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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
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Marlon Brando's performance as Dr. Moreau inspired the character of Dr. Alphonse Mephesto, a mad scientist with a dwarf sidekick, on South Park (1997). Dr. Mephesto bears a striking resemblance to Brando's appearance in his later career, his Hawaiian shirt owing to his life in Tahiti. His voice is also patterned after Brando. Although he frequently appeared in early episodes of the show, the character was eventually relegated to background cameos. See more »
Montgomery's shirt, when he is ripping pages out of a book, is blue. However, When Azazello takes the gun from his hunting vest, his shirt is white See more »
Well, things didn't work out. Moreau wanted to turn animals into humans and humans into gods. But it's instinct and reason, instinct and reason. What's reason to a dog?
To hunt. To kill, master. To run with the pack.
I wanna go to Dog Heaven!
[Azazello shoots Montgomery]
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The director's cut contains 4 extra minutes of footage including an expanded intro in the Java sea, a more gruesome end for 'The Father', and other small enhancements See more »
This is one of my favourite movies. I'm a fan of H.G. Wells' books and I think this movie is true to the book. It's much better than the 1977 version. Brando does a great job and Thewlis instantly became one of my favourite actors. Fairuza Balk is absolutely gorgeous!
Wells' stories are surprisingly advanced and mature. Island of Dr. Moreau and War of the Worlds were completely believable, unlike some of the modern adaptations of his works (e.g. the movie Independence Day). Considering that this story was written in the late 1800s, it's held up quite well and is more relevant than ever.
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