As the mastermind behind one of the most violent cannibal films ever made, Cannibal Ferox (aka Make them Die Slowly), Italian Cannibal Holocaust, which was also banned in a number of countries (roughly 31), some of which lifted their bans only recently.Umberto Lenzi’s name has been linked to the cannibal genre for nearly 34 years. The film was released in 1981, after Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 cannibal horror,
Grindhouse Releasing, the sole official licensed distributor of Cannibal Ferox in North America, released the first original, uncensored director’s cut in 1990. Now, 25 year later, the company is re-releasing a one-of-a-kind unrated Blu-ray edition, which is bundled with tons of special features, such as some shocking and never-before-seen deleted scenes, a digital stereo re-mix, an all-new feature-length documentary, a glossy 12-page booklet, and other surprises.
At $25.99, it’s a 2k version of the film fans shouldn’t pass on. Check out the entire list of special features below.
– Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director’s cut
– Spectacular new 2K transfer – scanned from the original camera negative
– SHOCKING deleted scenes – lost for over 30 years!
– 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 Korowa, and special effects master Gino DeRossi
– EATEN ALIVE! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN CANNIBAL FILM –
all-new feature-length 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 THE SLEAZOID EXPRESS) and (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!”