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François (as Francesco Mazzieri)
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After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're men turned inside out! And worse... they're still alive! See more »


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26 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Island of the Fishmen  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Bach was first top-billed in the lead female role in this movie which features the mythological underwater city of "Atlantis". Bach had recently appeared in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) which featured a villain's underwater lair also called "Atlantis". Even her character names were similar, Amasova in the Bond film, and Amanda in this movie. See more »

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The drawing of David Bushnell's 1775 submarine "Turtle" on the wall of the Professor's room is hung upside down. See more »

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Martino's minced Fishmen
25 January 2006 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in a movie theater in Rochester, NY sometime in the mid 80s. I was fascinated by the tag line "You will see a man turned inside-out!" What I saw on the screen really didn't impress me too much, but, considering 15 minutes had been hacked out of it, I'm not surprised at how bad the finished product was.

In the years since then I've learned more and more about European filmmakers such as Martino, Argento, Fulci, Franco and others. In fact, I now have several Martino dvds and have been impressed by his talent. I hope to get my hands on a version of this movie that is truer to the director's vision. I'm sure it couldn't be too much worse than what I saw lo those many years ago.


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