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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

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A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Stanley ... Himself - Director
Kier-La Janisse Kier-La Janisse ... Herself - Film Writer
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Himself - Fangoria Magazine
Graham Humphreys Graham Humphreys ... Himself - Concept Designer
Edward R. Pressman ... Himself - Producer
Robert Shaye ... Himself - President, New Line Cinema
Tim Sullivan ... Himself - Script Reader, New Line Cinema
Tim Zinnemann Tim Zinnemann ... Himself - Executive Producer
Fairuza Balk ... Herself - Actress
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... Himself - Special Makeup Effects Artist, Stan Winston Studios
Marco Hofschneider ... Himself - Actor
Rob Morrow ... Himself - Actor
Graham 'Grace' Walker Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Himself - Production Designer (as Graham 'Grace' Walker)
Fiona Mahl Fiona Mahl ... Herself - Actress
Neil Young Neil Young ... Himself - Actor
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A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (Spain) See more »

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Lost Soul: El viaje maldito de Richard Stanley a la isla del Dr. Moreau See more »

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Severin Films See more »
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Richard Stanley has said that the documentary is 60% accurate. He noted that some details happened to different people and some darker events are glossed over. He also said that, contrary to the film, he never had four lumps of sugar in his tea. See more »

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Fairuza Balk: What people choose to do in the name of politics, which means in the name of money - there are no morals. There is no integrity at all. They'd sell their child down the river for money.
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A Fascinating Journey into Madness
12 July 2015 | by kateskyeSee all my reviews

This documentary is an engrossing story about unconventional talent, young ambition and the perils of big-budget film making. I recommend watching The Island of Doctor Moreau (1996) before viewing this film. It will give things context, but it's also an example of a so-bad-it's-fun movie.

The majority of the documentary is an exercise in sharing war stories from a film set plagued with problems. The strangest events are recalled and people weigh in on how things went so wrong and how the trouble could have been prevented, or at least lessened. There is a good number of interviewees and they range from producers to actors to crew members. Director Richard Stanley, of course, takes center stage.

Although it has flaws, such as failing to mention David Thewlis, this is definitely a good watch for fans of similar documentaries like Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991), Lost in La Mancha (2002) and Jodorowsky's Dune (2013).


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