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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

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Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience". Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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The gates of hell are unlocked. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, horror and gore involving mutant creatures | See all certifications »

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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla del Dr. Moreau  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,101,987 (USA) (25 August 1996)

Gross:

$27,663,982 (USA) (3 November 1996)
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Trivia

The ship's name was originally Ipencacuanha, in H.G. Wells's book. The filmmakers changed it to Ombak Penari. In Malay/Indonesian language, Ombak Penari translates directly as Wave Dancer (ombak means wave, penari means dancer). However, to make it grammatically accurate, the phrase should be Penari Ombak instead of the other way round. See more »

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When Montgomery is putting the rabbits in the cage. See more »

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Hyena-Swine: There is no pain, there is no law!
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Referenced in Warehouse 13: Time Will Tell (2010) See more »

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3 Thoughts
Written and arranged by Blixa Bargeld, Mark Chung, F. M. Einheit, Alexander Hacke & N. U. Unruh (Copyright Freibank Music)
Performed by Einsturzende Neubauten
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don't believe the bad reviews
30 May 2003 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

I still don't understand why this film generates such negative reviews. What is it people were expecting? Maybe people still don't get Brando. Brando doesn't "act," he just IS and he's never been one for memorizing lines; it's never been about the words he says anyway, so why shouldn't he have the lines taped to the table, to the foreheads of other actors, etc. It's all about how he gestures and becomes the part and maybe just says whatever comes into his head as the character anyway.

I will admit it took me two viewings before I got into the film myself, but I've seen it more than 10 times by now and it still holds up. It's beautifully photographed for one thing and the tension on the set between the actors -- especially Val Kilmer and Brando adds to the tension of the film itself. If for no other reason than to see the original "Minnie Me" in action, rent this and try to keep an open mind.


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