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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 movie that the censors don't want you to see See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Killing Daylight See more »

Filming Locations:

Mykonos, Greece

Company Credits

Production Co:

Omega Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nico Mastorakis wrote the script in 1 week. 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 UK cinema version (released as "A Craving For Lust") was heavily cut by 13 minutes by the BBFC and the film later ended up on the DPP 74 list of video nasties. The initial 1987 video release (now retitled "Psychic Killer II" despite having no connection with the previous film of that title) had been edited by the distributors before submission to remove the original UK cinema cuts but was rejected by the BBFC. The 2002 DVD release by Vipco was cut by 4 minutes 9 secs to edit the rape scenes, a woman's face being burned with a lit aerosol, a repeated kicking, a urination scene, and shots of a sickle blade in a woman's bare breast. The director's interview extra on the DVD was also cut by 54 secs by the BBFC with the same edits to the sickle, aerosol and kicking scenes. All the cuts were fully waived in 2010 for the 2011 Arrow DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Destination
(uncredited)
Music by Nikos Lavranos (as Nick Lavranos)
Lyrics by Nico Mastorakis
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It isn't "La Isla Bonita", that's for sure....
30 October 2003 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Island of Death is a true ungodly video nasty coming to you straight from the best euro-exploitation period. This year 2003, the movie received a complete digital remastering and it finally got released on special edition DVD. The box showed nothing but a red background with the explicit words : "The one movie that the censors didn't want you to see" and "sorry but we can't display images of the film on the cover since they're too gruesome". A bit exaggerated of course, this movie is far from being the goriest or most shocking film I've ever seen. Nevertheless it's mean-spirited, raw, brutal and pretty disturbing from time to time. "Island of Death" doesn't take the rules of humanity too strict and it isn't exactly what they call "politically correct". The movie seems to start like a lovely romantic comedy when a young couple arrives on a Greek Island. They look average but in fact they put other famous cinema couples like Bonnie & Clyde and Mickey & Mallory to shame. They brutally slaughter every person they come into contact with (mostly right after sexual intercourse which give the killings a nasty effect) and they have a few bizarre fetishes.

Island of Death doesn't contain much humor unless you see the irony in many things. For example: the guy kills homosexuals because he thinks it's pervert and against the will of God, while he himself has sex with a young goat! I thought that was pretty ironic, and there are lots of similar "jokes" to discover in "Island of Death". Even though there are a lot of horrible scenes, the movie itself is pretty light and not at all difficult too watch. Excellent stuff for exploitation fans. The leading actress (Jane Ryall) is a beauty but she never played in movies again.


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