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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With all of the production's delays, changes and problems, Shane Mahan and the rest of the SWS team wound up being in Australia for six months -- three months longer than originally scheduled. "It was the most grueling six months imaginable. Still, as tough as it was, I have fond memories of that show. The whole thing was an adventure. I knew, even as it was going on, that I'd never be on a show like that again. Steven Spielberg was never going to sneak onto one of his sets wearing a mask and costume!" "We did a lot of good work for Island of Dr. Moreau," added Stan Winston, "but it never really came together in terms of how our creations were shot. Frankly, it was a show that I hid from. It was probably the biggest show we'd ever done that I never even showed up on the set for. I just put poor Shane out there and let them tear him apart!" See more »
When Montgomery is putting the rabbits in the cage. See more »
Island of Dr. Moreau added to Doctor Rock's Essential Viewing List
This movie, by definition, must be added to the Essential Viewing list if only to see Marlon Brando in what must be one of his last roles before the actual logistics of transporting him became an insurmountable problem for production. This combined with Val Kilmer as the drug dispensing Montgomery and being filmed in Australia, in addition to the amazing afro/counter rhythm strong sound track demands it a place in the realm of essential viewing. I feel confident that H.G. Wells would approve of the rewrite of his material too, in concept at least. Notable studies in concepts of ethics and mixed moralities.
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