Anthropophagy is the custom and practice of eating human flesh. It may refer to: Cannibalism, when one human consumes the flesh of another. Anthropophagi (singular anthropophage), a mythical race of cannibals first described by Herodotus. Self-cannibalism, the act of eating one's own flesh.
Ok so the reason I provided that little piece of information is because this review is for Antropophagus which has recently gotten a Blu-ray release courtesy of Serverin Films. It's a nasty little film to say the least. It made the Video Nasty list and was one of the most heavily traded horror VHS tapes back in the 90s
Directed by Joe D'Amato it's the story of Klaus. He's a vile human being who along with his wife and newborn so was stranded at sea when his boat crashed. His son unfortunately perished in the crash and Karl tried to convince his wife they should eat the body to survive. She wanted no part of that and purring a fight he accidentally killed her. He ate both his wife and sons body's and as a result went insane
Now unfortunately for a group of friends out sailing and touring different islands they head to the remote for be where Karl lives. It's a no brainier that they start being murdered in some of the most vile kills in film. Stabbings, beheadings, ripped throats every thing a gore fan craves. It features a few more truly disgusting kills that I don't care to write about
Filmed primarily in Italy the movie features very beautiful locations and sets. It's incredibly well acted and paced as well. That's not a trate you generally find in these over the top splatter pictures. The film was not only well received by audiences, but by critics as well when it was released in 1980.
As I mentioned in the beginning Severin Film has just released this on an amazing Blu-ray with a simply beautiful transfer. The video and audio are stunning. And this is also the fully uncut version. It's even loaded with special features
Don’t Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
Inside Zora’s Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
If your a hard core horror fan you already know about this one. It's a must buy for your collection. If you have never seen it, it's definitely gross, but very well made. It's worth a watch.
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars