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The Camp on Blood Island(1958)

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The opening and closing onscreen cast credits differ slightly in order. The film opens with the following written assertion: "This is not just a story-It is based on the truth." Although the Variety review also states that the picture was "based on a real life incident," the New York Times review discounts that supposition, noting that Camp on Blood Island was "a simple atrocity film, featuring a caricature of Japanese prison commanders that became pass with the Japanese surrender." According to a September 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item, the film was shot at the Bray Studios in England. The Camp on Blood Island was one of several Hammer productions that were part of a co-financing arrangement with Columbia. A November 1958 Daily Variety news item noted that the Japanese government sent a letter to Columbia protesting the film's depiction of the Japanese officers. The opening and closing onscreen cast credits differ slightly in order. The film oepns with the following written assertion: "This is not just a story-It is based on the truth." Although the Variety review states that the picture was "based on a real life incident," none of the reviews