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Written by Chris Mayo   
Thursday, 15 January 2009

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AKA: El Canibal, Sexo caníbal, Il Cacciatore di uomini, Chasseur de l'enfer, Chasseurs d'hommes, Jungfrau unter Kannibalen, Mandingo Manhunter, Manhunter - O Seqüestro, The Man Hunter

Directed by: Jess Franco (as Clifford Brown)
Written by: Julián Esteban (as Julius Valery), Jess Franco (as Clifford Brown)
Produced by: Julián Esteban, Franco Prosperi, Daniel Lesoeur
Cinematography by: Juan Soler
Editing by: Nicole Guettard, Federico Vich
Music by: Jess Franco
Special Effects by: Manuel Archilla, Antonio Molina
Cast: Ursula Fellner, Al Cliver, Robert Foster
Year: 1980
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Language: English
Color: Color
Runtime: 89 minutes

Video: NTSC R0
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 16:9
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
Distributor: Severin Films

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Euro-sleazemeister Jess Franco’s Devil Hunter (or El Canibal as the title card suggests) takes viewers on a jungle-esque journey with one of his takes on the cannibal film.  The movie begins with international film star Laura Crawford (Ursula Fellner, Sadomania) gallivanting around as reporters and the paparazzi flock to her.  This introduction into her lavish lifestyle, however, is short-lived.  Just after settling into her hotel Miss Crawford is drugged and whisked away to an island where her kidnappers hold her for a 6 million dollar ransom.  Enter Peter Westin (Al Cliver, Zombie, The Beyond) who is hired to rescue her from her captors.  Equipped with a bag of mostly funny money, he and his helicopter pilot Jack (Robert Foster, Cannibal Terror) head to the island for the big swap.  The exchange goes awry when a gunman is signaled, causing the helicopter to crash, but enabling Laura to escape from her kidnappers clutches.  The problem now is Peter must find the girl on this island while not only fending off the captors, but also something more ominous.  The island is also home to a ritualistic tribe of cannibalistic crazies led by a naked black dude deity, with bulging bloodshot eyes who also has a taste for nubile young flesh.  Will they get off the island alive, or will they end up sacrificial remains?

It seems that just about any territory director Jess Franco steers into, he is able to unleash a bunch of entertainment from within a sloppy mess.  Devil Hunter is a prime example.  The film is a mishmash of sequences.  It’s basically a ransom story intercut with random footage of ritualistic ceremonies, prancing naked women, and a big black naked godlike character with ping pong ball eyes eating human parts, splashed with bright red paint blood.  Mix in some goofy dubbing (particularly that of Robert Foster’s character), splice it all together and you have Devil Hunter.

Devil Hunter is over-the-top pure sleaze and should be experienced if you are even remotely a Francophile.  Just about every woman in the film is naked or half naked.  Without explanation women are even introduced in the film naked -- there’s a scene on a boat where a chick interacts naked with Cliver and Foster as if talking to strange men intruding on your boat is completely normal.   Franco even throws in some extreme close-ups of female genitalia for good measure.   To be fair, Franco does include that naked black dude throughout the film, including an incredibly awkward scene which has Cliver wrestling the naked black flip-flopping deity.  Poor Al…

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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:

- Interview

Severin Films brings the Devil Hunter to DVD fully restored from the original Spanish negative and presented uncut in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, with an English dubbed soundtrack.  At one point the English track goes into Spanish for a brief time.  One can only assume this is due to the original English audio being unavailable for that particular sequence.  The solitary supplemental feature included on this disc is a 17-minute interview titled ‘Sexo Canibal – Interview with Director Jess Franco’.  Franco interviews are always welcomed, and this is no exception.  Here Franco discusses how he came about directing such a film, his experiences on set and even his opposition to cannibal films.

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Cathedral of Demoni   |71.11.209.xxx |2009-01-23 20:27:22
I love Franco films but this one is pains takingly boring, down right stupid and
one of THE most unwatchable films the man has made. Recommended for torturing
Iragi prisioners but EVERYONE else should clear.
Alice of Strange   |71.11.209.xxx |2009-01-24 09:20:36
The moronic statement "Devil Hunter is over-the-top pure sleaze and should
be experienced if you are even remotely a Francophile." is a complete LIE. I
totally agree with the comment above. I see your reviews cannot be trusted as
you are afraid to say movies suck because they are giving free copies.
Chris Mayo  - re:     |142.163.83.xxx |2009-01-24 09:49:47
Devil Hunter on a filmmaking level is a piece of shit no doubt, but on an
entertainment level it?s just awesome. This is articulated in my review.
 I love bad cinema.
Trust what you want. Not everyone shares the
same opinion. I stand by my sentiments.
Alice of Strange wrote:
The moronic statement "Devil Hunter is over-the-top pure sleaze and
should be experienced if you are even remotely a Francophile." is
a complete LIE. I totally agree with the comment above. I see your
reviews cannot be trusted as you are afraid to say movies suck because they
are giving free copies.
Rebecka Watches   |142.163.173.xxx |2012-01-11 08:54:21
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