Thursday, January 20, 2011
MONDO MAGIC (1975)
You get a bunch of scenes of animals being killed in this Italian-made mondo flick. It takes us from Africa to South America where we see everything from grubs and spiders to giraffes and elephants get snuffed out and eaten by native folks. There's also a bunch of fake scenes that are supposed to show "magic" in action. Stuff like faith-healing and witch doctor type stuff. Also a little bathing in cow piss and shit as an added attraction. More of a depressing view of mankind than anything all that entertaining plus there are a bunch of better made mondo films out there. The directors, the Castiglioni brothers, would go on to make SHOCKING AFRICA which is even nastier than this. The DVD version I saw of this one on the cheap-ass Woodhaven label is edited down with some sex stuff removed. Why they would remove this I have no idea but it seems all their discs are cut down in one way or another. Assholes.