hype it up as a controversial movie, I think it's worth seeing at least once, just make sure you have a somewhat strong stomach.

    Here's the link to watch the whole movie on Youtube if you like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUKQwmuz2eo
     
  2. I have not seen it :O
     
  3. I watched it about a year ago. I was anticipating it quite a bit but found it rather dull.
     
  4. This the one where the only shocking thing is the animals the eat are actually live animals?
     
  5. Cannibal Holocaust achieved notoriety as its graphic violence aroused a great deal of controversy. After its premiere in Italy, it was seized by a local magistrate, and Deodato was arrested on obscenity charges. He was charged with making a snuff film due to rumors that claimed some actors were killed on camera. Although Deodato was later cleared, the film was banned in Italy, Australia, and several other countries due to its disturbing portrayal of graphic brutality, sexual assault, and animal violence. Some nations have since revoked the ban, but the film is still banned in several countries
     
  6. What's the actual controversy though? Not going to watch, but was it live animals or?

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  7. The biggest controversy (and one of the positive things about the movie, in my view) is that they made the killings look so real that people actually thought the actors died. The director even made them sign a contract that stated they wouldn't appear in public for a whole year, just to give off the impression that their deaths were real as it would make the movie more shocking. He was arrested and actually had to prove in court how the special effects were done (and have the actors actually show themselves) just so people would know the movie wasn't real. The other big controversy was that all seven animals killed in the movie were killed for real, which upset a lot of people.
     
  8. It's alright, didn't really catch anything special about it besides being realistic.