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Island of Death (1976)

Ta paidia tou Diavolou (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1976 (Greece)
A couple of perverted and maniac killers get loose on a Greek island.

Director:

Nico Mastorakis

Writer:

Nico Mastorakis (as Nick Mastorakis)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Ray Richardson ... (as Ray Zuk)
Marios Tartas Marios Tartas ... (as Mario Tatras)
Efi Bani Efi Bani ... (as Efi Banny)
Clay Half Clay Half ... (as Clay Huff)
Jeremy Rousseau Jeremy Rousseau
Elizabeth Spader Elizabeth Spader
Nikos Tsachiridis ... Shepherd
Mike Murtagh Mike Murtagh
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Storyline

A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island are spreading terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined. Only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that moves, be it man, woman or animal. But will they go unpunished, or will the inspector from London be able to put an end to their killing spree? Written by JW85

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The lucky ones simply got their brains blown out. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Greece

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

1976 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Devils in Mykonos See more »

Filming Locations:

Mykonos, Greece

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Production Co:

Omega Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director Nico Mastorakis admitted in an interview on the DVD that money was his only motivation for making this film. See more »

Goofs

When they are flying the plane it appears to be landing halfway through the scene, then suddenly its high up again in the next shot. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original opening titles for the film were long and basic, consisting of the credits on a white/grey background, with a camera clicking sound when moving from one credit to the next. Later prints, including the uncut German and the Image Entertainment DVDs, feature much quicker credits with red typewriter style credits on a black background, with a song playing. See more »

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Soundtracks

Can You Call It Love
(uncredited)
Music by Nikos Lavranos (as Nick Lavranos)
Lyrics by Nico Mastorakis
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Deserves it's cult status as one of the more nasty Video Nasties!
6 May 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

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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