Available today (for the first time) on Blu-ray, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is the 1996 big-screen adaptation of H. G. WELLS’ oft-told science fiction classic of the same name. Directed by JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (who was called in to replace RICHARD STANLEY who was very publicly fired ), the eclectic cast includes MARLON BRANDO, VAL KILMER, DAVID THEWLIS, FAIRUZA BALK and PETER ELLIOTT.
As the titular mad scientist devoted to incredibly unseemly genetic experimentation, MARLON BRANDO turns in one of the most bizarre performances in a career littered with bizarre performances. We spoke with FRANKENHEIMER about the film and he admitted that, despite BRANDO’S many eccentricities, making the film was a true learning experience. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE ISLAND OF DR, MOREAU is available today on DVD and Blu-ray
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