Cast: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros
Studio: Mondo Macabro
Catalog #: MDO184
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Picture Format:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio Format:PCM Mono
An English tourist couple rent a boat to visit the island of Almanzora, just
off the southern Spanish coast. When they arrive, they find the island
apparently empty of adults. There are only children, who don't speak but just
stare at the strangers with eerie smiles on their faces. The English couple soon
discovers that all the island’s children have been possessed by a mysterious
force, a kind of madness which they can pass from one to another, and which
makes them attack and murder their elders, who can't defend themselves because,
of course, nobody can kill a child...
The film was highly controversial
on its original release in the 1970s and was heavily cut in most countries. This
Blu-ray presents the full version of the film but also includes the shorter
“Island of Death” release, which does not have the opening documentary footage.
The film influenced many subsequent books and movies, including CHILDREN OF THE
CORN and was remade in 2012 under the title COME OUT AND PLAY. The version on
this Blu-ray is the definitive release of what has come to be recognized as a
classic of world horror.
- Brand new 4k transfer from film negative - Version Española -
documentary about the film - Interview with cinematographer José Luis
Alcaine - Interview with director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador - Kim
Newman on Killer Kids - Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat
Ellinger - Alternate “Island of Death” title sequence -
English/Spanish audio choice - Alternate US audio dub - Original
trailer and radio spots - Newly created English subtitles - Mondo
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