I'm totally serious. It's half man, half bear... and half pig!
Ian Jane over at Rock! Shock! Pop! has done assholes like myself a big favor by reviewing the new French Blu-ray of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and has a full review on the actual content as well as plenty more "pretty" pictures. Anyone with more than a passing interest (or who's considering lunging for the Amazon.fr order page) should give it a look.
Here's the Reader's Digest version: 1080i transfer with no lossless audio, "PAL HD" menus, and the only new extras are an interview with film critic Julien Seveon, and a 22 minute panel with Deodato at a convention, both in French with no subtitles. As for the good news, such as it is, the disc is region free, doesn't have forced subtitles and there's no censor cuts, so if you're ever so inclined you can officially watch that coati get throat-fucked with cold steel in 1080 as often as you like.
If (like me) you watch everything on a PS3 you're still up a creek on this one thanks to the menus being 1080i50Hz, but that transfer is such an underwhelming pile of fuck I can't say I'm all that upset about it. I love the crap out of it and all, but I just gave one copy away and I've still got two more sitting on the shelf! I'm not going to spend a dime on this movie again until I'm given good reason to, and a middling HD transfer that might be even worse than the crumby Shameless Blu-ray is simply not it. Grindhouse Releasing and Red Shirt Productions are both apparently hard at work on an all-new Blu-ray release for sometime in 2012. Under the circumstances, and knowing they created their own transfer for DVD (even IF that ended in mixed results), I'm more than happy to wait this one out.
Oh yeah: Ian doesn't mention wither or not The Road To Hell in-film documentary is complete, but since I've yet to see that footage pulled from anything that didn't look like VHS, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume it's not.