Island of Dr. Moreau (Region 1 DVD)

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In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport). Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an "honored guest" (prisoner) on that island, he is finds his contacts with the natives increasingly disturbing, for they are not like any men he has ever seen. Eventually it transpires that these "men" are experimental reconstructions from wild animals made by a particularly sinister scientist, Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster). He feels that he is in danger from the animal/men and from Dr. Moreau himself and does not know where to turn. This story was also filmed in 1933 as The Island of Lost Souls, starring Charles Laughton as the monomaniacal Dr. Moreau and was remade yet again in 1996 with Marlon Brando in the title role.

Product Details

Barcode
887090137119
Department
Movies & TV
Released
29 Aug 2017
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Horror
Region
Region 1
Studio
Olive Films
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Island of Dr. Moreau
Release Year
1977
Running Time
99 min
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Animals / Killer / Mad Doctor / Theatrical Release
Language
English
Synopsis
Lancaster gives a memorable performance as the demented Doctor Moreau who performs bizarre genetic experiments on animals--turning them into man-beasts known as humanimals. His experiments continue uninterrupted until a mariner named Braddock shipwrecks on Moreau's island. Shocked by the immoral nature of Moreau's work, Braddock tries to stop the mad Doctor but finds that he has an army of humanimals to reckon with first. Based on H.G. Wells' 1896 novel.
Notes
Remake of the 1933 film "Island of Lost Souls" directed by Erle C. Kenton.

Produced by Cinema 77.

Shot in Movielab color on St. Croix and the US Virgin Islands.

Additonal cast: John Gillespie (Tigerman) and Fumio Demura (Hyenaman).

Animals provided by Enchanted Village, Inc.; Titles and opticals by Pacific Title.

Distributed on video by GoodTimes in their Platinum Series.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Cast & Crew
Director
Don Taylor
Star
Richard Basehart / Gary Baxley / Barbara Carrera / David Cass / Nick Cravat / Nigel Davenport / Fumio Demura / John Gillespie / Burt Lancaster / Bob Ozman / Michael York
Composer
Laurence Rosenthal
Producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff / Skip Steloff / John Temple-Smith
Director of Photography
Gerry Fisher
Editor
Marion Rothman
Production Designer
Philip M. Jefferies
Writer
Al Ramrus / John Herman Shaner
Movie Critics
New York Times
"...A Saturday night movie that needn't be ashamed to come out the rest of the week....[Carrera is] a sacred mystery of life all by herself."
Vincent Canby (14 Jul 1977, p.12)