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Captive's Island (1966)

Shokei no shima (original title)
Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school. But his plans for vengeance are disturbed when he encounters... See full summary »

Director:

Masahiro Shinoda

Writers:

Shintarô Ishihara, Taijun Takeda (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ikuko Asô Ikuko Asô
Toshimi Hiramatsu Toshimi Hiramatsu
Jôji Hosoda Jôji Hosoda
Shima Iwashita ... Aya, Daigoku's daughter
Toshie Kimura
Kiyoshi Kinoshita Kiyoshi Kinoshita
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu
Yoshio Kubota Yoshio Kubota
Tomoe Matsuda Tomoe Matsuda
Yutaka Matsuura Yutaka Matsuura
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Daigoku (aka Kenuma)
Hiromatsu Miyagi Hiromatsu Miyagi
Akira Nitta Akira Nitta ... Saburo
Shôsuke Oni Shôsuke Oni
Kei Satô
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Storyline

Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school. But his plans for vengeance are disturbed when he encounters a strange and beautiful young woman. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 July 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Captive's Island See more »

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Production Co:

Nissei Theatre See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Suspense and Atmosphere on Remote Japanese Island
17 July 2005 | by djhregSee all my reviews

On the ferry to a small Japanese island, a local asks a mysterious stranger why he is returning. As the story unfolds, we learn about a brutal, isolated war time penal colony for boys the local reform school could not handle...and a mysterious incident that is going to be resolved.

Although this particular story is fiction, the Japanese have a long cultural tradition of "Shimanagashi" (banishment to a remote island) as a correctional method. As such, the story is quite believable in a Japanese context.

The atmosphere at the beginning of the movie was great! The build-up and development of the story is excellent. The photography (shot of Hachijojima south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean) of the isolated colony for "the worst of the boys" is beautiful. Some viewers may find the movie too brutal.


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