The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Based on H.G. Wells' The Island of Lost Souls, this remake stars Burt Lancaster as Moreau, the deranged scientist who creates a hybrid race of man and beast.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Less an exercise in stark horror and moody ambience -- the defining traits of the classic 1932 adaptation Island of Lost Souls, starring Charles Laughton as Dr. Moreau -- and more a straightforward adventure yarn with a sci-fi bent.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Mais uma tentativa fracassada de se adaptar o livro homônimo de H.G. Wells, esta versão traz Burt Lancaster no piloto automático e Michael York pouco convincente como o incrédulo herói.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A quietly durable interpretation of Wells' classic, and a big step up from the Brando version.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Laughable remake of Island of Lost Souls.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

goofy but entertaining

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Sounds like someone's playing God and foolin' with Mother Nature. Anyone who watches horror movies knows where Moreau's ironic fate lies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie does have some good creepiness, but overall, the story and acting aren't very good, and the movie is pretty bad. I recommend seeing the 30s… More
Barry Lappin
I struggled with this and varous other remakes. I was never sure of the overall message it was trying to put out. I might have missed it but there you go.
Randy Tippy
Enjoyable but dated with that distinctive 70's aura. Michael York seems perfectly cast as a shipwreck survivor who stumbles upon Dr. Moreau (Burt… More
Anthony Valletta
Like this version better than the 90's version, but still can't touch "Island of Lost Souls".
_kelly .King
Being of my generation, I first saw Michael York as Austin Powers' boss. Seems in the 70s he was quite the adventure/scifi hunk, as Logan's Run is… More