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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

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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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David Thewlis and Ron Perlman were both approached to be interviewed in this documentary, but turned said offers down. 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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Another Great Plagued Production Doc
23 February 2015 | by SportingGentSee all my reviews

Like Hearts of Darkness and Lost in La Mancha, Lost Soul is an excellent documentary in which the cast and crew tell the story of a troubled production.

The Island of Dr. Moreau is a serviceable, much-maligned movie about a mad scientist who combines humans and animals to make freakish humanoids. The production was infamously difficult, though the gritty details were widely inaccessible to the public.

Told through the recollection of some--but not all--of the various cast and crew involved in this movie, Lost Souls delivers the intricate story of this notorious film. Those curious about the origins of Brando's choice to wear an ice bucket on his head, or the casting and director changes during filming, are in for a treat. This doc will definitely have you grinning ear-to-ear at the nuttiness of it all.


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