The Island of Dr. Moreau [DVD] [1977]

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Special Features

  • "The Island of Dr. Moreau as Theological Grotesque" by Gorman Beauchamp
  • Audio Commentary with Jeff Belanger and Dr. Dreck
  • Trailer


The Island of Dr. Moreau
In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport). Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an "honored guest" (prisoner) on that island, he is finds his contacts with the natives increasingly disturbing, for they are not like any men he has ever seen. Eventually it transpires that these "men" are experimental reconstructions from wild animals made by a particularly sinister scientist, Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster). He feels that he is in danger from the animal/men and from Dr. Moreau himself and does not know where to turn. This story was also filmed in 1933 as The Island of Lost Souls, starring Charles Laughton as the monomaniacal Dr. Moreau and was remade yet again in 1996 with Marlon Brando in the title role. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Moreau
  • Michael York
    Michael York - Braddock
  • Nigel Davenport
    Nigel Davenport - Montgomery
  • Barbara Carrera
    Barbara Carrera - Maria
  • Richard Basehart
    Richard Basehart - Sayer Of The Law

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