The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Director
John Frankenheimer; Richard Stanley

Main cast
Marlon Brando; Val Kilmer; David Thewlis; Fairuza Balk; Daniel Rigney

Genres
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Description
A big-budget remake of the H.G. Wells story (previously filmed in 1977), The Island of Dr. Moreau follows a shipwrecked sailor (David Thewlis) who stumbles upon a mysterious island. He's shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist (Marlon Brando) and his lab assistant (Val Kilmer) have found a way to combine human and animal DNA -- with horrific results.


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