Directed by David Gregory
The bizarre true story behind the reviled 1996 adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic is told for the first time in this equally hilarious and horrific documentary. After making his mark with the visionary horror films HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL, Australian filmmaker Richard Stanley came up with an ambitious plan for adapting THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. But casting pretentious performers like Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando proved to be his undoing and he was fired off the film. What happens after that must be seen to be believed. Fans of JODOROWSKY'S DUNE will love it. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
The bizarre true story behind the reviled 1996 adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic.
Cast: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Blak, Hugh Dickson, Oli Dickson
Morbidly fascinating doc about a train wreck of a movie
pretty interesting. I'm gonna check out his other movies now
An interesting documentary about a mediocre director and his ultra-ambitious labour of love. If I would compare Stanley's Dr, Moreau to Jodorowsky's Dune, the former would have been terrible. while the latter would have been a compelling mess. That's the vibe I get here.
A great insight into all the trials an tribulations from ratbag actors to power struggles with a hint of witchcraft, a very compelling and informative view to the Hollywood machine. Definitely a must see for anyone who loves a look into the cogs of the behind the scenes dramas that happen.