Man, this review was super-meta.
On another note: the Yanomamö (aka the Yanomami) are an actual real life ethnic group of the Amazon. You gotta question the wisdom of fetishising old racist claims of cannibalism like this and use names of real life ethnic groups struggling for legal claims for their ancestral lands. Maybe not the most ethically sound choice there.
You think they were trying to be "ethical" with this film?
Meh, I really don't care about the "Animal Cruelty", killing animals can be really fun! That's why people hunt after all.
I mean, I'm not sticking up for the woman who stomped on a kitten with her high heels: but hey, I gotta say, at least she enjoyed herself.
Oh by the way, this is one of my favorite Snob episodes. I've watched it several times now, first time I watched it was on Youtube though..
you sir are one messed up fella.
Gacy had fun killing people and many other twisted fucks enjoyed themselves while killing, so killing people can be fun. So judging by your logicyou won't care about killing people either.
and there is a HUGE difference between killing an animal for food or simply just for fun.
I guess your right, I mean, I suppose the only excuse for one who kills an animal for pleasure is if he/she stuffs it afterwards.
As I said, I don't stand up for those sick bastards that kill a kitten just for the sake of killing a kitten.
I'm moreso standing up for guys like Theodore Roosevelt, who killed Elephants, Bears, Tigers, you name it: all for the sake of stuffing them, so he could show off his trophies.
And you know what? Good for him, because think of it, every day as he aged and sat at home by himself (after his wife passed away) he was able to look at those trophies and say to himself "I remember... that wonderful adventure I had... where I went all the way to Africa, and I nailed that son of a bitch Elephant. Then I used my taxidermy skills to stuff him... all by myself."
You see... for guys like him, it was about accomplishing something in life, having an adventure.
I'm not saying you should buy a pet gerbil, and crush it in your hand. I'm saying that there is something else to killing an animal besides the meat; there's the experience.
And no, the difference between killing an animal and killing a human being, is that killing someone of your own kind just isn't right. It's not how we're supposed to be, we're human beings, we're supposed to help each other so we can survive as a species, that's why we made it a rule that we can't kill each other.
And no, I wouldn't find pleasure in killing another human being because there's no damn purpose to it.
Ruggero Deodato is a world-class sick fuck and any thematic material his movie might contain worth seeing is forever stained by this. I have trouble feeling sorry for him or the actors who wantonly butchered animals. I'm no Animal Rights nutcase, but if you're not killing an animal for food or because it's going to kill you, we have a problem.
At least the natives ate the monkeys. That said, this movie is not that bad. I just feel like shit after I watch it.
Actually, if memory serves me right, the animals were eaten by the natives. Don't quote me on that, though.
Ya, most of the animals were eaten after being killed except for the tarantula, still pretty damn messed up though.
Cannibal Holocaust is still one of my favorite movies even with the animal killing, id just watch the version with the cruelty edited out
What... this is the best movie ever! I love it!
Ok just kidding!
I did not find it excessively disturbing (certainly not compared to some other movies out there...) but it is not pleasant to see either.
I did not appreciate the true violence against animals. Now I am not one of those morons who cries if a dog dies in a movie, but of course I do not support cruelty against animals either.
In any case Cannibal Holocaust is THE Cult Classic of exploitation film. It represents exactly what's most horrible about them.
5:24- No wonder he's been shaving his head bald since the summer of 2013. I was starting to think that he secretly became a Skinhead. ...Nah, just kidding.
5:59- Actually, you also did that later on with movies like Pink Flamingos, Nekromantic, Guinea Pig, and Gross Out.
6:36- And he later did, and he DID find a way to make fun of the 20 minute rape scene with that hilarious sketch.
13:50- More on Debbie Does Dallas in a later episode.
15:05- I take it that The Last Road to Hell is a bunch of rejected clips from Faces of Death.
I love the joke about your dad, regardless of how sad it sounds.
16:47- At least you later mentioned about, and possibly shown, the horse getting blown up in Heaven's Gate.
18:47- I 110% agree with you, Brad.
19:29- In speaking of Cannibal Ferox...
26:10- I know the answer to this: The people who review things. If you review things, you're the real fuckin' critics.
One of the best reviews you've ever done. Top 5 for sure.
Still my favorite review. Even after going back through the catalog, it still shines.
To be fair to the natives, Yates and his crew were awful people who did terrible things to them, and I can understand why they would at least be angry at them, not that the last scene of them being butchered and eaten isn't completely indulgent and excessive. Also, unlike a lot of modern horror films, the fact that the characters are horrible people seems to be an intentional and thought-out choice instead of the writers being lazy and not bothering to make characters likable enough to create tension. The characters in the found footage are horrible people in a special way, not in a mundane way. Yates and his crew are murderers and arsonists, not just people who you wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.