Release dateDecember 5, 1980 (1980-12-05) CastVanity (Tanya (as D.D. Winters)), Richard Sargent (Lobo), Mariette Levesque (Kelly), Don McLeod (Blue (as Don McCloud)), Donny Burns (Blue's Voice (voice)) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, The Hot Nights of Linda, Jamon Jamon, Zandalee, Taken 3
TaglineWhere her wildest fantasies turned to terror.
Vanity in tanya s island
Tanya's Island is a 1980 Canadian-American fantasy film directed by Alfred Sole. It stars Denise "Vanity" Matthews as a young woman caught up in a love-triangle with her aggressive boyfriend and a wild ape-man on an imaginary tropical island. Vanity made this film using the alias "D.D. Winters." The ape-suit was created by Rick Baker and Rob Bottin, with special effects contributions from Steve Johnson.
Tanya (Vanity) is a female model who lives with her boyfriend Lobo (Richard Sargent), a surrealist painter who is extremely violent. Subjected to Lobo's constant abuse, Tanya dreams of escaping to a desert island, and her dream comes true. The only other person on her island is an enormous blue-eyed man-ape (played by Don McLeod and voiced by Donny Burns) who emerged from one of Lobo's paintings. Tanya befriends the beast and nicknames him "Blue." Soon she begins to feels a strange attraction to the creature, which makes Lobo increasingly jealous in the real world. He becomes determined to capture the man-ape and put it in a cage.