ANTHROPOPHAGUS 2 Disc Special Edition (Joe D’Amato); DVD
Gore/Horror/Video Nasties DVD (1980), Used
Antropophagus has been described as having “a noted place in the annals of the escalation of gore”. The film has gained Cult status – if only “amongst fringe horror video audiences”. It has been argued that the reason for its cult status lies in its theme of cannibalism, hence “consumption of humans”, which lends itself to cult reception. The scene in which the titular man eater strangles a pregnant woman, tears out the fetus from her womb and bites into it, made it become one of the infamous “Video Nasties” that were prosecuted in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s, and the “controversy greatly aided its cult reputation” as well. 2 disc special edition extras include Joe D’Amato documentary film, Trailers, Photo gallery and additional footage.