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“I find it quite entertaining!” [Mr Bradley]
on 23 March 2016
This 1972 cannibal movie [aka: Man From Deep River, aka: Sacrifice] focuses on a British photographer, John Bradley, who kills a man in ‘self defence’ and heads off into the Thai rainforest where he is captured by a cannibal tribe. With limited options, can he survive?
Perhaps best known for popularizing the Italian cinema cannibal genre this starts like a dodgy travelog with bad dubbing, a comical English accent, actors and actresses that look like they’ve stepped out from a porno movie, and no subtitles for the natives [which is actually a good thing]. The plot and dialogue are both weak, unrealistic and often farcical, [lose a *] and in reality this is a pale imitation of ’A man Called Horse’ or ‘Dances with Wolves’ [lose a *].
The single disc offers play, scenes access and features [trailer, image gallery, directors filmography, production notes, other attractions (17 ‘click n play’ film trailers –but not all play]. Worth a look if you want to know what kicked off the cannibal sub genre, but it’s more tragi-drama or love story than horror, although there are a few scenes of mutilation and gore. It was banned due to the real animal slaughters that took place, the remainder was uncut. There is some full frontal nudity, a ritualised sex scene [non explicit], two other short sex scenes and a single cannibalistic scene but no swearing, so gore fans will be disappointed and animal lovers will cringe. A *** but mainly for it’s novelty and historical importance.