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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Home Page

Country:

Greece

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

1976 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Daylight See more »

Filming Locations:

Mykonos, Greece

Company Credits

Production Co:

Omega Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

The video version of this film was passed uncut in Australia in the early 1980s, after twice being rejected for a cinema certificate in the 1970s. It was released under the title 'Island of Perversion' on the Showcase Video label, and is the exact same version as the old uncut UK 'video nasty'. It is now difficult to find in video stores, though it might be located in a well stocked adult section of a typical store. This is due to its porn-like cover of a naked woman being embraced by a man. 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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Banned the world over - and I can see why
25 January 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This film touts that its been banned the world over and its easy to see why, its a film that plays with your head from beginning to end and leaves you feeling unwell for days. Odds are if you see it you'll understand why people don't want you to see it.

The story of a pretty young couple on vacation in Greece turns more and more twisted as time goes on. Rape, murder, sadism and a few other delights get taken to the next level as more and more depravity is revealed. The film was made with the intention of disturbing the viewer and it disturbs almost from the outset as things very quickly are revealed to be seriously amiss. Its gets to the point where you're sitting on egg shells waiting for the next terrible thing to happen.

You'll forgive the lack of details but anyone who is interested in seeing this are best left to fend for themselves. I think that plot-wise the less known the better so that you can truly enjoy, if it is enjoyment, the twisted twists.

I don't know if I like it or hate it. The film certainly provokes a reaction but I'm not sure thats a good thing or bad thing. Certainly its not for anyone with gentile sensibilities. Its well made but beyond that you're on your own.

6 out of 10, though I'm not sure how to fairly rate it.


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