Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust
The Horrorgrind Cut
Original Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
New Runtime: 42 minutes
I have always thought that Cannibal Holocaust could easily be split into two films. So when I started Horrorgrind Home Video, one of the first films on my list to fanedit was this one. My goal with this edit was to focus almost entirely on the documentary footage taken by the four filmmakers and cut out all of Professor Monroe's journey into the Jungle. I wanted it to appear as though the footage recovered from the jungle was authentic, the deaths were authentic, and the brutality authentic. I also wanted to put as much focus on the brutality of the film makers as possible and less on the brutality of the natives.
Professor Monroe's role in the film has been altered to just an audience member watching the horrific footage. All the other scenes of him have been removed. What we are left with is a much shorter, and hopefully more realistic experience.
- Removed all scenes with Professor Monroe except for his viewing of the footage in the theater with the television producers and when he walks out of the building at the end.
/ Moved the opening title to after the news anchors report on Alan and the others never returning.
- Removed many scenes of interviews with the film makers' friends and family.
- Removed the scene of the forced abortion. This was done to put more focus on the brutality of the film makers and less on the natives.
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