River of Death (1989)

Pretty good cast, including Robert Vaughn as Dr Manteufel, and Donald Pleasence as a Nazi officer.

The movie starts quite promising, but then it goes into trash gradually.

Canon aimed for a Cannibal – Nazi – Indiana Jones – Revenge  combo, but missed by a bit, if not by much.

To watch a revenge film concentrated around the little girl, that we get introduced to at the beginning of the film,  would be quite cool, btw the actress that played her as an adult was quite “good”.

The monologues of M. Dudikoffs character are irritating and have some unintentional humor as well.

I might have seen it before, but not the ‘restored’ version.

Need to re-watch it  with the commentary track.

Were swastikas allowed on a cover in the UK back then ?

Branded with Alistair MacLean’s name for more impact.

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The Green Inferno (2013/2015)

This is actually well done,

it has some new elements that the old cannibal movies did not have,

it also has some classic screenwriter / director moves.

The crash reminded me of the plane scene from the movie ‘Alive’ (1993), Green Inferno has some upgrades added to it.

 

IMO it plays a bit better than ‘Aftershock’

 

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Fresh meat

A fresh New Zeland movie with a lot of meat.

and Wikipedia says:

Fresh Meat is a New Zealand horror comedy film about a modern-day family of Māori cannibals who are taken hostage by a gang of criminals.

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It was Tasty with a funny ending.