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Review: Island of Death

Island of Death
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3 stars

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin

Directed: Nico Mastorakis

Release Date: May 26, 2015

Run Time: 108 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray
Audio:
English Subtitles: English

Distributor: Arrow Video / MVDvisuals

THE LUCKY ONES GOT THEIR BRAINS BLOWN OUT!!

Welcome to Mykonos, the holiday destination of choice for sun, sea and slaughter! From cult director Nico Mastorakis, Island of Death is a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a “video nasty”.

Arriving on the idyllic Greek island, Christopher and Celia appear to be every inch the perfect, handsome young couple. Little do the welcoming locals realise that they are in fact a pair of murderous degenerates, determined to spread their own particular brand of perversion across the island. DIY crucifixions, opportunistic bestiality, sexual peeing and murder by all conceivable forms ensue – including death by makeshift blowtorch, samurai sword, dump truck and more!

Shocking, brutal and totally politically incorrect in its outlook, Island of Death is a gruelling cinematic experience devised by director Mastorakis to out-do the excesses of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which he was hugely inspired by. Now fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative, fans can enjoy Island of Death in all its sleazy, lurid glory.- Arrow Films

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good With no Distortions I can hear. The Dialogue is clear and is at a good volume.

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality looks good, but could be sharper during close up shots. The Colors are vibrant and the blacks could be deeper.

Rating:4 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: ? / ? 1976 (Greece)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: May 26, 2015 (USA)
Extras
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by writer-director-producer Nico Mastorakis
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Exploring Island of Death – film historian Stephen Thrower on the making of a cult classic
  • Return to Island of Death – Mastorakis returns to the original Mykonos locations
  • Archive interview with Mastorakis
  • Alternative opening titles
  • Island Sounds – five original tracks from the Island of Death soundtrack
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Films of Nico Mastorakis – four-part documentary charting the director’s filmmaking career [Blu-ray only]
  • Nico Mastorakis Trailer Reel [Blu-ray only]
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by academic and film historian Johnny Walker
My Thoughts

Death Island is a Sexually Driven Psycho Thriller that gets Weird at times. The film features a good amount of nudity, bestiality, and a story you have no Idea where its going.

The Main Couple who is recently married so they say, take a trip or should I say escape to a small Greek island where every thing seems normal at first. Until the next day a goat is raped and killed and the next scene the guys wife has sex with a guy they meet the day before. Off in the distance the husband watches and takes photos, and after things get done he kills the perv while his wife watches, who then starts taking photos of the kill, At that moment you know it’s all a set up and both Husband and wife are crazy.

The film keeps rolling, murder after murder, the couple is killing off all the perverts but not realizing they too are perverts. The ending ends in rape and then man rape with a guy melting who drops a bomb on the viewers. Its something I seen coming due to all the craziness so why not.

Overall I would say the film was a fun watch but weird, freaky and the score definitely helps make it that. Tons of nudity, death and crazy. If you like those things give this a shot.

With that said I will give the film a 3 out of 5. Perhaps if we got a Prequel this one would have been rated higher. We need some Character building but it can be done without ruining that bomb dropped at the end.

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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3 stars

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4.5 stars

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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