Caribbean island of St Joseph's echoes with the Vicious Crack
of the split-tongued Whip called the Dragonard!
Two Complete Movies in a Special Estended DVD Package
starring: Oliver Reed · Eartha Kitt · Annabel Schofield
· Claudia Udy · Patrick Warburton
MASTER OF DRAGONARD HILL (1987)
starring: Oliver Reed · Eartha Kitt · Herbert Lom ·
Kimberly Sessions · Claudia Udy · Patrick Warburton
Here are two complete
films [shot back to back] based on the bestselling books by Rupert Gilchrist.
Both benefit from essentially the same cast continuing their nefarious
exploits on the British controlled slave island of St Jopseph's circa
1747. And both movies are stylishly directed by French filmmaker Gerard
Kikoine. Oliver Reed is the raving Captain Shanks while Eartha Kitt is
Naomi, the owner of a posh bordello.
However, the real
story (in #1) deals with handsome rebellious political prisoner, Richard
Abdee, a white man who is auctioned off as a slave. After getting caught
having sex with his master's wife, he is sentenced to 100 lashes from
the dreaded Dragonard whip. The sentence was thought to be fatal
[no one had lived beyond 75 lashes], but Abdee survives and later joins
black slaves in an island revolt.
Lots of sleaze, a
commanding scene-chewing performance from Oliver Reed and a number of
very nasty whip scenes accentuate the impact of #2. The story centers
on Reed's Captain Shanks who murders a man after losing a fortune to him
at the poker table. However, the man's daughter accuses a black slave
of the murder after the stud bolted during a sexual rendezvous All the
confusion allows Captain Shanks to get himself appointed Governor of the
island and he abuses his power mercilessly.
French/American coproduction in English language; two complete films;
fullscreen format, uncut versions (93 + 92 min.), DVD encoded for ALL
REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT, playable on any American machine.
Intended for Mature Audiences