Different pre-title sequence with Himmler arriving at the castle seen in the opening credits. Himmler, Canaris and Hitler exit a meeting, where Himmler suggests the feasibility study of the Churchill kidnap plot to Canaris. This runs into the title
After the scene between Radl and Canaris, Radl goes to his own office to find his doctor waiting for him. A conversation follows which suggests that Radl is terminally ill.
Extension of the scene between Devlin and Joanna Grey where she gives him money for the trucks, warns him about stolen petrol and they toast the success of the mission. This is followed by Devlin riding through the village on his motorcycle, across
the marsh, arriving at his cottage and looking around. This runs into the scene of Devlin arriving at the village pub.
After the scene in the dunes between Devlin and Molly Prior, there is a scene between Steiner and Von Neustadt at the airfield where they discuss their chances of success.
That scene runs into Devlin arriving at his cottage. He is joined by Molly Prior. They talk and Devlin reads poetry to her.
After Devlin takes delivery of the trucks, he re-enters the cottage to find Molly there. She confronts him, mistakenly thinking he is a black marketeer. These two scenes make more sense of her later declaration of love for Devlin to Arthur Seymour.
Directly after Himmler rips up Radl's letter, there is a short scene with Father Verecker reading a newspaper in the vestry of the church. He is surprised by Laker Armsby who enters via the tunnel (used by Devlin and Steiner later). This basically
explains where it comes and goes to.
UK: A shortened US Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
2000 Carlton VHS
1985 Channel 5 VHS
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed A without BBFC cuts for:
The Director's Cut features five new scenes, for example a new scene with an argument between Liz and David, which motivates their break up later and another scenes deepens the figure of Delia, but generally these new scenes aren't that
The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
Eaten Alive is a 1980 Italian Cannibal film by Umberto Lenzi. With Robert Kerman, Janet Agren and Ivan Rassimov.
The BBFC have made extensive cuts to all UK releases. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Pure Italian sleaze
Eaten Alive is one of the sicker entries in the much beloved cannibal genre. Mangiati Vivi follows the exploits of one Sheila Morris (Janet Agren) as she attempts to find out what happened to her sister Diana
(Paola Senatore). She is put in touch with American expatriate Mark (Robert Kerman), a guy who will help find Diana Morris for the right price.
What follows is pure Italian sleaze as Mark and Sheila tramp through the jungle. They finally stumble into Jonas's purification village. Then the film gets nasty. There's also a tribe of dangerous cannibals nearby, a
tribe that nearly finished off Mark and Sheila on their journey into the village.
Lenzi throws out a bit of everything, not only recreating the Jim Jones massacre on a small scale, but also subjecting us to cannibal atrocities. The final scenes, with Diana Morris and cannibal film regular Me Me Lai
falling prey to the cannibals, ranks right up there with anything you see in Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust. This stuff is so deeply disturbing and shockingly realistic, at least in certain parts, that one boggles over how something like this
ever got made.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2018 Severin Films Re-mastered Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray
at US Amazon