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Island of the Living Dead (2007)

L'isola dei morti viventi (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | Video 17 September 2008
A group of treasure hunters survive a shipwreck only to find themselves stuck on a deserted island that's been overrun with ferocious flesh-eating zombies.

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

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Antonio Tentori (story), Antonio Tentori (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Yvette Yzon Yvette Yzon ... Sharon
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Kirk (as Ronald Russo)
Alvin Anson ... Fred
Ydalia Suarez Ydalia Suarez ... Victoria
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Snoopy (as James L. Gaines Sr.)
Thomas Wallwort Thomas Wallwort ... Max
Gary King Roberts Gary King Roberts ... Mark
Curtis Carter Curtis Carter ... Balboa
Miguel Franco Miguel Franco ... Tao (as Franco Miguel)
Arash Donadoni Arash Donadoni ... Rodriguez
Lilia Cuntapay ... Old Lady (as Lilia Cantapay)
Xeah Rivera Xeah Rivera ... Spanish Girl
Hervana Hernandez Hervana Hernandez ... Lady Vampire
Marilyn Picones Marilyn Picones ... Zombie Girl
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A group of treasure hunters survive a shipwreck only to find themselves stuck on a deserted island that's been overrun with ferocious flesh-eating zombies.

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Where the hungry dead feast on the flesh of the damned!

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Production Co:

La Perla Nera See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The homages to both H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe were not in the original script. They were added by Bruno Mattei during the shooting of the movie. See more »

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References Zombie (1979) See more »

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Mattei returns to the living dead
12 November 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

A group of treasure hunters get their boat lost in some wicked fog and run aground on an island inhabited by the living dead. Yay, Bruno Mattei dusts of his Vincent Dawn pseudonym and returns to the genre that gave him his biggest hit (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) of his career. And don't think 25 years has changed his improved his style at all as this is as equally gory, stupid and amusingly dubbed. It is like he didn't miss a beat between this and his last collaborative effort ZOMBIE IV (1988). Technically, the film has more in common with his soap opera looking THE TOMB (2004) than his previous shot-on-film zombie entries. But the locations in the Philippines look nice and this allows Bruno to recruit some eager extras to be his zombies. There are some odd twists thrown in here like the zombies having fangs and some zombie ghosts (including one that does some Flamenco dancing!?!). Uncle Bruno also takes it easy on the "borrowed" footage this time, only using stuff from another film once during a flashback (a galleon battle that looks like it is from a 1960s film). This was Mattei's next-to-last film with his final film (ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING) being a sequel to this. Color me blood red excited! The film ends with a dedication to veteran Italian character actor Mike Monty, who was the script supervisor on this and died while it was being made.


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