In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!
Did You Know?
The film was originally given an 'X' certificate for its cinema release by UK censor John Trevelyan
. Hammer then decided they wanted an 'A' certificate so the film was trimmed of violence with heavy cuts to the killing of Maggie by piranhas. After reconsidering again Hammer decided to settle for a 'U' certificate so further cuts were made which edited all the piranha scenes, the blindfolded sword-fight, the attack on the farm, a shot of a hanged man's legs, and the overdubbing of words such as 'harlot' and 'adulterer'. See more
After the woman is killed by the piranha fish, the blood disappears when the river is viewed from the land. See more
This was going to e a peaceful mission!
Indeed, it was. Unfortunately, human nature is apt to determine where peace ends and strife begins.
Referenced in Matinee