Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Technology is fucking amazing. While I'm kind of a luddite in the sense that I don't own a fucking smartphone or GPS or any of that silly shit, I do put what sadly little money I have into my home theater system. Tonight I watched the recently released HD of Cannibal Holocaust and I simply cannot get over it. I have watched this film probably 100 times - and it's never been in the same format. Starting with my first 50th-generation Venezuelan bootleg in 1988 (which looked like it was filmed through a paper towel) to the limited 25th Anniversary box set which was until now the pinnacle; I've purchased nearly every iteration of this cannibal epic without even thinking twice. The new Blu-Ray is fucking amazing. I can't help but actually stand in front of the fucking TV while it's playing. Shit that was a blur of off-whites is now a clear, crisp hut in the corner, or discarded turtle carcass. In a nutshell - I fucking love Cannibal Holocaust and seeing it in a more beautiful format than the few folks who saw it in 1979 makes me feel oddly priviledged. Here's the uncut soundtrack from Deodato regular Riz Ortolani, a beautiful synthesizer symphony which stands alone as the most haunting soundtrack to an Italian horror movie in history. Enjoy.