Posted Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The 1981 cult shocker will cannibalize high-definition in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, Grindhouse Releasing will be releasing 'Cannibal Ferox' on Blu-ray on May 12.
The original uncensored, unrated director's cut of one of the most notorious and violent films of all time. Banned in 31 countries, Cannibal Ferox assaults your senses as a group of Americans lost in the jungles of Amazonia experience brutal retribution at the hands of blood-crazed cannibals. Shot on location in the savage Amazon wilds of South America, Cannibal Ferox is one of the most violent and shocking films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film.
The Blu-ray release will feature the Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director's cut with a spectacular new 2K transfer - scanned from the original camera negative, a 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, and a beautiful embossed slip cover. The release will also have a breathtaking digital stereo re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottosson as well as an optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix. Supplements will include: SHOCKING deleted footage - lost for over 30 years and never-before-seen on home video; 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 Kerowa, and special effects master Gino DeRossi; EATEN ALIVE! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN CANNIBAL FILM - all-new feature-length documentary 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 SLEAZOID EXPRESS) and Eli Roth (director of HOSTEL and THE GREEN INFERNO); AND OTHER SURPRISES!
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.
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