WHV Announcement: The Island of Dr. Moreau Unrated Director's Cut (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Island of Dr. Moreau, The (BD) (Unrated Director's Cut)
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    Synopsis: Val Kilmer and Academy Award(R) winner Marlon Brando star in this fantastic sci-fi thriller. Dr. Moreau uses the key of science to turn animal life forms into human-like beasts who threaten not only Moreau's island laboratory, but ultimately all mankind! Year: 1996 Director: John Frankenheimer Starring: Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis



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    Release Status: New Release
    Cat#: 1000248098
    UPC: 883929223039

    Announce Date: 4/18/12
    Order Date: 6/19/12
    Street Date: 7/24/12
    Official Pre-Sell Date: 4/18/12

    MSRP: $19.98
















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    Studio:

    New Line



    Label:

    New Line Turner



    Theatrical Release:

    8/23/96



    Theatrical Box Office(M):

    $27.66



    Genre(s):

    Horror, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy



    Rating:

    PG-13





    Director: John Frankenheimer
    Actors: Val Kilmer, Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk
    Producer: Edward R. Pressman
    Special Effects: Stan Winston







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    Special Version: BLU-RAY SINGLE
    Rating: PG-13
    Product Type: Sell Through
    Packaging Type: Blue BD Case
    Run Time: 96
    Product Language: English









































    Release Status: New Release
    Announce Date:4/18/12
    Order Date: 6/19/12
    Street Date: 7/24/12

    MSRP: $19.98
    MAP: None
    Cat#: 1000248098
    UPC: 883929223039 (Print UPC)
    ISBN: 0-7806-8988-7
     
  2. Dick

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    This did better at the box office than THE TIME MACHINE did in 1960 dollars?
    Other than an amazing and visceral opening title sequence, this movie sucks the big one.
    Who made the decision to Blu-ray this, and why? Why of all the films you might have brought to us?
     
  3. cineMANIAC

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    Is this Unrated version making an appearance for the first time?. Never saw the film when it came out but I might blind-buy this. Has anyone seen Val Kilmer lately? I've seen him in two direct-to-video movies (seems all he's doing these days) - he looks bloated and seems to be sleepwalking through the films. He's still too young to be a has-been, good actor also. So sad.
     
  4. cafink

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    The Director's Cut was previously released on DVD. I'm not sure, but I think it might in fact be the *only* version of the film to have been released on DVD.
     
  5. Stephen_J_H

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    How about MGM releasing the AIP 1977 version? Then at least we'd have all 3 available.
     
  6. FrancisP

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    Unfortunately the dvd is likely to be the best we will ever see. I agree that I'd love to see it on blu-ray but I won't be holding my breath waiting for it.
    The interesting thing about the novelization of the film was the ending. It had Michael York spotting a ship and then turning to Barbara carrera and seeing a animal's fang in her mouth. The idea was that she was one of Moreau's perfect creations. That would have been a better ending.
     
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    There's a novelization of a film that's based on a novel?
     
  8. Charles Smith

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    Indeed there is! I have a small collection of vintage movie tie-in paperbacks, and picked that one up a few years ago. Looking at it later, I saw that it was indeed a novelization of that screenplay.
     

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