Exclusive Cannibal Offer At The Severin Store.
It was a sad time for genre fans when the Italian exploitation industry petered out in the mid-80s. Most of our favorite directors moved into TV or semi-retirement. But not Bruno Mattei. The notorious director of such golden era jaw droppers as HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, RATS – NIGHT OF TERROR, THE OTHER HELL, VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN’S PRISON and SS GIRLS refused to let go. With the aid of producer Giovanni Paolucci, video production facilities in the Philippines, and scripts full of enough gore and sleaze to make Fulci and Deodato raise an eyebrow, Bruno spent his final years making some seriously deranged flicks. And through Severin’s sub-label Intervision Picture Corp they’ll be getting their first US releases.
First up will be his two cannibal features MONDO CANNIBAL and IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS (shot back to back in 2007). Buy both at the Severin Store for the combo price of $30 and get a free poster. Or get the two new cannibals plus the Cannibal Massacre Box Set plus poster for $54. Poster is also available individually for $5.
You may think you’ve witnessed the most extreme examples of the Italian cannibal genre, but leave it to late Italian sleaze master Bruno Mattei to lower the bar to depraved new heights. In this shameless rip-off of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Mattei (under the name ‘Vincent Dawn’) unleashes the sleazy saga of a ratings-hungry American TV crew whose Amazon jungle report becomes a nightmare of gut munching, brain-scarfing, sexual atrocities, insane moralizing and much more. Also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST: THE BEGINNING – now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!
Early 2015 will see the release of Mattei’s bat-shit insane zombie swan songs: ZOMBIES – THE BEGINNING and ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD plus perhaps truly the sleaziest of his career (and that’s saying something) THE JAIL – A WOMEN’S HELL.