The Man From the Deep River…1972 Italy video nasty by Umberto Lenzi set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 23rd May 2016

Posted: 10 April, 2016 in BBFC cuts, New Releases, video nasty
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Man From Deep River Blu ray The Man From the Deep River (Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio) is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, strong violence after 3:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to remove scenes of unsimulated animal cruelty organised and directed for the purposes of the film:
  • a mongoose and a snake being forced to fight;
  • a cockfight;
  • a snake being cut open while alive;
  • a crocodile being cut open while alive).

Presumably the previous cut to the monkey’s head being sliced open has been waived.

UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 after extensive animal cruelty cuts for 2003 DVD. Slightly fewer cuts for 2016 DVD & Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

Summary Notes

A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief’s daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they’re at war with.


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