The Island

1980

Action / Adventure / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Synopsis


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Cast

Michael Caine as Blair Maynard
David Warner as John David Nau
Brad Sullivan as Stark
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1.02 GB
1280*544
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
P/S 1 / 2
2.11 GB
1920*816
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
P/S 0 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Fella_shibby 7 / 10

The doc shud have at least provided the inbred pirates with flouride laden toothpaste.

I first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs.

Revisited the 115 mins version recently.

I am generous with a 7 cos of the cool n scary poster which had remained on my mind for decades.

Also it is a good action/adventure movie marred by its length n lack of tension.

The muscular arm and hand with a pirate tattoo protruding from the sea clenching a deadly pirate's knife and an island ahead is scary.

Michael Caine's character goes full Rambo mode aft discovering a deck-mounted M2 Machine Gun hidden underneath a tarp. The best part he doesn't show any mercy where even the character Manuel has to take shelter.

His character even gets raped by an island inhabitant and as viewers, we too get to see some boobs.

Reviewed by billyfish 5 / 10

Better seen with a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

30 years out, this has got to be good, dirty fun! Michael Caine plays a straight man throughout, as the modern man kidnapped by real-life pirates of the Caribbean, but he's fun to watch, in spite of how flat the rest of the characters are. I haven't read Benchley's book, but I'd like to believe that it was a bit more realistically painted than this comic-book version. David Warner is completely wasted as the pirate commander, but even so he is an interesting presence on screen. One has to believe that this is a movie worth doing again, perhaps taking it both a bit more seriously and a bit more tongue-in-cheek. The 17th-century pirate lingo was not researched carefully (of course), but that in itself would make for a compelling new version of the story.

Even with all its pitfalls, it's still a watchable movie and I found myself (guiltily) enjoying it. Not bad for a 30-year old movie. I think you'll get a lot more yo ho hos out of it if you watch it with a bottle of rum, me heartie!

Reviewed by rogueisland 7 / 10

Terror on the High C+

Michael Ritchie's telling of Peter Benchley's novel "The Island" is a true study in contrasts. "The Island" stars Michael Caine as Blair Maynard, an investigative reporter from NY in Miami looking into a rash of mysterious disappearances involving pleasure craft near the Caribbean island of Navidad. While on a fishing trip with his son, they are captured by a band of buccaneers directly descended from the fearsome 17th century pirate L'Olonois. The younger Maynard (Jeffrey Frank) is adopted by the murderous clan while Blair is kept alive only long enough for him to act as stud for a widowed pirate wench. Can he escape and rescue his son before he has outlived his usefulness? The contrasts in this film are not so much with the material as with the actors involved. The set-up scenes with the fishermen and the pleasure boaters are acted with the conviction and style of an in-house furniture store commercial. The night scenes are so poorly lit that one might need Braile subtitles to follow the action and the ending is a true letdown. On the other side of the doubloon -- the film is true to Benchley's meticulous research into the habits, tactics, speech and appearance of his piratical villains and Jean David Nau and his crew are well acted by David Warner and others. The pirate colony is an interesting glimpse into how the pirates may have existed in the 1600's and the suspense building up the pirate attacks is heart felt indeed. Not a cinematic masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but for those with a thirst for adventure and an interest in pirates, this movie delivers.

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