‘Fear will eat you alive’
The Green Inferno is a 2013 horror feature film directed by Eli Roth (Hostel; Hostel: Part II; Cabin Fever) from a screenplay co-written with Guillermo Amoedo, based on Roth’s storyline, and inspired by Italian jungle shockers such as Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox.
The movie stars Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz and Sky Ferreira.
The Green Inferno will be released by Scream Factory as a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on April 23rd, 2019. It will include a never-before-released CD of Manuel Riveiro’s original soundtrack score. The new cover art (above) was designed by
Devon Whitehead (Valentine; Sleepwalkers) and, as per norm, the original artwork will be on the reverse.
Extras will be announced once they are finalised, however a new, in-depth interview with director Eli Roth (The House with a Clock in Its Walls; Hostel; Cabin Fever) and cast members has been confirmed. The audio commentary from the previous edition will be also included.
A group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders…
“Despite its few missteps, The Green Inferno works as both a gut-punch horror film and a distressingly downbeat adventure story, one that features both simple horrific pleasures and a small dash of socio-political food-for-thought regarding who the real “savages” are when all is said and done.” FEARnet
“Roth has put together a crew comprised mostly of Chilean filmmakers, so even though the film is an American production, he has managed to achieve an unique atmosphere and look that fits perfectly with the mood and gives the jungle scenes the right sense of oppressive craziness, and not something looking like a typical Hollywood production.” Twitch
“I don’t know if my laughter was a result of Roth crafting an effective black comedy, or if it was employed as a psychological defense mechanism against such deranged, uncompromising imagery. But I guess I’d rather be uncomfortable than bored.” Michigan Live
“Ultimately, The Green Inferno resuscitates cannibal movies in a way that they possibly need to be — even if only as an alternative to ghost stories and slasher films — but doesn’t make a lasting impression. And when you’re serving up as unique and decidedly exotic a feast as Roth is here, it comes as a letdown to leave the audience without a strong taste in its mouth, good or bad.” The Wrap
” … empty cynicism isn’t a substitute for well-reasoned critique, and Roth winds up looking more clueless than the so-called “social justice warriors” he’s trying to satirize.” Variety
“Green Inferno’s scenes of gore and repulsion make up for its lackadaisical plot and lackluster characters, who you will ultimately actually enjoy seeing ripped to shreds.” CinemaBlend
The Green Inferno had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013, however its release in 2014 was stalled by financial difficulties. Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) finally stepped in and released it theatrically on September 25, 2015. Eli Roth’s video announcement with Jason Blum is on FacebookOn 12th February 2016, the film was released to cinemas in the UK by eOne.
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