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I'll just say that first off this is a Barry Mahon film. As with all of his drive-in schlockers, the only purpose was to get beautiful women in the skimpiest clothing the legal systems would allow at the time. Any attempt to analyze this film or find artistic merit would be quite pointless. However, some of these films contain humor value. This one has a little bit, but not enough to sustain the film (even in the hour long running time). Despite a few neat elements, this one drags.
The plot concerns a ship who takes in a sailor on a life raft. He is with an island girl who has died. The sailor comes to and tells the men of his tale. Apparently his ship sank and he washed ashore onto the title island. It was inhabited by a tribe of beautiful women and had been so for several generations (how this was possible is beyond me and the film). He is initially vilified but than saves the island from some horny sailors. Along the way he falls in love with a princess who is to be sacrificed to the sea god (explained in a long, and I mean very long, sequence). They escape from the island, but she dies along the way.
Sounds kitschy? That's because it is. Avid fans of tiki-camp may be amused but all others beware. To be honest, there are a few neat elements to the film. The broken English of the island girls displays a wide vocabulary but lack of grammar skills, which makes for a few giggles. Also, the sea god idol has a really cool design, and the princess is certainly a hottie. On a bizarre footnote, the ending seems to suggest necrophilia, which was certainly unexpected and surreal. These few good aspects of the film can not compensate for the fact it drags horribly. Something Weird has paired this with another Tiki flick "Fiend of Dope Island". That film is a riot and makes the viewing of the DVD a recommendation. Maybe watch this one for curiosity value and nothing more. (3/10)
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