The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1977)
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Shipwrecked Andrew Braddock washes ashore on a remote, tropical island in the Pacific. There he is attended to by the seemingly kindly Dr. Moreau and his dour assistant Montgomery. Also living in Moreau's stockaded fort is the beautiful and exotic Maria, to whom Braddock is immediately attracted. The island's natives appear very strange to Braddock, who questions both Moreau and Montgomery on their unusual appearances and behavior. Not satisfied with their explanations, Braddock discovers that these monstrosities are actually wild predator animals that have been imported to the island and, as a result of genetic manipulation and surgery, have taken on human characteristics, including rudimentary speech. Lionmen, hyenamen, bearmen, and other mutant monsters are kept in check by their fear of Moreau's whip and surgical laboratory, "The House of Pain." Disgusted by these unnatural experiments and cruelty, Braddock attempts to stop Moreau's work... with tragic consequences.
The Doctor Is In-SANE!
Title: Island Of Dr. Moreau, The
Release Date: July 13, 1977
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: PG
Burt Lancaster ...Dr. Paul Moreau
Michael york ...Andrew Braddock
Nigel Davenport ...Montgomery
Barbara Carrera ...Maria
Richard Basehart ...Sayer of the Law
Nick Cravat ...M'Ling
The Great John L. ...Boarman
Bob Ozman ...Bullman
Fumio Demura ...Hyena Man
Gary Baxley ...Lionman
John Gillespie ...Tigerman
David S. Cass Sr. ...Bearman (as David Cass)
Samuel Z. Arkoff
John Temple Smith
John Herman Shaner
"Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Doctor Is In-SANE!
- A tropical paradise, untouched by man... where a bizarre civilization exists.
- Sayer of the Law: Are we not men?
Dr. Paul Moreau: How does a cell become enslaved to a form, to a destiny it can never change? Can we change that destiny? Andrew Braddock: Should we?
Andrew Braddock: What kind of animals are on this island? Montgomery: [Amused at the question] All kinds, Lad. All kinds. [laughs]
Andrew Braddock: [to Moreau] What in the name of God are you doing? Montgomery: Don't worry, Braddock. You'll get over it - just like I did!
Sayer of the Law: [about Moreau] His is the hand that makes. His is the hand that hurts. His is the hand that heals. His is the House of Pain. His is the House of Pain. His is the House of Pain. He who breaks the law shall be punished back to the House of Pain.
- A number of big-name British actors passed on the Burt Lancaster role.
Nigel Davenport replaced Ian Bannen.
The various actors who played the man-beasts had to report to make-up at three o'clock in the morning in order to be ready for their scenes.
During the fight between the bullman and the tiger, the animal actually took the stuntman's head in his jaws. Luckily he was wearing a fiberglass helmet which protected him.
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Rating: 6.6 out of 10.0 - 65 votes cast total