Battle of Blood Island
|Battle of Blood Island|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joel Rapp|
|Produced by||Stanley Bickman|
|Written by||Joel Rapp|
|Based on||Expect the Vandals by Philip Roth|
|Music by||Fred Katz|
|Cinematography||Jacques R. Marquette|
|Edited by||Carlo Lodato|
San Juan Productions
Battle of Blood Island is a 1960 American World War II war film filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Joel Rapp. It was based on the 1958 short story Expect the Vandals by Philip Roth. Filmgroup released the film, as a double feature with Ski Troop Attack.
Roger Corman appears at the end of the movie as an American soldier.
Corman put up $31,129.31 of the budget with $14,000 provided by Stan Bickman and Joel Rapp. The movie was shot in Puerto Rico at the same time as two other Corman productions: Last Woman on Earth and Creature from the Haunted Sea.
Corman later said that "it turned out very nicely; it was a good little picture."
- Beach Red (1967)
- Fred Olen Ray, The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors, McFarland, 1991, p 35-36
- Derek Royal, 'The Blood before the Stain: An Interview with Joel Rapp', Philip Roth Studies 2.1 (2006): 3-11. accessed 15 June 2012
- Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 139
- Battle of Blood Island on IMDb
- Battle of Blood Island is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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