The Island of Dr. Moreau

Synopsis: Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience".
Production: New Line Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
24%
PG-13
Year:
1996
96 min
63 Views


Our plane crashed in the endless

southern Pacific.

We drifted for days

between life and death.

On the sixth or seventh day.

The two men

who'd survived with me...

began to fight over

the last canteen of water.

They fought like beasts.

Not men.

Stop!

I fought for my life

just as savagely as they did.

Positively no other survivors.

Feeling better?

Where am I?

You're on a seafaring vessel

named the Ombak Penari.

Who are you?

My name's Montgomery.

And you are?

Edward Douglas.

I was on my way to Djakarta.

My plane went down.

I'm working on an assignment

for the United Nations.

The peace settlement.

There was lots of blood

on that raft.

You were the only survivor.

I need to get to a radio

as soon as possible.

Be calm. Just be calm.

I'm still hydrating you.

There's no radio

on this vessel.

I'm going to pay the captain

of this ship...

to take you to Timor.

Which is about four days

after they drop me off...

at my little island paradise.

What are you giving me?

Oh. You'll like it. I like it.

It's a little Jimi Hendrix.

No. Wait! Wait. Wait. Wait.

Are you a doctor?

I'm more like a vet.

Excuse me a minute.

All right. Don't be rude.

There you are.

Where are we?

It's Moreau's island.

There's been a change of plans.

You must come with us.

Well. Maybe I should stay.

We've got a radio.

We'll get you away in two days.

The choice is yours.

You can stay on the boat. But

these guys are party animals.

Captain Penari here

has taken quite a shine to you.

If you know what I mean.

It's really best

that you come with me.

Can I help you with the rest?

That's okay.

The others'll take it.

The others?

The islanders?

Yes. The islanders.

How did this get here?

The Dutch

were the first whites...

to settle the island in 1890.

Made a coffee plantation.

The Americans

took over in World War II.

The Japanese bought it and tried

a hotel resort.

Which went belly up.

I used to have a rabbit

as a little boy.

Called Kesey.

Died. My own neglect.

I'm sorry to say.

I've never been very good

with animals.

He's a beauty.

He. She.

What's going on in your head?

Good Lord!

Hold that.

Oh. Please.

We don't actually eat meat.

But I'm sure the doctor'll make

an exception for you.

Our special. Unexpected guest.

It will be

our little secret. Okay?

Come on.

That's a very impressive

communications center.

Except only I can fix it.

And it was down before we left.

I'll get it running soon.

Don't worry.

I'll have to ask you...

to restrict your movements

to the main house.

The people

who fund this project...

are afraid you'll

sprain an ankle and sue us.

Well. It's a litigious world.

Yes.

Stay right here.

I won't be long.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

Who are you?

I just got here.

I came on the boat

this morning with Montgomery.

You come from the sea?

Well. Originally

I'm from England.

England? That's another island.

I've read about it

in many books.

My name's Edward Douglas.

You have such beautiful hands.

- So beautiful.

- Oh. Thank you.

Are you.

Are you from this island?

My father brought me here.

Doctor Moreau?

Where are you from originally?

Getting acquainted?

She is beautiful.

She's a pussycat.

I've arranged quarters

for you upstairs.

Wonderful.

I saw the Nobel Prize.

I think I remember Moreau.

Didn't he vanish or something?

I thought he was dead.

No. He's still working.

What exactly

did he win his prize for?

He invented Velcro.

I see.

And how long has he been here?

Seventeen years.

He became... obsessed

with his... animal research.

Animal rights activists

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