(205) MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND (1981) Peter Cushing/Paul Naschy
original Spanish title MISTERIO EN LA ISLA DE LOS MONSTRUOS [Mystery
on Island of Monsters]
J. Piquer Simon
· Ian Sera
· David Hatton
Kolderup (Peter Cushing) buys a tropical island for five million dollars
[based on speculation of a massive treasure in gold, as reported by explorer/pirate
Flynt (Paul Naschy)]. The rival of industrialist Kolderup is a man named
Taskinar (Terence Stamp). He also wanted the island, but was outbid in
the auction. Mr Kolderup's nephew, Jeff (Ian Sera), is planning to get
married soon but wants "to see the world and become a man first."
He and his teacher, Professor Artelect (David Hatton), accept Kolderup's
offer for them to explore his newly acquired island. But Taskinar plans
to make their adventure much more dangerous than expected. They are soon
stranded on the remote island teeming with prehistoric creatures and gold-hunting
Very loosely based on the Jules Verne novel Mysterious Island,
this one is actually an everything-including-the-kitchen-sink adventure
yarn with mostly extended cameos by the three 'lead' actors. But
for genre fans of Peter Cushing and Paul Naschy, this is must-see entertainment.
From the Spanish director J. Piquer Simon of SUPERSONIC
Spanish film in English language;
widescreen format, (100 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.