Saturday, July 12, 2014


We reviewed the new Grindhouse Releasing edition of Cannibal Holocaust on Blu-ray for Italian Horror Week. It is a strong contender for Blu-ray release of the year, but will definitely place in the top five easily. While the pricing for this release is more than fair given the exquisite packaging, two Blu-ray set and CD with awesome full color booklet, we thought it might be nice to give you a chance to enjoy it if you haven’t had the chance to buy one yet.

We want this to go to a fan. A real Cannibal Holocaust-er who simply couldn’t pick it up. Please don’t enter if you plan on flipping it for cash because this is a thing to be cherished and not exploited (how ironic).

So this is how you enter to win: You shoot me your name and address in an email with the caption CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, I Survived to You must have liked our Facebook page or followed us on Twitter or Instagram or Tumblr (if you don’t use one of these just let me know). You should probably go over and like Grindhouse Releasing’s Facebook page because they’re putting out more beautiful Blu-rays this year. You should also like DiabolikDVD’s Facebook page because you’ll want to know when it goes on sale and at a great price. In that same email I want you to shoot me a picture of you with your favorite Cannibal Holocaust collectible OR any other Italian cannibal movie collectible: DVD, Blu-ray, posters, statue, life-sized impaled native… whatever you’ve got! It can be as simple as the original DVD from Grindhouse Releasing or something perhaps a little more obscure. I want to know that you already love the Italian cannibal genre. If you own the new Grindhouse Releasing Blu-ray, please do not enter. Let’s give someone new a chance. Lastly, I would love for you to join us in praising this release. When you win, shoot us a pic of you with the item and provide a review. Could be as brief as you like, but I would love to post something from the winner. I would love to publish your personal review/praise even if you’re not a writer. You’ll get full credit for your review of course.


The winner will also win one of the three new t-shirts from Rotten Cotton that is helping to celebrate this release. Just let me know which of the three you would like to purchase (pictured above) and what size you are. This is subject to availability of course. If the size or style you want cannot be purchased, we will ask you for an alternate. If all three become unavailable, we shall provide a suitable alternative Cannibal Holocaust shirt and let you know. We couldn’t pre-order it since we don’t know your size. I always feel bad giving away a tee and then someone couldn’t enter because we didn’t get the size correct.

I hope we make a Cannibal Holocaust fan truly happy. They’ll have every right to be when they win.

Now enter the most controversial giveaway every given away (or reasonable approximation there of).

Make sure to visit the Grindhouse Releasing site to check out the rest of their wares! Buy them from DiabolikDVD. Make sure to check out Rotten Cotton for all your Italian Horror needs.

Full release notes from Grindhouse Releasing:

Cannibal Holocaust
3 Disc Deluxe Edition 2 BLU-RAYS + 1 CD
Run Time: 96 Minutes Language: English
Color Widescreen 1.85:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Region: ALL
Production Year: 1980 Genre: Horror MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Robert Kerman, Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile

THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY! Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the "found footage" of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer ofCANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most controversial movie ever made!

Bonus Features:

3 Disc Deluxe Edition - 2 Blu-rays + CD

New hi-definition digital restoration of the original director's cut

Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and original mono mix

2 feature-length commentary tracks - with director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman, and with stars Carl Yorke and Francesca Ciardi

New in-depth interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Francesca Ciardi, assistant director/co-star Salvo Basile (shot in Columbia!) and cameraman Roberto Forges Davazati

Classic interviews with Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke and Oscar-nominated composer Riz Ortolani

Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers from around the world

BONUS CD- original soundtrack album by Riz Ortolani newly remastered in stunning 24bit/96khz sound from the original studio master tapes

Glossy 24-page booklet containing liner notes by director Eli Roth, legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun, Euro-music expert Gergely Hubai and Italian exploitation film authority Martin Biene

Shocking reversible cover with original art by notorious illustrator Rick Melton

Beautiful embossed slip cover

9 Easter eggs! - including the Grindhouse Releasing theatrical re-release premiere and Necrophagia music video directed by Jim VanBebber


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