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Ingagi

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Starring: Sir Hubert Winstead, Charles Gemora, Daniel Swayne
Director: William Campbell
Plot Synopsis:

The exploitation cinema had its share of scandalous films, but none is so mired in controversy as the bizarre pseudo-documentary Ingagi. Purporting to be an ethnographic journey into the wilds of Africa, it combines authentic footage purloined from other films, with outrageous scenes staged for the camera in Los Angeles. Among the hoaxes perpetrated are the discovery of the "tortadillo," a heretofore unknown species of animal, and the exposure of an indigenous cult that worships (and sacrifices its women to) gorillas—a particularly racist concept that would resurface in films for years, most notably as the dramatic springboard for King Kong. After spawning a whole sub-genre of exotic shockumentaries (e.g. Forbidden Adventure, Karamoja), the originator faded into obscurity, mired in lawsuits and cursed by the notoriety of its title (the Kinyarwanda word for "gorilla"). Ingagi has not been commercially distributed for at least 50 years, and this 4K restoration, from materials preserved by the Library of Congress, marks the film's home video premiere.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 5th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1930
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:75 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.20:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary by film historian Kelly Robinson
    • Audio commentary by series curator Bret Wood
    • About the restoration
    • Trailer gallery