|The Island of Dr. Moreau|
|Title:||The Island of Dr. Moreau|
|Directed by:||Don Taylor|
|Written by:||Al Ramrus|
John Herman Shaner
|Produced by:||Samuel Z. Arkoff; Sandy Howard; Skip Steloff; John Temple-Smith|
|Music by:||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Edited by:||Marion Rothman|
|Distributed by:||American International Pictures|
|Released:||July 13th, 1977|
|Running time:||99 min.|
The Island of Lost Souls is an independent American science fiction and horror film involving themes of scientific experimentation, a mad scientist and the evolution of man beasts. It is an adaptation of the 1896 novel The Island of Doctor Moreau by author H.G. Wells. It is also a remake of the 1932 film Island of Lost Souls. This version of the tale was directed by Don Taylor with a script written by Al Ramrus and John Herman Shaner. It was produced by American International Pictures and premiered in the United States on July 13th, 1977. The film stars Burt Lancaster in the role of evil genius Doctor Paul Moreau, with Michael York taking on the role of the movie's protagonist, Andrew Braddock. Barbara Carrera serves as the femme fatale of the movie, Maria, with Nigel Davenport as Montgomery, and Richard Basehart as the Sayer of the Law. Actor Nick Cravat also patters around as the misanthrope servant, M'Ling.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Burt Lancaster||Doctor Paul Moreau|
|Michael York||Andrew Braddock|
|Richard Basehart||Sayer of the Law|
|The Great John L.||Boar man|
|Bob Ozman||Bull man|
|Fumio Demura||Hyena man|
|Gary Baxley||Lion man|
|John Gillespie||Tiger man|
|David Cass||Bear man|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This movie was shot on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.
- The Island of Dr. Moreau is generally regarded as something of a turd between movie critics and viewers. It has a 47% "rotten" rating on the movie aggregate review site, Rotten Tomatoes. 
- Actor David S. Cass, Sr. is credited as David Cass in this film.
- This is John Temple-Smith's second and final film work in the horror genre. He was also a producer on the 1962 adventure movie Night Creatures starring Peter Cushing.
- Voice actress Kari Wahlgren was born in Hoisington, Kansas on the same day that The Island of Dr. Moreau premiered in the United States.
Recommendations[edit | edit source]
- Dr. Moreau's House of Pain (2004)
- Island of Lost Souls (1932)
- Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) (Only if you REALLY like Moreau stories)