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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Fairuza Balk Aissa
Marlon Brando Dr. Moreau
Mark Dacascos Lo-Mai
Peter Elliott (II)
Clare Grant
David Thewlis Edward Douglas
Val Kilmer Montgomery
Marco Hofschneider M'Ling
Temuera Morrison Azazello
William Hootkins Kiril
Daniel Rigney Hyena-Swine
Nelson de la Rosa Majai
Peter Elliott Assassimon
Ron Perlman Sayer of the Law
Movie Details
Genre Horror; Science Fiction; Thriller
Director Frankenheimer, John; John Frankenheimer; Richard Stanley
Producer Edward R. Pressman; Claire Rudnick Polstein
Writer H.G. Wells; Richard Stanley
Cinematography William A. Fraker
Musician Gary Chang
Studio New Line Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 100 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 4.4
Previously filmed in 1933 (as Island of Lost Souls) and 1977, the classic H.G. Wells story was filmed again for this graphic 1996 version. The film was roasted by critics, but it's an utterly fascinating failure, largely due to the performances of David Thewlis, Val Kilmer, and especially Marlon Brando in the title role as a mad (and in this case outrageously bizarre) scientist whose experiments in crossbreeding humans with animals have gone terribly awry. Thewlis plays the wayward scholar who is rescued at sea by Kilmer and brought to Moreau's island to discover the doctor's unnatural "children." Fairuza Balk plays Moreau's half-cat daughter, but it's Brando and Kilmer (in one scene doing a killer Brando impersonation) who steal the show, along with the astounding makeup effects created by Stan Winston. A guilty pleasure by any measure, this movie has definite cult-favorite potential, and in addition to offering a "director's cut" with previously unseen footage, the DVD includes audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer, who replaced the original director on short notice and completed this film under highly stressful conditions. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 402
Collection Status In Collection
DVD Carousel Carousel 11
Slot 63
Links Amazon US
Movie Collector Connect
Product Details
Edition Unrated Director's Cut
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 794043444425
Release Date 8/20/1997
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interactive Menus Unrated Director's Cut "Star Highlights" On-Screen Interviews Scene Access Original Theatrical Trailer International Trailer Cast Bios & Filmographies