Down 4,093 this week

Emmanuelle on Taboo Island (1976)
"La spiaggia del desiderio" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1983 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 168 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

A shipwrecked sailor falls in love with a beautiful island woman.

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 200 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
a list of 960 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
a list of 992 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
list image
a list of 475 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Emmanuelle on Taboo Island (1976)

Emmanuelle on Taboo Island (1976) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Emmanuelle on Taboo Island.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A woman struggles to keep her stepdaughter from harms way after she hires an assassin to kill her husband, but the hitman turns and blackmails her for the crime.

Director: Ilias Mylonakos
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Livia Russo
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thirteen years after WWII a concentration camp survivor (Rampling) and her tormentor, currently the night porter at a Vienna hotel, meet again and fall back into their sado-masochistic ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy
Taboo (2002)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.

Director: Max Makowski
Stars: Nick Stahl, Eddie Kaye Thomas, January Jones
Silip (1985)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the remote countryside of Ilongo, various women are sexually abused by local men. Two sisters meet Simon, the most attractive man in the village, and fight over him--one constantly haunted by Catholic dogma because of the abuse she suffered previously.

Director: Elwood Perez
Stars: Sarsi Emmanuelle, Maria Isabel Lopez, Myra Manibog
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert


Credited cast:
Laura Gemser ...
Paolo Giusti ...
Nicola Paguone ...


When shipwrecked Daniel washes ashore on a tropical island to find the gorgeous Haydee, he thinks he's found paradise. Haydee's father and brother, however, aren't so approving of the pair's budding romance. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A Beautiful Island ... a Beautiful Girl ... Fantasy ... or Nightmare? See more »




R | See all certifications »





Release Date:

1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Emmanuelle on Taboo Island  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Haydee on Incest Island would be a much more accurate title.
9 August 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Heroin addict Daniel (Paolo Giusti) is knocked unconscious on a boat and winds up marooned on a tropical island inhabited by elderly escaped criminal Antonio (Arthur Kennedy) and his two grown up children, Haydee (Gemser) and Juan (Nicola Paguone). Daniel's presence on the island is naturally a concern for Antonio, who is still wanted by the law, but it also causes problems for Juan, who gets a little jealous when Haydee falls for the new arrival and no longer wants to play his special 'game' with him.

Emanuelle on Taboo Island is another random Gemser film that has since been retitled to cash in on the success in her Black Emanuelle series; but whilst it does admittedly offer Gemser fans plenty of opportunity to admire the dusky beauty in the buff, the movie itself is something of a bore, preferring to focus on the sensuality and romance of the situation rather than its more interesting and much sleazier themes (its main character's drug habit and the incestuous relationships between brother and sister, and father and daughter).

Towards the end things liven up a tad, with Antonio convincing Juan to try and kill Daniel so that they can get things back to how they were before he arrived on the island (you know—a spot of fishing, an afternoon nap, a bit of rogering a close blood relative): however, Daniel manages to talk sense into Juan, and so Antonio tries to finish the job himself. After a cliff-top tussle, the old man falls to his death.

The film closes with Daniel deciding to leave the island without Haydee, because he believes that, on the mainland, 'day by day, her smile will fade'. Instead she gets to stay with Juan, presumably to rekindle her incestuous affair and breed a small army of monstrously deformed children.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Emmanuelle on Taboo Island (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: