Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Cannibal Holocaust

Continuing the recent theme of revisiting classic Italian video nasty fodder, last night I saw the notorious Cannibal Holocaust for the first time. Certainly unexpected and none the worse for it. A hauntingly gorgeous soundtrack by Riz Ortolani, a surprisingly high standard of acting and cinematography, a startlingly amoral approach to its characters, and a willingness to go one step further than too far. There are no 'good guys' in the storyline, no redemption to be had at the end, and just who is being exploited here? As the final words put it, "I wonder who the real cannibals are."

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