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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

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A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Stanley ... Himself - Director
Kier-La Janisse Kier-La Janisse ... Herself - Film Writer
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Himself - Fangoria Magazine
Graham Humphreys Graham Humphreys ... Himself - Concept Designer
Edward R. Pressman ... Himself - Producer
Robert Shaye ... Himself - President, New Line Cinema
Tim Sullivan ... Himself - Script Reader, New Line Cinema
Tim Zinnemann Tim Zinnemann ... Himself - Executive Producer
Fairuza Balk ... Herself - Actress
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... Himself - Special Makeup Effects Artist, Stan Winston Studios
Marco Hofschneider ... Himself - Actor
Rob Morrow ... Himself - Actor
Graham 'Grace' Walker Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Himself - Production Designer (as Graham 'Grace' Walker)
Fiona Mahl Fiona Mahl ... Herself - Actress
Neil Young Neil Young ... Himself - Actor
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A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

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6 November 2015 (Spain) See more »

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Lost Soul: El viaje maldito de Richard Stanley a la isla del Dr. Moreau See more »

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Severin Films See more »
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Famous British explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley, who may or may not have been the inspiration for the main character in Joseph Conrad's classic novel Heart of Darkness is a direct ancestor of director Richard Stanley. See more »

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Richard Stanley: Knowing that the odds were stacked against me, I resorted to witchcraft.
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A Story of Hollywood and Its Failings
23 July 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous 1996 remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau".

This film is great because it not just talks about the film, but also the career of Richard Stanley and how it went off the rails. Following genre cult classics like "Hardware" and "Dust Devil", Stanley could have been the biggest thing in horror. However, because of his experience here, he has done relatively little in the last twenty years.

I love that they have Tim Sullivan commenting on the "identity crisis" of New Line. Sullivan is not credited, so how much he was on set I do not know. But having talked to him myself in the past, he is extremely knowledgeable. From the vantage of a production assistant, he saw a lot of great movies get made before making his own.

Fairuza Balk is nice to have here. Her career went downhill after the 1990s, though not necessarily because of this film. It would be nice to see her make a comeback. David Hudson, the Buffalo Man, offers a nice point of view from the natives.

And, of course, we find that Val Kilmer is a total diva. Fortunately, his career has taken a complete dive and he is now seen largely as a joke. Unfortunately, if he was wise, he invested his earnings and never has to work again.


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