Cannibal Apocalypse, one of the most heavily censored films of all time and previously banned in the UK is coming uncut to DVD courtesy of Cinema Club. Released originally in 1980 at a time when Italian exploitation horror was at its most prolific due to the massive success of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, it tells the story of a group of Vietnam veterans who contract a terrible flesh eating disease and begin to terrorise the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Directed by Antonia Margheriti it stars horror regulars John Morghen and John Saxon.
Its star, John Saxon was famously depressed during the making of the film due to the film’s graphic and gory sequences, “I have never seen the film, and I don’t think I want to. That it is banned in the UK is okay by me”.
Featuring extensive extras – Cannibal Apocalypse Redux (An exclusive documentary featuring John Saxon, John Morghen and Antonio Margheriti), Apocalypse in the Streets (A Video tour of filming locations), Poster, Stills Galleries, Alternative Openings, Trailers, Cast and Crew Filmographies and notes by journalist Travis Crawford - the film will be out at the end of May.