Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Isle of the Damned
Isle of the Damned continues to follow the lost tapes of fictional director Antonio Giallo. Rather than focusing on satanic bikers the film takes place on an island infested with cannibals. We follow the badass private investigator Jack Steele on his journey searching for the lost treasure of Marco Polo. Tagging along with Steele is his adopted son Billy. Things take a turn when the cannibals show up and Steele is betrayed by Thompson who wants all the treasure for himself.
Overall Isle of the Damned is one of the best spoofs that comes to mind. It's clear that the people involved are fans of the genre and are just doing what they love. Some may call this excessive and in a way it is but the cheese obsession within me can't help but enjoy every moment of it. Along with the hilarious film the special features take it all to the next level, featuring everything one could ask for, an interview with the fictional director's son Luigi and a very informative commentary from the man who did the dubbing of Jack Steele's voice. This is highly recommended for fans of the 70's and 80's cannibal flicks and people who enjoy bizarre film in general.