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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror  |  13 July 1977 (USA)
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island with a mad scientist.

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A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A tropical paradise, untouched by man... where a bizarre civilization exists. See more »


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A Ilha do Dr. Moreau  »

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Second of two back-to-back sci-fi/horror films for actress Barbara Carrera who had appeared in the previous year's Embryo (1976). Both pictures were produced by Sandy Howard and included three of the same make-up department personnel. See more »

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When Braddock is seen rowing towards the island in the beginning of the film his shirt is dry, but as he jumps off the boat into the surf it is now completely wet. See more »

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Andrew Braddock: [to Moreau] What in the name of God are you doing?
Montgomery: Don't worry, Braddock. You'll get over it - just like I did!
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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
(Papageno's Aria from "Die Zauberflöte" K.620)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Island of the Damned

If you saw this as a kid, you always thought it was a classic. Although it doesn't hold up when one is an adult so much, it is still a decent flick to watch if you sprained your ankle and can't get out of the house. The plot concerns a stranded engineer (York) of a freighter that lands on a remote island that is inhabited by strange creatures. Lancaster is superb as the ingenious Dr Monreau who is a gifted geneticist and biologist who wants to merge animals with man to get the perfect creation that only science can manufacture. He is obviously a disciple of Nietzsche and Spencer. There is a creepiness about the island that the film manages to sustain throughout. The make-up is excellent and the beast men are rather frightening (not recommended for children under 7). Basheart plays the sayer of the law, who as an aged and wisdom filled creature whom attempts to dissuade complete anarchy amongst the beast men. Not a bad production.


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