Island of Death (1977) | Mykonos is awash with blood, sex and perversity in the notorious video nasty

Originally posted on Kultguy's Keep:

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In the Q&A (one of the extras on Arrow’s 2009 release) with director Nico Mastorakis there’s a brilliant moment when he asks a member of the audience: ‘What made you want to see this movie?’ and gets the reply: ‘ Because it was banned’. No truer word was spoken. Originally on the British censors video nasty hit list for its depictions of bestiality and graphic violence, Island of Death has been missing some 20-minutes of footage since its original release back in 1977. Now passed uncut, Island of Death has been resurrected by Arrow Video, giving video nasty aficionados a chance to finally see what was missing. To be honest, I couldn’t see what the fuss was about – especially considering the sordid stuff you can find today on the internet.

Island of Death

Shot on the cheap, during the off-season on the Greek island of Mykonos, with a group of English-speaking…

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Rutger Hauer spills his guts about filming Hobo With A Shotgun

Originally posted on Kultguy's Keep:

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With Canadian director Jason Eisener’s explosive exploitation homage screening tonight on Film4 at 10.55pm, the film’s star Rutger Hauer speaks out about why he took on such a crazy venture.

The reaction to Hobo With A Shotgun has been nothing short of phenomenal – and rightly so.

RUTGER HAUER: You know, not since the first test screening of The Hitcher in 1985 have I seen one of my movies get such a great audience reaction as Hobo has. It’s the only time that I’ve experienced watching a film with an audience where they know exactly what it is, and what you’re doing, and they know how to appreciate it – it was lovely.

How did you get involved with it, and what attracted you to the project?

HAUER: I’d say that about one third of my work involves projects I think I should gamble with, and the more I do…

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Private Hell 36 (1954)

Originally posted on Vintage45's Blog:

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Good crime movie directed by Don Siegel and starring Ida Lupino who also co-wrote the screenplay. A lot of familiar faces along the way.

In New York a bank messenger is killed and robbed of two hundred thousand dollars. A year later L.A. cop Cal Bruner (Steve Cochran) is passing a drug store at night. He looks in and sees two men robbing the place. He sneaks in, kills one and arrests the other (King Donovan).

One of the fifty dollar bills is hot and traced back to the New York robbery. The druggist (Richard Deacon) tells Bruner, his partner Jack Farnham (Howard Duff) and their boss Capt.Michaels (Dean Jagger) where it came from.

Bruner and Farnham go to a bar and question the bartender (Dabbs Greer). He says the bars’ singer Lilli Marlowe (Ida Lupino) gave it to him. She says it was a tip from a customer. At…

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LATE PHASES IS CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL WEREWOLF MOVIE

Originally posted on Written in Blood:

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Nick Damici as Ambrose in Late Phases

Nick Damici as Ambrose in Late Phases

Ethan Embry as Will in Late Phases

Ethan Embry as Will in Late Phases

Lance Guest as Griffin in Late Phases

Lance Guest as Griffin in Late Phases

Erin Cummings as Anne in Late Phases

Erin Cummings as Anne in Late Phases

Rutanya Alda as Gloria B. in Late Phases

Rutanya Alda as Gloria B. in Late Phases

Tina Louise as Clarissa in Late Phases

Tina Louise as Clarissa in Late Phases

Caitlin O'Heany as Emma in Late Phases

Caitlin O’Heany as Emma in Late Phases

Karen Lynn Gorney as Delores in Late Phases

Karen Lynn Gorney as Delores in Late Phases

Tom Noonan as Father Roger in Late Phases

Tom Noonan as Father Roger in Late Phases

also starring Dana Ashbrook and Al Sapienza

Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

Written by Eric Stolze

If you had told me that a movie about a werewolf that stalks the residents of a retirement community would be one of the best films that I review this year I would have told you to check yourself into a sanitarium and pronto. Dammit, here I am writing those exact words: Late Phases is not only one of the best films that…

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE YEAR FOR 2014

Originally posted on Written in Blood:

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This is a first here at Written in Blood. I would like for you, my readers, followers and subscribers, to pick from this years crop of Scream Queens the one that you think deserves the title of Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Year for 2014. Look them over once again from January to December and then kindly cast your vote in the poll at the end. The voting will run for one week and after that the winner will be featured in a pictorial post a few days later. Happy voting and always remember to take care…and stay scared.

LILY RABE

JanuaryCAROLYN JONES

FebruaryDANAI GURIRA

MarchRAQUEL WELCH

Various - 1965JEN AND SYLVIA SOSKA

MayA.J. COOK

JuneGILLIAN ANDERSON

JulyTRACI LORDS

AugustCHRISTINA RICCI

SeptemberAMBER HEARD

OctoberSHARNI VINSON

NovemberCHELAN SIMMONS

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