He delivered the goods no matter what genre he decided to touch. As the Pacific War draws to an end, the commandant of the Blood Island prisoner-of-war camp has let it be known that should Japan surrender, he will order the massacre of the entire captive population. Michael Ripper as a Japanese person? Yeah it's stupid but perhaps if the story had been developed more and was more thought out it wouldn't seem so ridiculous. Director Guest keeps the film moving as he always does. This type of lazy plotting grates It should also be pointed out that despite using Oriental actors as Japanese guards the two main characters are played by British actors Patrick Wymark and Michael Ripper both of whom are absolutely laughable. For example the lazy plotting where the Japanese commanding officer proclaims that at least one of the prisoners knows about this female agent.
True people can hide in plain sight but as it stands here it's a ridiculous idea There's other annoying aspects to the story. Knowing that once the Japanese discover that news, the prisoners realize they are expendable and race against time to escape the blood bath. The story is compelling and fairly well done but the casting is ridiculous. Now he knows that a female agent is in he area because she's been spotted by villagers but there's no way he'd know that she's made contact with one of the prisoners. All of the screenshots and other images used on this site are solely for promotional purposes and are copyrighted to their respective owners.
Hammer fans will notice such familiar faces as Andre Morell, Richard Wordsworth, Michael Gwynn, Michael Ripper, and Barbara Shelley. 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 is hardly conducive to the cause of political correctness. Marne Maitland God bless him as Capt. On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine's plane is shot down near such a prison camp.
Sakamura , so closely resembles Pee-Wee Herman it actually is disturbingly fascinating. It's a film I've never seen broadcast on telly and Mike insinuates it's only been shown once late at night in the 1970s. For some reason, this Hammer Studios war melodrama was singled out for constant ridicule by the troupe. Written by Considering this film is 50 years old you'd expect it to have more than 50 votes and one comment. The men hide her among them, but when the Japanese threaten them with torture, their morale weakens. Considering Japanese war crimes were on a par with the Nazis and would easily be remembered when this film was made you're left with a feeling that can best be described as tasteless.
The film looks pretty tame today. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops.
When the prisoners hear through underground sources that Japan has indeed surrendered, they mobilise themselves to try to prevent the news reaching the commandant. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. Hammer Films dipped into many genres in the late fifties and brought their Horror formula to pirate and war movies. Colonel Lambert Morell , the authoritarian self-appointed leader of the prisoners, deems that they must sabotage communications between the camp and the outside world, and arm themselves in however makeshift a way in readiness for a final showdown. .
Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , ». Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. It is up to Lambert and his cohorts to keep the Japanese officers from finding out about the Allies, while arming the prisoners in case the guards learn the truth. British actors such as Marne Maitland and Ronald Radd don oriental makeup to achieve the villainy and Carl Mohner and Andre Morell achieve the heroics. You'll also spot a cameo from burly Milton Reid.
If there is one director in need of an in depth retrospective of his art, it is Val Guest. The evil commandant played by non-Japanese has sworn to wipe out all the inmates if Japan loses the war. Some screenshots may be considered to be spoilers. . .