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Ta paidia tou Diavolou
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1976 (Greece) See more »
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An original film, thrilling from start to end. See more »
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A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island are spreading terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Robert Behling ... Christopher (as Bob Belling)
Jane Lyle ... Celia (as Jane Ryall)

Jessica Dublin ... Patricia
Gerard Gonalons ... Foster
Jannice McConnell ... Leslie (as Janice McConnel)
Ray Richardson (as Ray Zuk)
Marios Tartas (as Mario Tatras)
Efi Bani (as Efi Banny)
Clay Half (as Clay Huff)
Jeremy Rousseau
Elizabeth Spader
Nikos Tsachiridis ... Shepherd
Mike Murtagh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Blackman ... (uncredited)

Nico Mastorakis ... Novelist (uncredited)
Takashi Yanhiro ... (uncredited)
Hiroshi Yuzama ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Nico Mastorakis 
 
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Nico Mastorakis  (as Nick Mastorakis)

Produced by
Nico Mastorakis .... producer (as Nick Mastorakis)
Nestoras Pavelas .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nikos Lavranos  (as Nick Lavranos)
 
Cinematography by
Nikos Gardelis  (as Nick Gardellis)
Nico Mastorakis (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Vasilis Syropoulos  (as Bill Syropoulos)
 
Art Direction by
Katherine Zeiss 
 
Costume Design by
John Galatis 
 
Makeup Department
Yiorgos Stavrakakis .... makeup artist (as G. Stavsakakis)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikki Clapp .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonis Georgiadis .... sound re-recording mixer
T. Metallinos .... sound editor
 
Music Department
Nikos Lavranos .... conductor (as Nick Lavranos)
 

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Also Known As:
"Ta paidia tou Diavolou" - Greece (original title)
"Devils in Mykonos" - Australia (pre-release title), USA
"Killing Daylight" - USA
"Devils in Mykonos" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
108 min | Germany:99 min | UK:102 min
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Australia:R | Germany:BPjM Restricted | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) (2010) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2002) | West Germany:18
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The budget was so low that director Nico Mastorakis took a small acting part in the film because the actor originally cast in the wanted what was equivalent to $80.See more »
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Continuity: The murderous couple are using a rope tied to an airplane to drag a potential victim. He is running to keep up before they take off. In a shot from behind the plane, he falls down. The next scene, the plane is in the air and he is hanging off the wing.See more »
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Can You Call It LoveSee more »

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What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD and the Uncensored Version?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Classic Exploitation?, 17 February 2004
Author: MrOrange1980 from Manchester, England

Director Mastorakis is apparently the first to say that this film was made with one driving force - Money.

It's clear to see that the director has sat down and said 'what's the most depraved, shocking and disgusting ways in which to rape, torture and kill a bunch of people' and on this level the film works.

However, don't go looking for some deep underlying message to whats going on. I find it impossible to find any way of excusing this nasty little piece of cinema by saying that it has some thought provoking undercurrent quite simply because it doesn't.

The story is of a couple arriving on a Greek island and instantly punishing the local residents for what the male lead see as sinful behaviour. Amongst the supposed sins are adultry (an ironic one given the nature of the stars vengence), homosexuality, lesbianism, drug-abuse and....well being a goat.

The scenes of violence are rather tame compared to many films of its time let alone some of the blood-soaked mainstream movies about today. But it is not the violence that shocks about this film still today. It is more so the notion of the acts commited and the seemingly pointlessness of them.

Some have called it a nasty little gem, others have found it to be over-hyped and rather dull, I however found it to be a classic piece of exploitation cinema. If you can't enjoy the film for it's visual acuity, I defy anyone not to enjoys its heavy seventies kitsch soundtrack, Classic.

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