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Battle of Blood Island -- Battle of Blood Island is a riveting tale of survival in which two American GIs remaining after a Japanese onslaught fight to stay alive and evade the enemy.


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8 April 1960 (USA) See more »
10,000 men attack--only two got through!
Two American GIs are the only survivors of a unit wiped out in a battle with Japanese troops on an isolated island. The two, who don't like each other, find try to put aside their differences in order to evade the Japanese and survive. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Richard Devon ... Moe
Ron Gans ... Ken (as Ron Kennedy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Corman ... Soldier on Hilltop (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Rapp  (as Joel M. Rapp)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joel Rapp  (as Joel M. Rapp)
Philip Roth  story "Expect the Vandals"

Produced by
Stanley Bickman .... producer (as Stanley R. Bickman)
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fred Katz 
Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette  (as Jack Marquette)
Film Editing by
Carlo Lodato 
Makeup Department
Esteban Diaz .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tomas Vigue .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip
Juan Pizarro .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Herbie Marin .... wardrobe
Music Department
Margaret Royce .... music editor
Other crew
Lucy Bolivar .... script supervisor
Raul Penagaricano .... assistant to producer

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USA:64 min
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The film is based on Philip Roth's short story "Expect the Vandals", published in Esquire Magazine, December 1958.See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The more time goes by, the less I am impressed by it..., 27 November 2010

Hello. - MOE! - I thought I would review this film, I don't usually, but I feel inspred. - MOE! - The film is quite simple. Two men are the only survivors of a disastrous attack on a Japanese island in WWII. - MOE! -The two men are incompatible yet, they must stick together because they only have each other.

The more I think about it, the more is just wrong about the film. - MOE! - One, 10,000 men were sent to the island and only two survive? It looks like there is about twenty Japanese soldiers fighting them off. And anyways, isn't 10,000 men too many for an island so small and insignificant? - MOE - - MOE! - Most of it is just talking, and while the soundtrack makes it sound like a B-horror movie by Ed Wood, and the war suit will neither make it appealing to fans of war movies or talkie dramas, the atmosphere is intense (or mind numbing, you decide). - MOE! - Bottom line is that you will either hate this film or love it.

P.S. Could Ken have said MOE! any more than he did in this film? :)

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