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

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Island of Death

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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