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Sheng si xian (1985)

Mr. Cheung takes six young students along for a trip to a remote, deserted island. After being dropped, however, they discover there are more people living on the island: three insane persons and their paranoid mother.

Director:

Po-Chih Leong

Writers:

The Dak Bo Creative Group (story & screenplay), Kei Shu
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Sham ... Mr. Cheung
Ronald Wong ... Ronald (as Ban Wong)
Timothy Zao ... Timothy
Ching-Yuen Tse Ching-Yuen Tse ... Piggy
Amy Kwok Amy Kwok ... Cindy
Lung Chan ... Tai-Fat
Jing Chen ... Yee-Fat
Billy Sau Yat Ching ... Sam-Fat
Lap Ban Chan ... Mother
Hoi-Lun Au Hoi-Lun Au ... Phyllis
Si Git Hau Si Git Hau ... Uncle Yau (as Sze-Chie Hou)
Bo-Yan Ngan Bo-Yan Ngan ... San-San
Lai-Seung Yuen Lai-Seung Yuen ... Po
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Mr. Cheung takes six young students along for a trip to a remote, deserted island. After being dropped, however, they discover there are more people living on the island: three insane persons and their paranoid mother.

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Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 October 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Life and Death See more »

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Production Co:

D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not as grim as it's reputed to be.
3 April 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

John Shum leads an expedition to an supposedly deserted island only to find out that it's inhabited by a group of seriously demented characters,lead by Peter Chan Lung.This is a family that stays together,slays together and when the youngest one is refused in marriage to one of the young girls of the troupe they turn into savage maniacs.Obviously inspired by Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre","The Island" offers very few nasty surprises.The villains are quite outrageous,but the gore and violence is kept to minimum.In fact the majority of the film resembles cheerful HK comedy loaded with silly humour and it's not until the hour mark that the horror truly begins.Hong Kong filmmakers often seems very desperate to include laughs whenever they can and "The Island" is no exception.Check out "Flesh and the Bloody Terror" or "Corpse Mania",if you want truly grim early 80's HK horror.


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