The Infamous Nasty Banned Video, Cannibal holocaustwill receive a 4K Ultra HD release from 88 Films in the UK this November. Cannibal holocaust was originally released in 1980 and is one of the first notable found-footage horror films ever made. The film follows a rescue team searching for a missing documentary film crew in the Amazon jungle, who get more than they bargained for when footage of the crew is discovered. In 1984, the film was banned in several countries, including the US, Australia, Norway, and Iceland, but has since developed a cult status and is regarded by some as not only mindless gorefest, but a critique of the journalism.
When Cannibal holocaust premiered for the first time in Italy, director Ruggero Deodato he was arrested for obscenity and later charged with murder due to rumors that several cast members were killed. The murder charges were dropped when it was confirmed that Cannibal holocaust it wasn’t a snuff movie after various actors came forward, revealing that they were in fact very much alive. However, the film remained banned in several countries, including Australia and Italy, due to its depiction of real animal cruelty and its graphic scenes of sexual assault.
It is currently unclear which version of Cannibal holocaust the upcoming 4K Ultra HD release will contain, as the film has been heavily censored multiple times since the time of its initial release. Although, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) recently rated a 95-minute version of 88 Films. That version is three minutes longer than Ruggero Deodato New editionwhich was released in 2011. No matter which version is released in 4K Ultra HD, it won’t be a completely uncut version, as the BBFC guide states:
“This job required a mandatory cut to an animal cruelty scene. The cut was made in accordance with the BBFC Guidelines, Policy and the Motion Picture Films (Animals) Act 1937, which is enforced in accordance with the Video Recordings Act 1984.”
Cannibal holocaust It will be released in 4K Ultra HD in the UK on November 22.
Here is the official synopsis attached to the 4K Ultra HD release of Cannibal Holocaust:
“Primitive savagery meets the brutality of the modern world in Ruggero Deodato’s timeless serving of visceral horror: Cannibal Holocaust, a film so violent and depraved that the director was accused of killing his own cast. Rainforest Hell of South America in an attempt to find a documentary crew lost months earlier.Instead of survivors, he discovers a world of cannibalistic excess beyond his wildest imaginations, but when he returns home and screens the footage left behind by the disembowelled filmmakers, Chaos erupts as the screen is filled with some of the most disturbing images ever sent to celluloid.”