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Island of the Living Dead (2007)

L'isola dei morti viventi (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | Video 17 September 2008
A group of treasure hunters survive a shipwreck only to find themselves stuck on a deserted island that's been overrun with ferocious flesh-eating zombies.

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writers:

Antonio Tentori (story), Antonio Tentori (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Yvette Yzon Yvette Yzon ... Sharon
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Kirk (as Ronald Russo)
Alvin Anson ... Fred
Ydalia Suarez Ydalia Suarez ... Victoria
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Snoopy (as James L. Gaines Sr.)
Thomas Wallwort Thomas Wallwort ... Max
Gary King Roberts Gary King Roberts ... Mark
Curtis Carter Curtis Carter ... Balboa
Miguel Franco Miguel Franco ... Tao (as Franco Miguel)
Arash Donadoni Arash Donadoni ... Rodriguez
Lilia Cuntapay ... Old Lady (as Lilia Cantapay)
Xeah Rivera Xeah Rivera ... Spanish Girl
Hervana Hernandez Hervana Hernandez ... Lady Vampire
Marilyn Picones Marilyn Picones ... Zombie Girl
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A group of treasure hunters survive a shipwreck only to find themselves stuck on a deserted island that's been overrun with ferocious flesh-eating zombies.

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Where the hungry dead feast on the flesh of the damned!

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Horror

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Not Rated
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This film was initially going to be shot in Argentina, but this proved to be too expensive and was switched to the Philippines instead. See more »

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References Ghost Ship (2002) See more »

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Island of the Living Dead
5 March 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Island of the Living Dead (2006)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The one and only Mattei got to end his career with a couple zombie movies, which will be good news for fans of the genre and horrid news for non-fans. In the film, a group of treasure hunters got lost in a fog bank and in the morning they notice what appears to be a deserted island. The group goes on shore and sure enough there are zombies running around. If you're looking for any type of actual story then you're obviously not too familiar with the work of Mattei. He's considered one of the biggest hacks in Italian history but at the same time he's made some rather entertaining bad films. This one here really doesn't work but there's enough gore and badness for fans of bad cinema to at least want to give it a single viewing. As is the normal case with the director, we get all sorts of stuff stolen from other movies including dialogue lifted from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the infamous eye/splinter sequence from Fulci's ZOMBIE and the Blind Dead movies are certainly playing a big key here. We also get stock footage which is another Mattei trademark. It's pretty hard to judge the acting in the film because the dubbing is so horrendous you really can't tell what's going on. I'm not sure who did this dubbing job but it's among one of the worst tracks I've ever heard but this does lead to some rather campy moments. I think zombie fans will enjoy some of the gore here as we get some (bad) CGI as well as real effects. We have heads being blown off, arms ripped off and plenty of flesh being eaten with all types of blood flowing at ease. We also get some rather bizarre zombie stuff including some having fangs, a few ghost zombies and one that can grow his dead parts back after they're shot off. On a technical level pretty much everything here is bad but those checking this title out are going to know that going in. The film's biggest flaw is its 90-minute running time, which is just way too long for a movie like this especially when you've only got enough plot for a half-hour movie and not enough attacks to justify the long time.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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La Perla Nera See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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