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]
When I first put this movie into my DVD player I did not know what to expect as the cover of the box (and the back side) did not provide any information. I did not remember this title from theatrical showings, so I purchased it out of curiosity, I guess, because of being a Horror movie fan. The movie appeared to be of the same era as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1970's) and contained scenes of almost every type of perversion imaginable. It is no wonder the box laid claim to the fact that this was 'the movie that censors don't want you to see'. Wondering why anyone would want to create such a bizarre movie, I accessed the interview of its creator Nico Mastorakis and listened to it in its entirety. The interview was very interesting, enlightening and fascinating. Like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and as I suspected in the fartherest reaches of my mind) the creation of this movie involved money making. It is not a great creation as it appears low budget in all ways, and some of the acting is terrible, but most of the perverted scenes do appear very real, shocking and disgusting. A horror movie? MOST DEFINITELY! I was horrified by it.
I am ashamed to know this film. I am also ashamed to have it among my collection. It involves a sick man who for some reason thinks he's ''God's Messenger'' and brutally kills everyone he feels isn't doing right by God. The thing about it is, he is isn't doing right by God either. You'll see why if you watch this film. I don't want to give anymore away. If you're into complete trash, and when i say trash i mean licking the bottom of a garbage can, then seek out this flick. It is repulsive. P.S. - This is coming from someone who watched Joel Reed's ''Bloodsucking Freaks'' with a smile plastered on their face...so be warned!