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Ehren H.
03-23-2007, 03:14 PM
I'm watching Ecco which is suitably unsettling in parts, but is also pretty cheesy at many points. It is VERY 60s but overall is a pretty entertaining watch. It's on a SWV double feature with The Forbidden.

I also picked up Mondo New York recently and am gonna watch it soon.

Anyone else like mondo/shockumentary flicks? Lets get a discussion going!

Alex K.
03-23-2007, 03:20 PM
I used to be quite into them some time ago. Then I realized how similar each film is to the other, and quickly lost interest. Though, I'd like to check out the Castiglioni brothers' Savage Man Savage Beast, Sweet and Savage, The Last Savage part 2, and the unrelated Addio Ultimo Uomo.

For me, the only titles that hold up are the works of Jacopetti and Persperi, and the film Of The Dead.

Ehren H.
03-23-2007, 03:53 PM
Ok, still watching Ecco...and some woman just castrated a deer with her teeth as part of some spouse choosing in a strange country.

For the first time in a long time, I kinda wanna wretch.

Mark C.
03-23-2007, 05:13 PM
I own all the R1 mondo dvds, so I guess you could call me a fan of the films. Would like to get more, from what I understand theres still some fantastic ones that haven't hit R1 dvd yet. Here's hoping! Relics of a bygone era.

Michael Greenwood
03-23-2007, 05:31 PM
I am a big fan and watched as many as I could back in the video peak of my 20s and such. I also have the 'Mondo Cane' boxset and will basically always watch one. I've never seen Ecco which is odd because I am a huge George Sanders fan. Soon.

I do have a ton of Mondo movie posters though because I collect them. Like, 15 just with the word Mondo in the title alone and then a bunch of other similar styles and through into jungle exploitation style docs. It's a cool genre, in my opinion. Pure exploitation fun!

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/africaaddio3.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/mondocaneb.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/ecco2.jpg

Ian Maguire
03-23-2007, 05:45 PM
Mondo Movies are one of my favorite exploitation sub-genres. They shave off all the needless dramatic baggage of story and cut straight to the goods. I wish it wasn't so hard to find uncut R1 DVDs of these films. An uncut Mondo Magic is at the top of my DVD wish list.

Chuck C.
03-23-2007, 05:48 PM
I like the not as violent Mondo films, not that any are really
great, but I still watch em. Mondo Mod, Mondo Hollywood, Mondo Freudo, Mondo Bizarro, Hippie Revolt & Wild World of Jayne Mansfield.

Joshua W.
03-23-2007, 05:50 PM
i have the Spanish lobby set for AFRICA ADDIO, and original Italian posters for SAVAGE MAN SAVAGE BEAST and THIS VIOLENT WORLD that i bought from a man in Iran of all places!?!?! i should get a digital camera real soon and i'll post pics.

mondo/shocking documentary is one of my favorite exploitation sub-genres. there are still a few i really want to see but these are the ones i own-

SHOCKING ASIA
SHOCKING ASIA 2
SHOCKING AFRICA: THE LAST SAVAGE PART 2
THIS VIOLENT WORLD
SWEET AND SAVAGE
SAVAGE MAN, SAVAGE BEAST
ADDIO ULTIMO UOMO (ITALIAN AUDIO ONLY)
DIMENSIONE VIOLENZA (ITALIAN AUDIO ONLY)
SESSO PERVERSO, MONDO VIOLENTO (ITALIAN AUDIO ONLY) psuedo-mondo
LE NOTTE PORNO NEL MONDO (ITALIAN AUDIO ONLY)psuedo-mondo
both cuts of AFRICA ADDIO
BRUTES AND SAVAGES
LET ME DIE A WOMAN
MONDO CANE
MONDO CANE 2
MONDO MAGIC uncut- the cheapo Woodhaven DVD is cut to pieces
OF THE DEAD
SLAVE TRADE IN THE WORLD TODAY
KWAHERI
MONDO CANE OGGI
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

that's all i remember off the top of my head, i may have others.
always looking to add more to the collection. also i have nice custom covers for most those titles i can email to anyone that would want any of them.

Ian Jane
03-23-2007, 06:46 PM
I've got a bunch of them too. In addition to the legit R1 releases from SWV, BU, Synapse and a few others, I've got a few official import releases as well as a stack of DVD-Rs containing those which haven't received proper DVD releases yet. I went through a big Mondo phase a few years ago and reviewed a whole whack of them for the site.

Joshua W.
03-23-2007, 06:57 PM
i wish one of the good DVD companies would put out the Castiglioni ones, and the Morra/Climati ones.

hey Ian you are partially responsible for my mondo fascination. a couple years ago you traded me some movies that sparked my inteest in the genre, thanks. especially for SAVAGE MAN, SAVAGE BEAST.

Paul A J Lewis
03-23-2007, 06:59 PM
I find mondo movies strangely fascinating: I'm often repulsed by the more extreme entries into the genre and I can go for years without watching one, but sometimes the mood strikes and I dig out one of my cassette tapes or DVDs. Their abject exploitation of their subject matter is ethically problematic, and at the same time it's fascinating. I've used sections from quite a few mondo flicks in classes, to facilitate discussions about ethics and representation.

I bought the Blue Underground MONDO COLLECTION set as soon as it was released, but most of the mondo movies I own are on VHS.

If I had to pick a favourite movie from this genre, I'd probably go with THE KILLING OF AMERICA, which despite its flaws is actually quite a thought-provoking documentary. However, like many of the later entries into the mondo canon, Renan's film is so despairing that I can't watch it in a single sitting. (For the record, I used to use this particular documentary--together with ADDIO ZIO TOM--as a case study in an undergraduate class focussing on film censorship.)

Cheers,
Paul

Ian Jane
03-23-2007, 07:40 PM
hey Ian you are partially responsible for my mondo fascination. a couple years ago you traded me some movies that sparked my inteest in the genre, thanks. especially for SAVAGE MAN, SAVAGE BEAST.

I do what I can.

Interested parties should check out the Raro PAL release of Mondo Cane Oggi. It's an interesting one that doesn't get mentioned too oftne but it's got English subs.

Earl Roesel
03-23-2007, 07:57 PM
The trailer for AFRICA BLOOD AND GUTS is classic: "Every scene looks you straight in the eye...AND SPITS!" I don't even want to see the film. Nothing could outdo that.

Some of these things boasted surprising, if embarrassed, starpower behind the narrator's mic: Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, John Carradine, George Sanders.

Joshua W.
03-23-2007, 07:59 PM
yeah that MONDO CANE OGGI DVD from Raro is pretty cool. it has quite a few seens that aren't in the English language version called SAVAGE WORLD TODAY that i have seen.

the part where the guy uses a sword to remove his pinky is cringe inducing. he doesn't even flinch even when they have to hit the blade a couple times to get through the bone. Yikes!

Alyss N.
03-23-2007, 08:19 PM
Joshua W. is my god. *bows*

:p

Joshua W.
03-23-2007, 08:24 PM
you knew if a mondo thread popped up i'd have to post something. lol

Alyss N.
03-23-2007, 08:26 PM
I'm surprised you didn't start it. :D

Gunnar Jonsson
03-23-2007, 10:34 PM
If I had to pick a favourite movie from this genre, I'd probably go with THE KILLING OF AMERICA, which despite its flaws is actually quite a thought-provoking documentary.

I agree on KILLING OF AMERICA. I went through a bit of a mondo phase a few years back, KILLING is one of the few that I regulary revisit. It has quite a diffiirent vibe than the Italian ones.

Lefteris T
03-23-2007, 11:02 PM
yeah that MONDO CANE OGGI DVD from Raro is pretty cool. it has quite a few seens that aren't in the English language version called SAVAGE WORLD TODAY that i have seen.

the part where the guy uses a sword to remove his pinky is cringe inducing. he doesn't even flinch even when they have to hit the blade a couple times to get through the bone. Yikes!

So how many of those did Stelvio Massi & Gabriele Crissanti make? 2 or 3? I am confused. I enjoyed the Raro disc of this highly entertaining film!

I love Bruno Mattei's mondos: The 2 he made starring Laura Gemser and the 2 LIBIDOMANIA films. One of these has hardcore stuff in it!

As for American stuff I really like THIS IS AMERICA (watched it on Greek TV at the age of 10 and was SHOCKED!) and its sequel. Lately I got MONDO SEXUALIS USA but havent watched it yet...

Chuck C.
03-23-2007, 11:33 PM
This Is America was probably the 1st exploitation movie I saw. I
saw it around 1977 in a movie theater & it was called Jabberwalk.
I'd like to get a DVD of it someday.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 12:16 AM
So how many of those did Stelvio Massi & Gabriele Crissanti make? 2 or 3? I am confused. I enjoyed the Raro disc of this highly entertaining film!

according to what i've read they made 3 all together.

Droga- Fiume senza ritorno aka: Crack - L'insidia del 2000 (1986)
Droga- sterco di Dio
Mondo cane oggi-L'orrore continua (1987)

i guess there is a re-edited version of Droga- sterco di Dio called Mondo ossesso made in 1989 with some added Japanese footage not found in the other film.

i have some confusion about this one- in the English side of the Raro DVD liner notes it says this and i quote-

"Mondo cane 2000- L'incredible was made in 1988, directed not by Massi but by the producer Cristani (even though Massi in actual fact directed it)"

what does that mean? that really doesn't make any sense. maybe a bad translation from Italian to English?


I love Bruno Mattei's mondos: The 2 he made starring Laura Gemser and the 2 LIBIDOMANIA films. One of these has hardcore stuff in it!i have one called Notti porno nel mondo with Laura Gemser hosting. even though it is in Italian with no subs i find it fairly entertaining. for some reason i thought Joe D'Amato directed this, but on second thought now that you mention it it is likely Mattei. is that one of the Mattei ones? i don't recall the pseudonym used on the credits as director, but i'll look later this evening. also is it possible that Sesso perverso, mondo violento is a Bruno Mattei helmed project? it certainly seems like his style to me.

and which one has hardcore? i wanna see!

Ehren H.
03-24-2007, 12:53 AM
Wow I sparked quite a discussion, those posters are great!

My trip into Mondo films is new, but I got into them through the death tapes. When I was younger we'd rent them and see if we could stomach them...not just the shock value was what intrigued me, I honestly think some of them are interesting and kind of give you a glimpse into what mankind is capable of. I think we rented everything, the Death Scenes movies, The Banned in America series, Traces of Death, Faces of Death (fake, I know...but we didnt know at the time), etc etc etc.

I am very curious about Killing of America, and I'm getting my copy soon!

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 12:58 AM
i've unfortunately have yet to see KILLING OF AMERICA for some reason. i need to after all the good word about it here.

Mark Merrill
03-24-2007, 08:37 AM
I'll give another recommendation for Killing Of American. The DVD's versions available aren't perticularily good but both the Australian and UK DVD's are both uncut. I'd recommend the Aussie edition just slightly above the UK DVD as it has a minor extra and reportedly slightyly better audio.

I'd also recommend;

Kino's Hells Highway: The Story Of Road Safety Films.

Its a facinating look at the American road safety films that included graphic footage of the aftermath of car crashes for older teens to shown at school as part of their automtoive education, plus a great documentary on the guys who made and sensationalized these films (including adding red paint to dead victims to make the coverage even more graphic and brutal!) and a rather weird piece about secretly filming for the police homosexuals 'getting it on' in public lavatories of the time and the scandal it caused. A truely great piece of mondo history.

Executions

A British documentary on executions carried out around the world - from victims tortured with power tools in the Serb-Croat war to beheadings in Saudi Arabia this is an extremely well filmed piece of work. I have this on video but I do believe there is a DVD knocking around.

stephen grimes
03-24-2007, 09:51 AM
So how many of those did Stelvio Massi & Gabriele Crissanti make? 2 or 3? I am confused. I enjoyed the Raro disc of this highly entertaining film!

There's a great article and interview with Massi in an old 1999 issue of Italian genre magazine Nocturno,in it there's a small piece on his mondo movies which i've scanned here:
<a href="http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img038rb0.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/2789/img038rb0.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>

Benjamin C
03-24-2007, 10:35 AM
I love watchin´ mondo movies, but they do need a certain degree of self respect and integrity. I mean things like "traces of death" do nothing more then sensationalize death and try to shock people and that´s not what i´m personally interested in, i like a little more depth to them like Jacopetti and Prosperi did with their movies, yes they´re exploitive but at the same time they als give you some true background info on world happenings, political situations and inform the viewer of certain events and give you stuff to think about. Kinda like a discovery channel documentary bit simply an X rated version. :)

Then again i can watch things like "Faces of Death" but i tend to get bored soon with these kind of mondo movies cause a 90 minute slideshow of violence kinda get´s boring and mind numbing after a while, there´s just no real message or background story, just dead people and carnage with no real goal.

So far i´ve only seen the Jacopetti & Prosperi movies and Massi´s "Mondo Cane Oggi" and "Shocking Asia 1 & 2" but i would really love to see some more of these italian mondo movies to be release. If i´m not mistaken i´ve read that Severin´s David Gregory would love to a DVD of Jacopetti and Prosperi´s "Mondo Candido", now that would be a real treat for mondo fans, i just hope he will be able to locate the legal right owners.

Michael Greenwood
03-24-2007, 10:56 AM
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/afriacabloodandguts.jpg


Here's a Japanese poster for a Mondo I can't recognize...

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/mondo.jpg


And here's one getting loose with the word...

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/mondotoplessquad.jpg

J.L. Carrozza
03-24-2007, 12:22 PM
I've just seen the Jacopetti and Prosperis, which are great stuff. Goodbye Uncle Tom is basically the Gone With the Wind of tasteless exploitation films. Africa Addio is great too, though I find the real animal violence absolutely vile and very hard to stomach, nonetheless it's a great film about social and political upheaval in Africa that is still horrifyingly relevant today.

Mondo Cane is great too, though a little silly in bits. Still, I was obsessed with that film as a teenager.

Ehren H.
03-24-2007, 12:30 PM
though I find the real animal violence absolutely vile and very hard to stomach

I agree, this is the stuff that really bugs me...don't know why, shouldn't bother me any more than human violence, but it does.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 01:30 PM
There's a great article and interview with Massi in an old 1999 issue of Italian genre magazine Nocturno,in it there's a small piece on his mondo movies which i've scanned here:
<a href="http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img038rb0.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/2789/img038rb0.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>
thanks for the scan. Raro/Nocturno put out the MONDO CANE OGGI disc together and seems like most of the specific release info in that article is the same as what i read in the liners on the disc which i based my earlier post on.

has anyone ever seen those cocaine/drug ones Cristani and Massi made?they seem interesting to a certain degree despite the limited subject matter.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 01:37 PM
So far i´ve only seen the Jacopetti & Prosperi movies and Massi´s "Mondo Cane Oggi" and "Shocking Asia 1 & 2" but i would really love to see some more of these italian mondo movies to be release. If i´m not mistaken i´ve read that Severin´s David Gregory would love to a DVD of Jacopetti and Prosperi´s "Mondo Candido", now that would be a real treat for mondo fans, i just hope he will be able to locate the legal right owners.
MONDO CANDIDO isn't a mondo though, it's based on the story Candide by Voltaire. still would be a great Euro cult release IMO.



and something else that popped in my mind- so many of these have been cut and editied in various formats i figured i try and warn people about cut versions out there on DVD.

the WOODHAVEN DVD of MONDO MAGIC is severely truncated- don't buy it! the Magnum VHS is uncut.

i haven't seen the discs in question, but i've been told by reliable friends that the JEF DVDs of SHOCKING ASIA 1 and 2 are edited down as well. the MAGNUM VHS have all the scenes intact.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 01:40 PM
Here's a Japanese poster for a Mondo I can't recognize...

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/mondo.jpg



man that looks familiar, but i can't quite place it. beautiful poster regardless!

Alex K.
03-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Here's a Japanese poster for a Mondo I can't recognize...

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i33/tintarchive/dvdm/mondo.jpg



Don't quote me, but I believe that's Sweet and Savage.

Michael Greenwood
03-24-2007, 02:41 PM
Don't quote me, but I believe that's Sweet and Savage.

I wonder. I'm no expert but this appears to be a Japanese made mondo film in that there are no English title translations and all the photos seem to be of a Japanese nature rather than an Italian made with all the African inserts that imdb seems to gab about. That may be a correct guess but I've alwatys assumed the latter but I really don't know. I'll ask the guy who sold it to me.

stephen grimes
03-24-2007, 02:43 PM
thanks for the scan. Raro/Nocturno put out the MONDO CANE OGGI disc together and seems like most of the specific release info in that article is the same as what i read in the liners on the disc which i based my earlier post on.

No problem,sorry i couldn't make it look a bit better but my old scanner has just about had it now and is on its last legs.
The article/interview is great and covers his whole career as well as his mondo films,i think this was the last print interview he ever did.
Btw there's also a great Nocturno dossier that came free with #23 titled 'Mondorama' which is a complete rundown of the genre including reviews,artwork etc.I used to have a copy but misplaced it
http://www.nocturno.it/op/mostraBlob.php?nomeTabella=schedenumeri&nomeCampo=immagineallegato&idRecord=20031201154502

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 02:57 PM
Don't quote me, but I believe that's Sweet and Savage.
no, SWEET AND SAVAGE is an Italian film, i don't recall there being Asian footage, if there is it is minimal. here's a custom cover for it that i made to use as a cover until a real DVD company steps up to put this out.

i've got 10 or so other covers i've made for various unreleased mondos if anyone wants to see em.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:02 PM
No problem,sorry i couldn't make it look a bit better but my old scanner has just about had it now and is on its last legs.
The article/interview is great and covers his whole career as well as his mondo films,i think this was the last print interview he ever did.
Btw there's also a great Nocturno dossier that came free with #23 titled 'Mondorama' which is a complete rundown of the genre including reviews,artwork etc.I used to have a copy but misplaced it
http://www.nocturno.it/op/mostraBlob.php?nomeTabella=schedenumeri&nomeCampo=immagineallegato&idRecord=20031201154502
thanks for the info, i need to get that Nocturno.

stephen grimes
03-24-2007, 03:09 PM
no, SWEET AND SAVAGE is an Italian film, i don't recall there being Asian footage, if there is it is minimal. here's a custom cover for it that i made to use as a cover until a real DVD company steps up to put this out.
I used to own the Dutch vhs of this which was missing the scenes of the guy getting his arms pulled off by a truck,from what i've read these scenes were faked anyway.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:10 PM
yeah alot of stuff is fake in these movies. alot.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:14 PM
here's one i made for KWAHERI since the WOODHAVEN DVD cover art sucks-

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:17 PM
here's one idid for MONDO MAGIC/MAGIA NUDA using some elements of the old VHS release from MAGNUM on the back-

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:24 PM
here's one i did for AFRICSA AMA and one i did for ADDIO ULTIMO UOMO-

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:29 PM
one for LAST SAVAGE 2/SHOCKING AFRICA-

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 03:34 PM
SHOCKING ASIA 1 & 2-


i got some others i'll dig up too.

Michael Greenwood
03-24-2007, 05:28 PM
To all interested parties, The Japanese Mondo mystery is solved by my Japanese poster fanatic friend and ally. He says...


The movie is called NIHON ZANGOKU MONOGATARI (Cruel Tale Of Japan) and was released in Japan in 1963. Seems to have been the Japanese response to the success of the Jacopetti mondo movies. There were two different posters for this movie, the one you have has the superior artwork of the two.


Carry on.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 05:46 PM
thanks! you've sparked my curiosity to seek this out now.

Ehren H.
03-24-2007, 08:08 PM
Joshua - those covers are great! If any companies decide to release those movies, they should take a cue!

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 08:11 PM
i'd let em use whatever they want, if they'd (meaning a good DVD company) would just put em out! thanks for the kind words. :)

BTW i have better full size versions i can email anyone that wants any of the covers, i will post thumbs of some others i did later this evening.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:05 PM
in response to my own ignorance in a nearlier post- i guess i had figured out Mattei had directed at least 2 of the ones i had made covers for, i haven't seen these covers in a couple years, recently found the disc i saved em on. here's 2 more-

Alyss N.
03-24-2007, 09:09 PM
Pssst... I think you're talking to yourself. :p

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:10 PM
i need to finish SLAVE TRADE apparently, but i haven't got any pic edit software on this new computer yet. and though not a true mondo, more of a shocku-drama here's FACCIA DI SPIA also, this was one of the first ones i ever did so it is kind of lacking in appearance -

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:11 PM
Pssst... I think you're talking to yourself. :p
yo mamma! one guy liked em! lol.

Alyss N.
03-24-2007, 09:20 PM
Mondo movies creep me out. Not in a scary way, just in a weird uncomfortable way. It's like these people are not human in a way. More like animals, you're not quite sure what to expect. Except the time when they did the thing with the cow's butthole. That left me laughing my head off.


(Make sense of that and I'll give you a gold star. :D )

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:24 PM
many of em are pretty racist in their presentation of primitive people, often portraying them as subhuman and savage as a beast. while i certainly don't agree with these depictions, i find it fascinating none-the-less.

lmao! the cow butt thing i think you are refering to is from MONDO MAGIC.

that's the most sense i can make of it, do i get a gold star? :D

Aaron C
03-24-2007, 09:26 PM
I still wanna see MONDO CANE OGGI. Is it worth it?

Alyss N.
03-24-2007, 09:56 PM
He will say yes, I will say no. Who ya gonna listen to, punk? :mad:

:p

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:56 PM
I still wanna see MONDO CANE OGGI. Is it worth it?
imo yes it is.

Joshua W.
03-24-2007, 09:57 PM
He will say yes, I will say no. Who ya gonna listen to, punk? :mad:

:p
i'm gonna spank you! :p

Alyss N.
03-24-2007, 10:01 PM
Hey, this isn't OT forum... stick to business not pleasure.


Mondo, mondo, mondo...

Aaron C
03-24-2007, 10:03 PM
He will say yes, I will say no. Who ya gonna listen to, punk? :mad:

:p

I'll listen to you if I can take part in this spanking.

Joshua W.
03-27-2007, 01:05 PM
that costs extra.

does anyone here know where to get LIBIDOMANIA, or English versions of AFRICA AMA & ADDIO ULTIMO UOMO?

Gregg K
03-27-2007, 03:49 PM
Killing for Culture is a good book to get if you are interested in mondo movies. http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Culture-Creation-Cinema-Collection/dp/1871592208

I tend to like the more obviously fake ones, i.e.- any Faces of Death.

Shawn J
03-27-2007, 08:10 PM
I have a nice looking copy of LIBIDOMANIA, although it's in German with NO engl. subtitles. It's letterboxed 'tho, and is the longest and most uncut version i've come across of it. I have a Japanese original dvd of AFRICA AMA which has English narration dubbed over the Italian track, however i can only make copies of it onto VHS tapes(for some weird reason, it won't work when you try to go dvd to dvd-r!). I also have a very rare composited print of ADDIO ULTIMO UOMO(WORLD OF THE LAST MAN) completely in English using prints from the Taiwanese Laserdisc(they put it out in English, but heavily cut!) and the Venezuelan VHS copy(which is of much lesser quality than the Taiwan disc, but completely UNCUT). All three of those mondo's are well worth seeing and are among the best of the more obscure shockumentaries out there. I'd love to see all of them get official dvd releases someday, the sooner the better!! :) Anyone interested in them, drop me a line here or at my e-mail, SJohns07@hotmail.com.

Ian Jane
03-27-2007, 09:00 PM
Was Libidomania ever released with an English option? I don't think it was (I'm not sure though). That'd mean waiting for a fun sub translation or a boot from LFVW or somewhere like that. Could be a while...

Joshua W.
03-27-2007, 09:27 PM
thanks Shawn i'll email ya. i have Italian language/no subs versions of Addio Ultimo Uomo, and Africa Ama on DVDR. i don't own a VCR anymore so i'll pass on those, but thanks.

Ehren H.
06-04-2007, 12:31 AM
Resurrecting this one, as I stated in another thread a local videostore went out of business and is liquidating their stock...VHS are 10 for 20 bucks! They have a huge mondo collection and I'm going to ransack their stock and get as many of them as I can...I'll post my finds once I go back up there (I already snagged a ton of stuff, only mondo/death films I got on my first venture were the Death Scenes tapes, all 3.)

Ian Jane
06-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Definitely post what you find Ehren! This is one of the last remaining cult genres to really finds its due on DVD so you could come up with some interesting finds.

Aaron C
06-04-2007, 01:00 AM
Definitely post what you find Ehren! This is one of the last remaining cult genres to really finds its due on DVD so you could come up with some interesting finds.

I started another thread on the topic and hope you guys can contribute. I'm looking for any releases by the Castiglioni Brothers and The Savage Trilogy, along with the other film Stelvio Massi directed after Mondo Cane Oggi. I'm doing more research now, but I'd like to do some more catching up in this genre, ecspecially after the Mondo Cane Oggi trash and sleaze greatness.

Aaron C
06-04-2007, 01:55 AM
Resurrecting this one, as I stated in another thread a local videostore went out of business and is liquidating their stock...VHS are 10 for 20 bucks! They have a huge mondo collection and I'm going to ransack their stock and get as many of them as I can...I'll post my finds once I go back up there (I already snagged a ton of stuff, only mondo/death films I got on my first venture were the Death Scenes tapes, all 3.)

Replied to in other thread, Ehren. :)

George B
06-27-2007, 08:59 AM
Does anybody have a Mondo Cane Oggi cover scan please ?

Aaron C
06-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Does anybody have a Mondo Cane Oggi cover scan please ?

Check out the links on my Mondo Myspace page, George. I don't remember if I've updated that site as much as the Nazisploitation one links-wise, but you should be able to stumble across something there.

I'll PM you.

scott favareille
06-27-2007, 02:36 PM
Watched Naked Amazon (1954) on a DVD called White Slave Collection (put out by an offshoot of Alternative Cinema). Print itself seemed to have faded color, but sound was good & it was quite watchable. Billed as perhaps the first "mondo" movie, it feels more like a travelogue, but one could see the inspiration for stuff like Jungle Holocaust & Brutes and Savages. There was animal fights and nudity of natives (likely the selling point for this film when it was first released). Worth a look.

Ray Kanne
06-27-2007, 03:31 PM
Executions

A British documentary on executions carried out around the world - from victims tortured with power tools in the Serb-Croat war to beheadings in Saudi Arabia this is an extremely well filmed piece of work. I have this on video but I do believe there is a DVD knocking around.
Yep, it's been out for quite a while now and it's readily available in net shops.

Ehren H.
06-28-2007, 03:26 AM
Aaron, I'm gonna review all of those mondo flicks and death tapes I got at that videostore that was closing, I'll send em to you as I finish, you can use them on the site if you want.

Aaron C
06-28-2007, 12:36 PM
Yes, Ehren - that'd be great and quite useful!!! Send 'em my way and I'll throw them up on the site, credited to you. Feel free to provide links and sign 'em with your digital signature.

George B
07-19-2007, 05:37 AM
Having recently acquired the uncut Shocking Asia & Shocking Asia 2, taken from the old Magnum tape ( cheers Josh W :) ) , I 'd be interested to know what was cut from the recent dvd releases from Jef Films as I hear these are severely truncated. Anybody watched both versions ?

Aaron C
07-19-2007, 11:26 AM
Anybody have a copy of ECCO to trade?

Ian Jane
07-19-2007, 12:24 PM
You can get it on a double feature with The Forbidden from SWV, Aaron:

http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/E-H/ecco.html

Aaron C
07-19-2007, 12:30 PM
Excellent - thanks for the heads up.

George B
05-23-2008, 01:48 PM
Anybody got a cover scan for Savage Man Savage Beast & This Violent World (Mondo Diavolo) ? Either official or custom made.

George B
05-25-2008, 09:49 AM
Bump ! I've searched the net but can't find a cover for these two titles. Anybody help, please ?

alex s
05-27-2008, 01:34 PM
george pm me i have scans available for both films

George B
05-28-2008, 07:21 AM
Cheers Alex, pm sent :cool:

alex s
06-01-2008, 11:24 AM
does anyone have any cover scans for the japanese death series either press or file.

any help most appreciated