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Island of Lost Souls

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there.
Statement of Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; Paramount presents ; directed by Erle C.Kenton ; screen play by Waldemar Young and Philip Wylie
Title: Island of lost souls
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2011
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Notes: Adapted from H.G. Well's novel "The island of Dr. Moreau"
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932
Program notes (<12> p.) featuring essay "The beast flesh creeping back" by Christine Smallwood inserted in container
Special features: audio commentary by film historian Gregory Mank ; new video conversation among filmmaker John Landis, makeup artist Rick Baker and genre expert Bob Burns ; new interviews with horror film historian David J. Skal and filmmaker Richard Stanley; new interviews with Devo founding members Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh ; stills gallery ; trailer
Credits: Photography, Karl Struss.
Performers: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Bela Lugosi, Leila Hyams, The Panther Woman (Kathleen Burke), George Irving, Arthur Hohl, Tetsu Komai.
Summary: A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there.
Audience: Rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; high definition digital restoration; (1.33:1) aspect ratio; PCM mono
DVD, high definition digital restoration, (1.33:1) aspect ratio, PCM mono
Other Language: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Animal experimentation Drama Monsters Drama Shipwreck survival Drama Scientists Drama
Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Mad scientist films
Horror films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Motion pictures-United States
Topical Term: Animal experimentation
Monsters
Shipwreck survival
Scientists
Additional Contributors: Kenton, Erle C. - 1896-1980
Young, Waldemar - 1878-1938
Wylie, Philip - 1902-1971
Laughton, Charles - 1899-1962
Arlen, Richard - 1900-1976
Lugosi, Bela - 1882-1956
Hyams, Leila - 1905-1977
Burke, Kathleen - 1913-1980
Irving, George - 1874-1961
Wells, H. G. - 1866-1946 - (Herbert George),
Paramount Productions
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Publisher No: CC2069D
ISBN: 9781604654943
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I
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Aug 28, 2014
  • UnbiddenLove rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

And Richard Basehart (Admiral Nelson, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA) & John Carradine(David n Keith's dad) in it toooooo!

May 12, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I've seen a few different films of this timeless story, but i agree with those who have reviewed before me. It is by far the best i have ever seen. The classic movie factor is also there which makes up for lack of cgi (and is much better in my opinion.) When you think about when it was made i'm sure it was truely terrifying.

Nov 03, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The first and best adaptation of Wells's "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Great performance by Charles Laughton, very atmospheric and, even if it's a little dated, cool make-up. A big inspiration to Devo ("Are we not men?"), who are interviewed on the extras.

May 13, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sound and Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Jan 21, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some really funny bits. Loved the drunk ship's captain belting Parker and throwing him overboard. And that 'Panther Woman' was hot! (lol) Delightfully cheezy eighty year old classic.

Nov 17, 2012
  • Vegman99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Much better than expected - a real classic. Are we not men?!

Nov 05, 2012
  • pinky0203 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Creepy classic...

Jul 13, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

For what it's worth, it's not that bad...but not that great either.

Apr 25, 2012
  • writingonfilm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A creepy, classic horror film that belongs alongside Dracula, Frankenstein, and Freaks.

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May 13, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Jan 13, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Moreau: "What is the law?" Sayer of the Law: "Not to eat meat, that is the law. Are we not men?" Beasts (in unison): "Are we not men?" Dr. Moreau: "What is the law?" Sayer of the Law: "Not to go on all fours, that is the law. Are we not men?" Beasts (in unison): "Are we not men?" Dr. Moreau: "What is the law?" Sayer of the Law: "Not to spill blood, that is the law. Are we not men?" Beasts (in unison): "Are we not men?"

Jan 13, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Moreau: "Have you forgotten the house of pain?" Sayer of the Law: "You! You made us in the house of pain! You made us... things! Not men! Not beasts! Part man... part beast! Things!"

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