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Cannibal Holocaust (hardback)

Product Details

  • ISBN Code 978-1-903254-65-3
  • Manufacturer FAB Press
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Cannibal Holocaust is widely acclaimed as being one of the greatest horror movies of all time; indeed this hugely influential film is so devastatingly effective that it is often wrongly accused of being a 'Snuff' movie.

This book is the fully authorised guide to the amazing films of Ruggero Deodato, whose notorious masterpiece CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is analysed in depth along with all his other movies, which include HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, WAVES OF LUST, CUT AND RUN, LAST CANNIBAL WORLD, BODYCOUNT, PHANTOM OF DEATH, THE BARBARIANS, DIAL: HELP, THE ATLANTIS INTERCEPTORS and LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN.

With two career-spanning interviews, a detailed filmography, reviews of all his movies and a stunning selection of stills, ad-mats, rare posters and behind the scenes photographs selected from Ruggero Deodato's personal collection, this book is the definitive reference work on one of Italy's most accomplished horror film directors.


Fully revised and updated, with an extra 16 pages of new text and illustrations, and issued in hardback for the first time.

About the Author

Authors of the original edition, first published in 1999:

Gian Luca Castoldi is a film journalist based in Firenze, Italy. His work regular appears in the Italian genre magazine Nocturno, and he has also contributed to Nocturno's publications on Jess Franco and Spanish horror. His books include Il cinema splatter e horror di fine millennio (Tarab, 1997), La guida definitiva al cinema splatter, volume 3 (Profondo Rosso, 2004), Il pelo nel mondo: I film peplum, le suore erotiche e le commedie sexy (Profondo Rosso, 2004), Donne in prigione, Nazisti, Horror e fantascienza, Thriller, Decameroni e film esotici (Profondo Rosso, 2006) and Erotismo d'autore: film tra rivoluzione e melodrama. Tinto Brass, Salvatore Samperi e Joe D'Amato (Profondo Rosso, 2006).

Harvey Fenton is Managing Director of FAB Press. The company was established in 1993 with the publication of the first issue of Flesh & Blood magazine, which was issued for five years, after which FAB Press concentrated on producing books for cult connoisseurs. In addition to this volume, he has co-authored and edited the following FAB Press books: Flesh & Blood Book One, Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the Seventies, Flesh & Blood Compendium and Shock! Horror! Astounding Artwork from the Video Nasty Era.

Julian Grainger is a writer, researcher and film historian whose first assignment was for Shock Xpress magazine. He was employed for many years at The British Film Institute in London where he was in charge of the Filmographic Unit, was Credits Supervisor for Sight & Sound magazine and Programme Notes editor for the many thousands of films screened at The National Film Theatre. He is currently trying to discover just how many films Bob Clark really made before The Emperor's New Clothes and She Man.

Additional contributors to this revised and updated edition, first published in 2011:

Xavier Mendik is Director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival and DVD label at Brunel University, where he also co-convenes the MA in Cult Film and TV. He has written extensively on cult film traditions and some of his publications in this area include The Cult Film Reader (2008), Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 (2004), Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (2002), Underground USA: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon (2002) and Dario Argento's Tenebrae (2000). Beyond his academic writing, Xavier Mendik is a documentary filmmaker and distributor. He was responsible for the recent high-definition UK restoration of Dario Argento's Suspiria for the Cine-Excess DVD label and at the time of writing is working on a new documentary on Cannibal Holocaust to be included on the 2011 UK Director's Cut release of the film. Further details of these activities can be found here:

Julian Petley is Professor of Screen Media and Journalism at Brunel University. His most recent publication is Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britain (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

Technical Details

Size: 303mm x 213mm

Binding: Hardback

Extent: 128 pages. Features over 300 illustrations. Printed in full colour throughout

ISBN: 978-1-903254-65-3

Publication Date: June 2011

Market: Cinema

Weight: 1215g

Edition: Second Edition

Cover Price: £19.99 (UK) / $34.95 (US)


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