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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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Richard Stanley ... Self - Director
Kier-La Janisse Kier-La Janisse ... Self - Film Writer
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Self - Fangoria Magazine
Graham Humphreys Graham Humphreys ... Self - Concept Designer
Edward R. Pressman ... Self - Producer
Robert Shaye ... Self - President, New Line Cinema
Tim Sullivan ... Self - Script Reader, New Line Cinema
Tim Zinnemann Tim Zinnemann ... Self - Executive Producer
Fairuza Balk ... Self - Actress
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... Self - Special Makeup Effects Artist, Stan Winston Studios
Marco Hofschneider ... Self - Actor
Rob Morrow ... Self - Actor
Graham 'Grace' Walker Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Self - Production Designer (as Graham 'Grace' Walker)
Fiona Mahl Fiona Mahl ... Self - Actress
Neil Young ... Self - 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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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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Tim Sullivan: The buzz is just, you know, you walk through the hall and just hear, "Did you hear about... oh my god! Richard Stanley climbed into a tree today and wouldn't come down!"
Fairuza Balk: What? This was... wait. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Back the gravy train up! When did he supposedly climb this tree and not come down?
[told off camera]
Fairuza Balk: At the end of the shooting day! He- he climbed a tree and wouldn't come down? After shooting a long shoot day and needing to get up and 5 am to shoot the next day? "No, I'm gonna stay...
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Crazy ...
20 October 2014 | by kosmaspSee 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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6 November 2015 (Spain) See more »

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