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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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Deserves it's cult status as one of the more nasty Video Nasties! See more (63 total) »

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)

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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)
 
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Nikki Clapp .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonis Georgiadis .... sound re-recording mixer
T. Metallinos .... sound editor
 
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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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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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Nico Mastorakis wrote the script in 1 week.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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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Deserves it's cult status as one of the more nasty Video Nasties!, 6 May 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Island of Death is the Video Nasty equivalent of the story of Bonnie and Clyde. This film has an elevated status on the Video Nasty list as it's often seen to be one of the more nasty entries. This is certainly true, as the film features all manner of gory and sadistic sequences, and it really isn't hard to see why it got banned. As far as I'm concerned, Island of Death is an absolute treat, as the film is a constant stream of highlights and it's a great deal of fun seeing our central couple skipping from one murder to the next. It's obvious that the film is not meant to be taken completely seriously, as director Nico Mastorakis implements a pitch black sense of humour into most sequences; the fact that the central duo are complete and utter hypocrites is perhaps one of the most amusing things about the film. The plot simply follows a young British couple who travel to a small Greek island. After a phone call to the man's mother, it soon becomes apparent that these aren't normal people; and when they start murdering their way through the island's perverted inhabitants in the name of God, this notion is confirmed!

The film is notorious for a few scenes, the one involving a goat being of the most well-known. However, aside from this; the film features a plethora of gory highlights to delight the exploitation fan, favourites of mine involving a man hanging out of a plane and a rather one-sided swordfight. As you would expect from a Video Nasty, the acting is rather poor; with the central duo putting in particularly horrid performances. It really doesn't matter, however, as director Nico Mastorakis makes up for his actor's lack of talent by selecting a beautiful lead actress; and the stunningly clean Greek locations, which brilliantly offset the gritty scenes of slaughter. Films like this are quite common, as aside from Bonnie and Clyde, we've also had Badlands, Natural Born Killers, True Romance and more; but this is the one that is relentless and really gives the audience the impression that anything can happen. The film boils to down to an excellent climax, which delivers a brutal final twist to the tale as well as serving up comeuppance...well, almost. Typically for this film, the comeuppance isn't dished out in the most immediately obvious way, and overall; for its imagination, brutality and daring - I don't hesitate to recommend this film!

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