The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)
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This remake of the 1977 film stars Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and Dragonheart's David Thewlis. Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau (Brando) has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience".
Through DNA experimentation Dr. Moreau has upset the balance of nature. By turning animals into humans, he's turned heaven into hell.
Title: Island Of Dr. Moreau, The
Release Date: August 23, 1996
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Indonesian
IMDB Rating: 4.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: Unrated
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, horror and gore involving mutant creatures.
fired, replaced by John Frankenheimer)
David Thewlis ...Edward Douglas
Fairuza Balk ...Aissa
Ron Perlman ...Sayer of the Law
Marlon Brando ...Dr. Moreau
Val Kilmer ...Montgomery
Marco Hofschneider ...M'Ling
Temuera Morrison ...Azazello
William Hootkins ...Kiril
Daniel Rigney ...Hyena-Swine
Nelson de la Rosa ...Majai
Peter Elliott ...Assassimon
Mark Dacascos ...Lo-Mai
Miguel Lopez ...Waggdi
Neil young ...Boar Man
David Hudson ...Bison Man
Clare Grant ...Fox Lady
Kitty Silver ...Sow Lady #1
Fiona Mahl ...Sow Lady #2
Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo ...Captain (as Agoes Soedjarvo)
Ron Vreeken ...Soldier #1
Lou Horvath ...Soldier #2
Richard Stanley ...Melting bulldog
Claire Rudnick Polstein
Edward R. Pressman
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More Movie Taglines:
- Through DNA experimentation Dr. Moreau has upset the balance of nature. By turning animals into humans, he's turned heaven into hell.
- On a remote ISLAND in the South Pacific, the balance OF nature has been upset by the experiments of DR. MOREAU... with the key of science he's unlocked the gates of hell.
- The gates of hell are unlocked.
- Hyena-Swine: There is no pain, there is no law!
Edward Douglas: Are you a doctor? Montgomery: Well, I'm more of a vet.
[On why Dr. Moreau left the U.S] Montgomery: Animal rights activists drove him out of the States. Got so bad you couldn't cage a rat without reading him his rights.
Dr. Moreau: I have seen the devil in my microscope, and I have chained him.
Dr. Moreau: Permit me Mr.Douglas, to tell you something of the Devil as I've come to know him. The Devil is that element in human nature, that impels us to destroy and debase. Edward Douglas: And what are you about upon this island but destruction and debasement. Dr. Moreau: Oh well, I can tell you very plainly... [Majai interrupts by putting his foot on the dinner table to which Dr.Moreau reacts] Dr. Moreau: No please, don't do that. [Majai removes foot from table] Dr. Moreau: For 17 years I have been striving to create a... some measure of refinement in the human species you see. And it is here, on this very island, that I sir, have found the very essence of the Devil. Edward Douglas: What do you mean? Dr. Moreau: I've seen the Devil, in my microscope and I have chained him, and I suppose you could say in a sense metaphorically speaking, I have cut him to pieces. The Devil, Mr.Douglas, I've found is nothing more than a tiresome collection of genes, and it is with great assurance that I can tell you, that Lucifer, Son of Morning is no more.
- Marlon Brando wore a small radio receiver to aid him remembering his lines. Co-star David Thewlis claimed "He'd be in the middle of a scene and suddenly he'd be picking up police messages and Marlon would repeat, 'There's a robbery at Woolworths'."
David Thewlis has vowed never to watch the finished product of the film, it was such a negative experience making it. He skipped its opening premeire.
John Frankenheimer was tapped to take over as director by New Line Cinema after Richard Stanley was fired after four days of shooting.
After being fired by the studio, original director Richard Stanley was rumored to have prevailed upon the makeup crew to turn him into one of the background mutants, so that he could at least keep tabs on the making of his dream project. He supposedly did not unmask himself until the wrap party.
Barbara Steele originally had a small role as Dr. Moreau's ex-wife. The character was written out of John Frankenheimer's version of the script.
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