The Island of Dr. Moreau (Blu-ray) PG

A tropical paradise, untouched by man... where a bizarre civilization exists.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,510
Rating: 4/5 -- There are some really strong performances here and an amazing setting; I think what lets this version down is the element of transformation that has proven troublesome for all the film versions of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Full Review
Den of Geek
Sep 26, 2018
The performers display a kind of disciplined intelligence that keeps them from bursting through the style of the film into comic limbo. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 1/5 -- Miscast Lancaster fails to be a compelling figure - either tragic or malevolent - and the entire film collapses around him. Full Review
TV Guide
Sep 26, 2018
Lancaster, despite his ungodly ideas, is given some resonance as a man who thinks his demented work is for the betterment of the human race. York gives one of his best performances, and Barbara Carrera's enigmatic beauty is evocatively treated. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 2.5/4 -- feels more like a made-for-television film than a theatrical feature, despite the lush widescreen cinematography and relatively large-scale action sequences, Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Oct 18, 2017
A couple of unnecessary narrative additions aside, The Island of Doctor Moreau is a well-made adaptation of an important sci-fi novel. Full Review
Starburst
Sep 26, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- Less an exercise in stark horror and moody ambience -- the defining traits of the classic 1932 adaptation Island of Lost Souls, starring Charles Laughton as Dr. Moreau -- and more a straightforward adventure yarn with a sci-fi bent. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jul 4, 2015

Product Description:

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.

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Production 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.
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  • UPC: 738329163228
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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