Saturday, November 9, 2013
Island of Doomed Men - Peter Lorre is a Bad Bad Man
So this guy (Lorre) owns an island... Dead Man's Island to be exact. He takes ex-cons and enslaves them, forcing them to do his bidding. This whole place is wrapped in an electric fence with malicious, malficent guards on every corner. Well an undercover agent gets on the island and is trying to break up the story and get the bad guy. Guess what happens? He falls in love (because in 1940 every movie is also a love story). Can he escape Dead Man's Island and take down Peter Lorre? Again, it's 1940... what do you think is going to happen?
This release looks fine and has minimal extras. You're paying for a disc that essentially allows you to collect an older movie that is somewhat less popular. The cover is the classic movie poster (without Sony Choice Collection border which made this reviewer happy). If you enjoy Lorre and want to see what happens when he wasn't paired with Bogart or Vincent Price or Fritz Lang then check it out.
Island of Doomed Men is available now.
From the bowels and brains of American International to the rib cage and eye sockets of Amicus, Doc Terror will write your eyes shut from the prehistory to the post apocalypse of horror.Doc Terror is a contributor to The Liberal Dead and The Dead Air Podcast.