Ruggero Deodato

Ruggero Deodato (born 7 May 1939) is an Italian film director, and has also performed as both a screenwriter, and an actor in both his own and other projects.wikipedia
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Cannibal Holocaust

He is famous for his 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust, considered one of the most controversial and brutal in the history of cinema, which was seized, banned or heavily censored in many countries.
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato and written by Gianfranco Clerici.

Poliziotteschi

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During his career, he has filmed in many different genres like peplum, comedy, drama, poliziottesco and science fiction, but he is best known for directing violent and gory horror films with strong elements of realism.

Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man

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In 1976 he returned to the big screen with his ultra-violent police flick Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore) is a 1976 Italian poliziotteschi crime film, directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring Marc Porel and Ray Lovelock.

Django (1966 film)

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Through a friendship with the son of Rossellini, it was there that he learned how to direct under Roberto Rossellini and Sergio Corbucci; he helped to make Corbucci's The Slave and Django as an assistant director.
According to Ruggero Deodato, Corbucci's assistant director, the director borrowed the idea of a protagonist who dragged a coffin behind him from a comic magazine he found on a news-stand in Via Veneto, Rome.

Francesca Ciardi

The film was shot in the Amazon Rainforest for a budget of about $100,000, and starred Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Carl Gabriel Yorke.
So realistic was the film that shortly after it was released its director Ruggero Deodato was arrested for murder.

Robert Kerman

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The film was shot in the Amazon Rainforest for a budget of about $100,000, and starred Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Carl Gabriel Yorke.
In the 1980s, he starred in several Italian horror films, including Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust, and Umberto Lenzi's cannibal films Mangiati Vivi and Cannibal Ferox.

Sword-and-sandal

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During his career, he has filmed in many different genres like peplum, comedy, drama, poliziottesco and science fiction, but he is best known for directing violent and gory horror films with strong elements of realism.

The Blair Witch Project

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It is also cited as a precursor of found footage films such as The Blair Witch Project and The Last Broadcast.
Although Cannibal Holocaust director Ruggero Deodato has acknowledged the similarities of The Blair Witch Project to his film, he criticized the publicity that it received for being an original production; advertisements for The Blair Witch Project also promoted the idea that the footage is genuine.

Me Me Lai

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In 1977 he directed a jungle adventure called Last Cannibal World (also known as Jungle Holocaust) starring British actress Me Me Lai with which he 'rebooted' the cannibal film / mondo genre started years earlier by Italian director Umberto Lenzi.
Lai came into her own during the era of Italian cannibal films, playing lead roles in two genre-defining movies: Man from Deep River (1972) by Umberto Lenzi, and Last Cannibal World (1977) by Ruggero Deodato.

Found footage (film technique)

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It is also cited as a precursor of found footage films such as The Blair Witch Project and The Last Broadcast.

The House on the Edge of the Park

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Deodato's film license was temporarily revoked and he would not get it back until three years later, which then allowed him to release his 1980 thriller The House on the Edge of the Park, which was the most censored of the 'video nasties' in the United Kingdom for its graphic violence.
The House on the Edge of the Park (La casa sperduta nel parco) is a 1980 English-language Italian exploitation horror film written by Gianfranco Clerici and Vincenzo Mannino, and directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Potenza

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Deodato was born in Potenza, Basilicata, and moved to Rome with his family as a child.

Cut and Run (film)

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His Cut and Run is a jungle adventure thriller, containing nudity, extreme violence and the appearance of Michael Berryman as a crazed, machete-wielding jungle man.
Cut and Run (Inferno in diretta) is a 1985 Italian exploitation thriller film directed by Ruggero Deodato, written by Cesare Frugoni and Dardano Sacchetti, and starring Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch and Michael Berryman.

Body Count (1986 film)

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In the 1980s, he made some other slasher/horror films, including Body Count, Phantom of Death and Dial Help.
Body Count (Italian: Camping del Terrore) is a 1986 Italian slasher film directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Phantom of Death

In the 1980s, he made some other slasher/horror films, including Body Count, Phantom of Death and Dial Help.
Phantom of Death (Italian: Un delitto poco comune (An Uncommon Crime) is a 1988 Italian giallo film directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Zenabel

Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankhamen

Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankhamen (Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen) is a 1968 Italian film directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Waves of Lust

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Waves Of Lust (Ondata di piacere, also known as A Wave of Pleasure) is a 1975 Italian erotic thriller-drama film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring John Steiner and Silvia Dionisio.

Silvia Dionisio

Deodato was married to actress Silvia Dionisio from 1971 to 1979.
On the set of one of these movies she met director Ruggero Deodato, who became her husband.

Hercules, Prisoner of Evil

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Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (Ursus il terrore dei Kirghisi) is a 1964 Italian peplum film directed by Antonio Margheriti and an uncredited Ruggero Deodato.

Concorde Affaire '79

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Concorde Affaire '79 (Affare Concorde), also known as The Concorde Affair, is a 1979 Italian action thriller directed by Ruggero Deodato and written by Ernesto Gastaldi and Renzo Genta.

The Barbarians (1987 film)

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The Barbarians is a 1987 sword and sorcery film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring the Barbarian Brothers (Peter and David Paul), Richard Lynch and Eva La Rue.

The Atlantis Interceptors

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The Atlantis Interceptors (I predatori di Atlantide) is a 1983 Italian science fiction film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola, Tony King, Michele Soavi and George Hilton.

Snuff film

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Deodato created massive controversy in Italy and all over the world following the release of Cannibal Holocaust, which was wrongly claimed by some to be a snuff film due to the overly realistic gore effects.
The Italian director Ruggero Deodato was charged after rumors that the depictions of the killing of the main actors in his film Cannibal Holocaust (1980) were real.

Ultimo mondo cannibale

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In 1977 he directed a jungle adventure called Last Cannibal World (also known as Jungle Holocaust) starring British actress Me Me Lai with which he 'rebooted' the cannibal film / mondo genre started years earlier by Italian director Umberto Lenzi.
Ultimo mondo cannibale (English: Last Cannibal World; also known as Cannibal The Last Survivor and Jungle Holocaust) is a 1977 Italian cannibal exploitation film directed by Ruggero Deodato.