The Camp on Blood Island (1958)





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For some reason, this Hammer Studios war melodrama was singled out for constant ridicule by the Monty Python troupe. The story is set at a brutal Japanese POW camp, where sadism is a way of life (the first scene is of a hapless prisoner being forced to dig his own grave). The evil commandant (played by non-Japanese Ronald Radd) has sworn to wipe out all the inmates if Japan loses the war. The English prisoners know that this has already happened, thus they're forced to keep the news secret from their captors-at least until they can stage a daring escape. The portrayal of the Japanese race in Camp on Blood Island is hardly conducive to the cause of political correctness. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Columbia Pictures


Carl Mohner
as Piet Van Elst
André Morell
as Colonel Lambert
Edward Underdown
as Major Dawes
Walter Fitzgerald
as Cyril Beatie
Michael Goodliffe
as Father Anjou
Phil Brown
as Lt. Bellami
Barbara Shelley
as Kate Keiller
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Too grim a World War II drama about a sadistic POW camp to be entertaining."

Full Review… | November 12, 2012
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