Friday, January 13

Make Them Die Slowly (Cannibal Ferox) (1981) - Uncut Ropponica/Nikkatsu Video VHS

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Sorry about not blabbering on here like I'm prone to over recent days. Not doing so really makes me feel like I'm letting my scant regular readers down. As usual for January, I'm currently slogging through a head cold.

So here's another cover scan of an offensive jungle flesheater epic that I love. As previously described concerning the rare French-Canadian VHS, a scan of the rare stateside tape is here, Umberto Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox is a "fruit roll-up of Italian cannibal delights." Like Zombie Holocaust, it belongs to a unique subgroup within a type of exploitation wholly crafted in Italy's grindhouse output. Instead of cannibalizing a trend spearheaded in the States, Lenzi latches onto Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust to create a "greatest hits" of its sick wonders. Lenzi forgoes any trace of nuance that Deodato accidentally ran into and throws the concept into an even lower part of the gutter. Awesome.        

3 comments:

Jayson said...

Also if you notice Ropponica's Zombie Holocaust has a catalog number of "RF-1002", I have no idea what "1001" is and how many titles were released under the Ropponica label.

Jayson said...

I've only seen these two so far.

Jayson said...

Did some digging and spotted Jackson's Bad Taste as #RF-1010, so I'm assuming there at least has to be 10 Ropponica releases.

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