For the 24th week of 2022 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We go into the subject of island movies as it all play into films set in islands and such. A place where people can be isolated and be free from the trappings of society or a place that is essentially one’s private Hell. Then, there’s those films that have no plot as they’re all just an excuse to show ass and titties. Here are my three picks:
1. Savage Beach From the late, great Andy Sidaris is one of his quintessential film about two DEA agents who are trapped in a storm as they crash onto an island that supposedly feature lost gold that the Japanese had hidden back in World War II. While waiting for help, the ladies skinny-dip while later dealing with some nefarious drug dealers who want the gold as all hell breaks loose. Beautiful movie. Guns, boobies, beautiful locations. What more could a guy want?
2. Dinosaur Island From the legendary Roger Corman and two of softcore cinema’s great auteurs in Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski is a B-movie schlock fest about a group of military airmen who land on a mysterious woman that is largely inhabited by tribal women as they all have to deal with dinosaurs wreaking havoc. Along the way, three of the soldiers get it on with these fine ladies as well as prove they are be all they can be when it comes to killing off dinosaurs and getting laid.
3. Survival Island While this film doesn’t actually feature an original scenario since it is a lower-budget version of Guy Ritchie’s remake of Swept Away but with an extra man involved. It is a film in which a yachting accident leaves a rich woman and a cook stranded on an island while her husband also arrives as the rich couple lack survival skills while the cook knows how to survive. Alas, sexual tension emerge between the cook and the rich woman as it would create trouble. It isn’t a great film though it does feature a hammy performance from Billy Zane as well as some nice topless scenes from Kelly Brook.
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