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Saturday, August 4, 2012

The VHS Archives: Sergio Martino's THE GREAT ALLIGATOR (1979)


Sergio Martino's Il fiume del grande caimano (1979)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Gorgon Video
Catalog: MP3056
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 87:59
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Sergio Martino
Year of Release: 1979
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Barbara Bach, Mel Ferrer, Richard Johnson, Romano Puppo, Bobby Rhodes
AKAs: Alligator, The Big Alligator River, River of the Killer Crocodile, Sacred Beast of the Kuma

Verbatim Box Synopsis
Amidst the tropical paradise island, the legend of the Kuma tribe comes to life. The legend of The Great Alligator protected the Kuma tribe from the civilized world, and now the tiny island of paradise becomes the hunting grounds for this voracious killer. 
The Great Alligator paints a wild picture of bizarre tribal ritual set against plush resort surroundings. The two end up being a deadly mix as the dismemberment, doom and destruction mount in this nightmare of "legendary" retribution.

 U.S. Gorgon Video / MPI sleeve!

 U.K. Techno Film sleeve, taken from VHS Wasteland!

Japanese Teichiku Video sleeve, courtesy of Bill Knight!
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 Dutch EVC / Concorde Video sleeve,
originally scanned by "djponey"!

 German UFA Video hardbox,
originally scanned by "Nello Pazzafini"!

 French Lumieres / Carrere Video sleeve,
courtesy of Agressions Animales!

 Argentinean Imavi International Video sleeve,
courtesy of Raro VHS!

 Spanish Park Home Video sleeve, also from Raro VHS!

 Spanish Metromedia Video sleeve, courtesy of Mondo VHS!

Italian CVR Realvision sleeve!

Italian-language Canadian Master Video Productions slipcase,
courtesy of VHShitfest's Dan Kinem!

International trailer, uploaded by DangerCinema!

Looking for The Great Alligator on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. There was also a nice special edition DVD available from NoShame Films, and a later, stripped-down reissue from Mya Communications.

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1 comment:

  1. Have to check this one out. Assuming this was filmed around the same time as ISLAND OF THE FISHMEN?