Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Island of Death

A film so shocking I cannot find an English Trailer!

Residing on the infamous “Video Nasty” list produced by the BBFC this is one of those films that was considered too graphic for your average Englishman. Like many of the video nasty’s most of the nastiness is due to its storyline!vlcsnap-2012-01-04-13h33m29s71

The plot, what there is of it, follows a young couple on their killing spree on the Greek Island of Mykonos (pre club 18-30) it showcases an inventive mix of deaths interspersed with softcore nudity and lashings of sex. This was just the thing to get the BBFC frothing at the mouth hence the films removal from public consumption.

This, as always, has the effect of raising a film above the level it deserves. The movie is essentially soulless and, contrary to may peoples statements, its dislocation from reality means that it really does not strike a thought or concern once it ends. Contrast this to Straw Dogs where the subtexts and deep emotional traumas still linger with me months after watching. Despite the bestiality, urination and rape nothing broke through the barrier caused by stilted dialogue and unsympathetic characters, like a modern slasher you really are just waiting (and hoping) for the next nudity filled murder.vlcsnap-2012-01-04-12h31m08s45

This isn't to say “Island of Death” is a bad film, it just isn't a good one. Barely managing to pass the time it did come close to being switched off, a situation probably saved by the nudity.

To be honest, I wouldn't bother unless you truly are curious.

Paul Out…

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