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4962 clicks; posted to Video » on 01 Nov 2006 at 1:34 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-11-01 11:24:56 AM  
Wow! Old video, but still wow! What an idiot!
2006-11-01 11:50:59 AM  
I've read speculation that this video might be staged with trained lions. Or it could be real. However, I have seen a slightly longer version that appears to show the lions ripping him apart.
2006-11-01 11:55:43 AM  
I LOL'ed.

/window seat please
2006-11-01 01:01:14 PM  
It looks staged. I have seen the video of the lioness hitting that kid and taking him through the fence, and the other where the lion claws and bites into the guy's shoulder. I mean, it's a goddamn 300lb+ cat with big farking claws and huge goddamn teeth. Any bite or paw strike is lethal and they simply do not fark around.
2006-11-01 01:26:15 PM  
Yeah, I'm leaning toward staged for two reasons:

1) The editing and the cuts to the family crying in the car seems theatrical, as if done for dramatic purposes.

2) When lions want to eat you don't they rip your throat out and choke you rather quickly? These lions seem to be simply playing around with this guy.
2006-11-01 01:31:25 PM  
No one has posted this yet?

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2006-11-01 01:43:49 PM  
I love that pic.
2006-11-01 01:45:56 PM  
If that's actually real(which is certainly questionable). Well sir, I would have to say NSFW due to gorey goreyness.
2006-11-01 01:47:43 PM  
shiat's fake!

Damn, people are still falling for this crap?

What next? people believing people are fainting at Saw III?
2006-11-01 01:48:22 PM  
toothpaste for dinner reference, n'est-ce pas?
2006-11-01 01:57:32 PM  
It does look like he got his throat ripped out.
2006-11-01 01:58:15 PM  
[image from hrwiki.org too old to be available]!
2006-11-01 02:05:17 PM  
well i know whenever Im out with my camcorder catching an impromptu mauling, Im always sure to get footage for cutaways during the action.

2006-11-01 02:11:57 PM  
2006-11-01 02:12:27 PM  
Is it possible someone's gotten ahold of multiple families' video tapes of the incident and edited it like so for dramatic effect?

Still, why would someone tape the screaming children instead of the AWESOMENESS of the guy getting eaten? I guess there was an impromptu director on set saying "NO! Film the kids, Charlie'll get the attack! GOLD!"

I'm leaning towards fake too, but waiting for someone else to prove why it's fake.
2006-11-01 02:18:53 PM  
2006-11-01 03:07:01 PM  
those lions are obviously not hungry and aren't thinking of him as food. they're just screwing with him. if they meant any kind of business it would look a lot different.
2006-11-01 03:11:15 PM  
Ummm... do real accident videos have cutaways and edits?
2006-11-01 03:23:09 PM  
Offering my experience as a film/TV student, I'm saying that is WAY too obviously fake.

Nobody films cutaways like that in a real, impromptu event, ever. You'd have to be sadistic, thinking, "WHOA! Lions! QUICK, get a shot of the guy getting mauled, then the family, then the guy again, shake it up real good, but otherwise stay around one place." No, any sensible person would drop the camera (or set it down), grab something as a weapon, and SAVE THE GUY. Nobody just films a guy getting mauled to death by lions. At least, I wouldn't.
2006-11-01 03:32:51 PM  
2006-11-01 03:49:35 PM  
2006-11-01 03:52:55 PM  

................so it is real?

/excuse me while i clean my keyboard of puke
2006-11-01 03:58:05 PM  

Sometimes you just keep filming...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7676743055139276949&q=firework​s+explos ion&hl=en

//fireworks explosion
2006-11-01 04:03:43 PM  

When lions want to eat you don't they rip your throat out and choke you rather quickly? These lions seem to be simply playing around with this guy.

Lions sometimes play with their prey, just like house cats. The dude's not a gazelle. They don't have to bring him down right away. He's some oddly-colored weak ape to them. Especially if the lions are young, it makes sense that they'd act that way.

And who would stage such a thing without protective gear? Captive lions are *not* encouraged to attack humans. Lions that show tendencies to attack humans are killed, whether wild or in zoos. I don't think it's staged.
2006-11-01 04:05:42 PM  
Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.......

Can't you read the signs, you dumbfark?
2006-11-01 04:35:19 PM  
Tastes like chicken!
2006-11-01 04:49:18 PM  
Aww, too bad he already procreated. Can we just go ahead and kill the offspring to get that particular stupidity gene out of the pool?
2006-11-01 05:13:11 PM  
Jesus christ, maybe a little warning next time if a dude is about to be violently killed, supposedly for real.

That shiat is horrible.
2006-11-01 05:31:03 PM  
Crap, never seen the 2nd part of that before. Freaking terrible.

Why didn't they use the cars to drive right up to the lions and chase them off??
2006-11-01 05:39:02 PM  
Fake. It was made by Italian Mondo filmmakers Antonio Climati and Mario Morra, who have produced other such gory videos.
2006-11-01 05:41:15 PM  
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2006-11-01 06:00:39 PM  
Fake. Old as the hills.
Someone post some Bud Dwyer and show us how it's done.
2006-11-01 06:05:36 PM  
OMG what a dumb ass.. the "last footage he shot" says it all.. do doo doo look at me ten feet from feeding lions...
2006-11-01 06:16:25 PM  
Tarx's movie link makes it seem real. The random speech of the narrator was farking startling. Watching this guy being eaten in absolute silence and then the narrator comes in loud "What made him leave the car?".

/Damn you freaky narrators!
2006-11-01 06:34:36 PM  
If it wasn't fake it wouldn't have been greenlit
2006-11-01 07:11:53 PM  
Upon further investigation on teh intarwebs, I realize it is indeed fake.

2006-11-01 07:41:06 PM  
Gonna find them two Italians and give them some REAL whoopass.

/chumped too
2006-11-01 07:49:27 PM  
It better be fake. I dont leave my house without a gun and i dont live in a farking savanna. Two cars full of people going into an area with large predators and not a single weapon among them? If it isnt fake he got exactly what he deserved.

We are humans, you know, the animals that got to the top of the food chain using tools. Act like one FFS.
2006-11-01 07:55:09 PM  

I normally would disagree about taking a weapon whenever I leave my house. But you are right by pointing out the stupidity of not having a rifle in either of those cars.

When my parents used to live in Africa, whenever you went onto a game trail the rangers would ALWAYS have a rifle or two at the ready.
2006-11-01 08:08:43 PM  
Only in Kenya.
2006-11-01 08:46:52 PM  

....Pool closed.

Due to aids.
2006-11-01 11:33:41 PM  
I read the headline as "Jesus Christ is a Lion." I thought it was gonna be a Narnia spoof.
2006-11-02 12:25:01 AM  
Anyone have a link to the Roy Horn vs Tiger video?
2006-11-02 03:28:27 AM  
i like how the blood magicly appeared after some camera angle changes. If the lions were serious, he would not have been moving after about 10-15s.
2006-11-02 01:15:43 PM  
This may sound stupid, but why didn't the bystanders start the cars, and try to hit the lions? That probably would've driven them away a bit faster and if they accidently ran over the guys leg, a broken leg is alot better than being dead...
2006-11-02 06:08:31 PM  
OLD Fake - it's "Death of Pit Dernitsch", from the 70's mondo film "Savage Man, Savage Beast" (Ultime grida dalla savana: la grande caccia).
Directed by the notorious Antonio Climati.
IP [TotalFark]
2006-11-02 07:37:18 PM  
2006-11-06 05:13:29 PM  

The footage takes place in a national park, and seems to be genuine. The victim leaves his car to film a lion feeding, before being attacked by a second lion. The animals then proceed to eat his body whilst being filmed by other tourists.

Before - Narrator ".......it contained the last scene filmed by Pit Dernitsch"

CENSORED AT 37min 04sec (17sec missing) - Shots of the lions eating Pit Dernitsch's body, now just a mass of meat. His leg can be seen next to a lions head. This shot is featured on the cover of the Palace Video release.

After - Shots of the lions scattering once the Ranger arrives.


Looks and sounds real to me.
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