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Devil Hunter (1980)

El caníbal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 5 December 1980 (West Germany)
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

Writers:

Julián Esteban (story) (as Julius Valery), Julián Esteban (screenplay) (as Julius Valery) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ursula Buchfellner ... Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
Al Cliver ... Peter Weston
Antonio Mayans ... Jack (as Robert Foster)
Antônio do Cabo Antônio do Cabo ... Thomas (as Antonio de Cabo)
Bertrand Altmann Bertrand Altmann ... The Devil (as Burt Altman)
Gisela Hahn ... Jane
Muriel Montossé ... Girl on Yacht (as Victoria Adams)
Werner Pochath ... Chris
Melo Costa Melo Costa ... Pablito (as Leonardo Costa)
Aline Mess Aline Mess ... Cannibal Priestess (as Lynn Mess)
Claude Boisson Claude Boisson ... Cannibal Chief
Tibi Costa Tibi Costa
Óscar Cortina Óscar Cortina
Ana Paula Ana Paula
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Storyline

After World War 2, Senior Japanese Officials and their followers were killed and buried together in China, after being defeated and forced to give in. The Japanese Evil People of Nine Chrysanthemum have sworn revenge and are secretly plotting against China after sealing the graves of the Officials. Before their conspiracy can come to an end, Chinese police Captain Li and Taoist master Mao Yuan Feng discover the conspiracy and kill some of the Japanese Evil People. The members who survived used then their blood to call them back from Hell and became Devil Masters. But before their Japanese Imperialist Agressive Ambition can succeed, Captain Li and Taoist Master Mao Yuan Feng kill them and defeat their plot of revenge for good. Written by Eric Louzil

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Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 December 1980 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexo Cannibal See more »

Filming Locations:

Archena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was briefly available in the UK as a pre-cert (and now very rare) video before being banned and placed on the DPP list of official video nasties. It was finally passed fully uncut in 2008. See more »

Goofs

A woman is chained to a tree in, supposedly, the jungle. The tree is completely covered in carved names of lovers and was here people. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [having a flashback] Peter!
Peter Weston: What's the matter, Jack?
Jack: It was just like this place... all those bombs. Oh! Oh my poor head. I hate the jungle and its humidity.
Peter Weston: Come now. It's all over now.
Jack: ...and these shadows...
Peter Weston: We're not in Vietnam now.
Jack: This heat...
Peter Weston: Come on!
Jack: The blood was all over the place. I can't take it. Not again. Get me outta here. I can't get these painful memories out if my head
Peter Weston: Calm down. Come on... you most control yourself
[...]
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Alternate Versions

There were two videos that were banned in the UK as 'video nasties'. Both were released by 'Cinehollywood'. Both are uncut. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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A chore by anyone's standards
16 September 2004 | by world_of_weirdSee all my reviews

The Devil Hunter (this film's UK video title) found itself caught up in the early 1980s 'video nasties' scare, for reasons I find impossible to fathom. It certainly should have been banned, but only because no reasonable human being should have to pay to sit through such junk. As with most of Jesus Franco's films, there are crash zooms to nothing, dreamy music, terrible performances, clumsy dubbing (most of the male characters are apparently dubbed by the same actor!) and several interminable sequences, suggesting that the former musician couldn't wait for a day on the set to finish - so he shot everything fast and cheap in order to get back home to his jazz records and his trumpet. Large parts of the film make no sense, and you'll run out of fingers and toes trying to count the goofs, but the really priceless ones are the actor who actually giggles when a squirt of blood hits him in the face, and the totem pole that bounces when it's supposed to be crashing to the floor. And check out those sound effects - since when did walking through the jungle sound like walking down a gravel drive? If you can find a copy of this tosh anywhere, I'll be surprised, but do yourself a favour and pass it by. If you decide to watch it, you'll want to sue Franco and his colleagues for ninety minutes of your life that you'll never get back.


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