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Story

The Island of Doctor Moreau is a remake of 1932's Island of Lost Souls and, of course, an adaptation of H.G. Wells's classic tale of the dangers of playing God. Shipwreck victim Andrew (Michael York) washes up on a tropical island and is taken in by Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster), who lords over a compound staffed by some distinctly odd-looking servants. Also along for the ride are the mysteriously beautiful Maria, menacing shadows in the jungle, and lots and lots of cages in the House of Pain. While not as eerily creepy as its predecessor, The Island of Doctor Moreau has some fun makeup tricks and a good tiger fight or two, not to mention a thorough discussion of legal nuance by the island's "natives" ("What is the law?" "Not to walk on all fours!"). Definitely a fine afternoon's entertainment. Remade in 1996 with Marlon Brando. --Ali Davis

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Burt LancasterDr. Paul Moreau
Michael YorkAndrew Braddock
Nigel DavenportMontgomery
Barbara CarreraMaria
Richard BasehartSayer of the Law

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Don Taylor
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 99 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 13, 1977
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 28, 2001
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