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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

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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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13 July 1977 (USA)  »

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A Ilha do Dr. Moreau  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was made and released about eighty-one years after its source novel of the same name by H.G. Wells had been first published in 1896. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Moreau: How does a cell become enslaved to a form, to a destiny it can never change? Can we change that destiny?
Andrew Braddock: Should we?
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Version of Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

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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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5 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend and I rented The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). We both enjoyed it and thought the make-up was outstanding. There is some good acting and the story was close to Wells's novel. The remake was awful. This one is much better, so if you want to see a good science fiction movie rent this one. You won't be dissapointed. 7 out of 10.


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