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A still from The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

The Camp on Blood Island

1958 | United Kingdom | 82 min
  • Watched on Tue Nov 10, 2020 via Blu-ray (2018 | Powerhouse Films)
    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    André Morell plays a stiff sergeant leading a group of POWs in a Japanese prison camp ruled by cartoonishly sadistic jailers. There’s a great twist that pits Morell against a ticking clock and propels the film along. This isn’t high drama ala The Bridge on the River Kwai, just well-executed exploitation that delivers the goods thanks to a commanding turn by Morell and director Val Guest’s formal economy.

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