SURVIVAL ISLAND (THREE) (director/writer: Stewart Raffill; cinematographer: Tony Imi; editor: Nick Rotundo; music: Richard A. Harvey; cast: Billy Zane (Jack), Kelly Brook (Jennifer), Juan Pablo Di Pace (Manuel), Tod Collins (Bill), Gabrielle Jourdan (Gail), Gary ‘Tex’ Brockette (Captain Richards), Isabelle Costantini (Maggie Richards); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Robert Velo/Heinz Thym / Jimmy de Brabant/Michael Dounaev; Thema; 2005-USA/UK/Luxembourg)
“If all you care about is catching the sexy Brook in a bikini, there’s enough of her shown to forget how bad the film is.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
A direct-to-video exploitation film. Writer-director Stewart Raffill (“Croc”/”Grizzly Falls”) is the creative force behind this trashy low-budget pic, that’s poorly directed, acted and written.
Manny (Juan Pablo Di Pace) is an Hispanic crew-hand on a yacht who argues on the dock with his fiery girlfriend and returns her slap to the face with his. In turn the girl departs and casts a voodoo spell on him.
The captain (Gary ‘Tex’ Brockette) charted the boat to the obnoxious rich businessman Jack (Billy Zane) and his gorgeous wife Jenny (Kelly Brook). On the water for a day, the hunky Manny gets canned for a bad attitude and in anger throws a kitchen towel on the hot stove accidentally causing the boat to burn down.
Jenny swims ashore on a deserted island, unfortunately the captain dies before he can make it ashore. Manny also makes it to safety, and buries the captain and builds a shelter.. The next day he uses a homemade spear to fish underwater. He also encourages her to swim in the buff with him.
Two days later a delirious Jack washes up ashore, and when he regains his strength he’s jealous of what his wife and Manny were doing together the last few days. A love triangle develops, and the suspense supposedly builds to see who survives.
If all you care about is catching the sexy Brook in a bikini, there’s enough of her shown to forget how bad the film is.
REVIEWED ON 3/30/2017 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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