Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Director: David Gregory Run Time: 97 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2014
Starring: Fairuza Balk, Hugh Dickson, Oli Dickson, Peter Elliott
Nitehawk presents two special midnite screenings of David Gregory documentary LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. Introduction both nights by editor, Douglas Buck!
You’ve probably heard the rumors about how difficult the production of the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau was but here, in David Gregory’s new documentary, you can bare witness to nearly unbelievable accounts of its doomed making. It’s a behind-the-scenes chronicle of bad creative decisions, visions clashing, lack of interest and awful weather plagued the film. Lost Soul specifically focuses on the period of time director Richard Stanley spent on the project, before he was replaced by John Frankenheimer only a few days into principle photography. The film features interviews with people involved in the production and, well, you just have to see it to believe it!