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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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... Himself - Director
Kier-La Janisse ... Herself - Film Writer
Michael Gingold ... Himself - Fangoria Magazine
Graham Humphreys ... Himself - Concept Designer
... Himself - Producer
... Himself - President, New Line Cinema
... Himself - Script Reader, New Line Cinema
Tim Zinnemann ... Himself - Executive Producer
... Herself - Actress
... Himself - Special Makeup Effects Artist, Stan Winston Studios
... Himself - Actor
... Himself - Actor
Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Himself - Production Designer (as Graham 'Grace' Walker)
Fiona Mahl ... Herself - Actress
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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When being interviewed on a podcast, Ron Perlman said that he declined being part of this documentary because he didn't want to say anything negative because he didn't know everything that happened between the fallout between Richard Stanley and New Line. He did say that for the short amount of time that they had, he loved working with Stanley and wished that he could've stayed on the project. 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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Crazy ...
20 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Maybe one of the things I'm missing, are sound bits from a few more players (actors), like Ron Pearlman, who also was in the original movie. You were expecting Val Kilmer not to take part in this (although he was asked of course). But those things are not really that important, especially considering how great the movie is built and edited. The mayhem that ensued seems to have been inevitable in some sense, but is still very gripping.

There is faults on more than one set of shoulders and maybe the other movie might not have been a better "Island of Dr. Mureau" movie than the one we finally got. But it most definitely would have been crazier (yes it's possible) and might have given a very creative guy some power to fulfill his other visions. A man suffice to say that sort of was not ready for that big a project of course.

And this duality and all the gray areas (plus all those great anecdotes, hoping there will be a few more on a future disc release without them having to cut anything out of the movie we had the pleasure watching at Frightfest) in the movie, make it great. Fun and light and over before you know it ...


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