“On September 25th, Severin Films is regurgitating two of the gutsiest of grim grails ever forged by Italy’s most infamous anti-human maestro, Joe D’Amato. Anthropophagous (1980) and Absurd (1981) are coming to Blu-Ray fully uncut and packed with special features to make you lose your lunch!
To celebrate these gut-wrenching releases, Severin has also created epically upsetting merchandise that includes an Anthropophagous plush toy with entrails that pull out of his stomach just like real innards! The toy is safe for children but the accompanying new commercial is probably not.
Anthropophagous has been called “seriously creepy” (CoolAssCinema.com), “insanely violent” (Nerdist.com) and “truly repulsive” (DVD Talk). It was seized by UK authorities as a ‘video nasty’ and accused of being an actual snuff film. Yet even by ‘80s Italian gore-spewing standards, this gruelling shocker from sex and sleaze maestro Joe D’Amato (Beyond the Darkness) still stands as perhaps the most controversial – and extreme – spaghetti splatter epic of them all.
Tisa Farrow (Zombie Flesh Eaters), Zora Kerova (Cannibal Ferox) and co-writer/producer George Eastman (StageFright, 1990: Bronx Warriors) star in this depraved daddy of cannibal carnage from “Italy’s King of Trash Sinema” (HORRORPEDIA.com), now featuring a 2k scan from the original 16mm negative – including two of the most gut-retching scenes in horror history – and spurting with all-new special features.
Special Features for Anthropophagous:
- Don’t Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
- The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
- Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
- Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
- Inside Zora’s Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
- Reversible Wrap
Absurd: Toss away those inferior bootlegs and experience sleaze maestro Joe D’Amato’s infamous follow-up to Anthropophagous like never before: Borrowing heavily from Halloween, D’Amato unleashes gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a “gruesome as hell” (CinemasFringes.com) and “incredibly sadistic” (ASlashAbove.com) saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, bio-chemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history.
Edmund Purdom (Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks, Pieces) and Annie Belle (House on the Edge of the Park) co-star in this “violence-soaked bloodbath” (Hysteria Lives) and former ‘video nasty’ now featuring a 2K scan from the original negative and gushing with all-new Special Features.
Special Features for Absurd:
- ROSSO SANGUE: Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
- The Return of the Grim Reaper – Interview With Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore
- D’Amato on Video: Archive Interview With Director Aristide Massaccesi
- A Biker (Uncredited): Interview With Filmmaker/extra Michele Soavi
- First 2500 copies: Bonus CD Soundtrack
- Reversible Wrap
Also available exclusively from the Severin webstore is the Man-Eater Bundle which includes both of the Special Edition Blu-rays of Anthropophagous and Absurd along with the ‘Video Nasty’ Double-Sided Slipcase and Absurd CD Soundtrack, the incredible Anthropophagous Plush Doll, two new enamel pins from Pseudo Ludo and a brand-new Anthropophagous t-shirt from Pallbearer Press.”