I love this film! I recommend this film to almost anyone willing to listen to me babble on about how much fun this film is. I watch this film on a regular basis and I never get tired of watching the film.
Starring, Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray, Niall MacGinnis, Eddie Byrne and Sam Kydd, this film tells the tale of a small village that suddenly discovers a body void of any bone. When the local Dr is stumped, he heads to London and recruits Dr Stanley and Dr West to accompany him back to the island in hope that they may hold the answer to the mutilated body. When they have little success in discovering why the body has been relieved of the bones, they head to a nearby Dr's research lab on the island that is working on a cure for cancer. What they discover is more dead bodies and no bones within those corpses. Wading through the research team's paperwork, they find that while a noble venture, the team didn't find a cure for cancer, but rather, developed a life form, called, Silicates and these Silicates live on the bones of humans and animals. The hard-shelled creatures divide after so many hours and the small group releaizes that if a way to destroy these beasts isn't discovered, soon, the entire island will be overrun with the beasties and all hope will be lost.
Remember, this is a 1966 film, so gore is almost no factor at all, but the bone-sucking audio is rather gruesome! Sadly, this Region 2 disc does have a small edit to the film, but all in all, if you are a fan of Peter Cushing or 60s sci-fi, you must seek this DVD out.