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By James Whittington, Monday 8th April 2019 The Green Inferno: AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2 88 Films Cetificate 15
Cannibal Holocaust is probably one of the most debated horror movies of all time. A blend of exploitation, extreme gut-munching and violence (and some real animal torture) its notoriety is still talked about. It was inevitable a sequel is some shape or form, official or not, would follow and did so but not in the way fans thought it would. In The Green Inferno: AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2, gone are the hardcore splatter and sensationalist shocks, instead we have a movie that almost satirises what has gone before, seemingly in a way to exorcise the evil spirits of the past.
A group of enterprising adventurers venture into the Amazon jungle in search of a missing professor but soon the youngsters encounter more than they bargained for - European colonialism is exploiting the rainforest and the natives are fighting back!
The best way to think of this movie is to view it as a cannibal movie for beginners. Yes, it does contain some gore but its more restrained in what we do see, though the creature making its way up a rectum moment makes for quite uncomfortable viewing! The acting is two-dimensional to say the least, even when not watching the dubbed version!
The transfer is quite something with deep bold colours that don't bleed, or smudge and the jungle sequences look lush and natural. The soundtracks are nice and clear though the original Italian one is the best way to watch this one.
The disc is a celebration of Italian horror cinema with an excellent extra, namely a 30-minute piece chatting to some of the more celebrated Italian genre directors such as Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi and Sergio Martino. As mentioned previously, the option to view in dubbed English or original Italian is here, as well as Italian Opening and Closing credits and a remastered trailer.
88 Films are doing a grand job bringing these gems back to life but be warned once you start collecting you might not stop!
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