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Doomwatch (1972)

The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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Peter Sasdy

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Kit Pedler (series "Doomwatch"), Gerry Davis (series "Doomwatch") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Bannen ... Dr. Del Shaw
Judy Geeson ... Victoria Brown
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Quist
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Dr. John Ridge
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Dr. Fay Chantry
Joby Blanshard ... Bradley
George Sanders ... The Admiral - Sir Geoffrey
Percy Herbert ... Constable Hartwell
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Betty Straker
Geoffrey Keen ... Sir Henry Leyton
Joseph O'Conor ... Vicar
Norman Bird ... Brewer
Constance Chapman ... Miss Johnson
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Tom Straker
James Cosmo ... Bob Gillette
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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A new terror! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of the Ghouls See more »

Filming Locations:

Coverack, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Simon Oates was working elsewhere when the film was mooted, and originally turned it down. Tigon came back to him with a larger pay offer, and he agreed to feature. He was later dismissive of the film, feeling he had accepted more out of financial consideration than artistic merit. See more »

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Followed by Doomwatch: Winter Angel (1999) See more »

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Environmental Monster Movie
2 October 2004 | by mickdansforthSee all my reviews

This one feels a lot like the beginning of Wickerman, with out all the singing.

An investigator from Doomwatch, goes to an island to investigate strange occurrences and come up against a wall of close mouthed villagers. He picks up hints that all is not well.

Monsters. Monsters!

Now this movie was made in 1972, and follows a British TV show of the same. (Which of course desperately needs a US DVD release.) Oddly, the Environmental cause for some of the things, is Genetically Engineered Food. A current Hot Potato Political Topic that has Industry Giants spending Millions of Dollars to quash any Ballot Initiatives for Food Labeling. On the other side, Nuclear Waste is briefly used as a red herring, but Nobody, and I mean Nobody, seems worried about Nuclear Waste.

A Cool and Fun movie, just slightly on the weak side.


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