Surprisingly for a cannibal film this one features minimal violence towards animals, therefore it is somewhat more bearable even though it might not be classed as up there with the 'best'. There is of course some fairly nasty violence and gore, often of a sexual nature, that I'm surprised was left intact for the 88 Films release. On top of that, there's a lot of nudity and sex which should please fans of Laura Gemser. If women aren't fingering themselves they're fingering each other, or enticing men to mate with them. Lurid material then but at least it helps prevent boredom. The adventure aspect is, as with many of these films, the factor that makes or breaks the storyline itself, and this one summits with a grand escape from the island by the survivors after a hellish journey that claims almost everyone.
Gianfranco Couyoumdjian also produced both films, and Dr Butcher himself, Donald O'Brien, appears in both in nefarious roles. A lot of coincidences then, it's no wonder they feel like they're both taking place on the same island at times.
As mentioned, surprisingly 88 Films have got this film through apparently without any cuts for a UK Blu-ray release. It runs around 92 minutes, longer than the previous British cinema release and its subsequent video counterparts, albeit a few seconds shorter than the old Shriek Show DVD (I understand none of the gore is affected). It looks pretty good for what it is, in widescreen and with a choice between Italian or English language audio (unfortunately you have to choose between them on the main menu rather than being able to switch in film, but at least the option is there). English subtitles are available while extras are limited to trailers, alternate credits, a postcard (in the pack) and reversible cover.