Island of Lost Souls / The Island of Dr. Moreau (1932) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Shipwreck survivor Edward Parker is picked up by another ship, the Apia, which is en route to deliver animal cargo and supplies to a tiny island run by Dr. Moreau. Once on the island, he discovers that the deranged Moreau, aided by disgraced medical doctor Montgomery, has been carrying out gruesome genetic experiments, transforming animals into half-human monstrosities. As Parker desperately tries to escape the island, he develops an attraction to one of Moreau's experiments, a panther woman named Lota. When Lota expresses a physical and compassionate interest in Parker, Moreau feels it his responsibility to keep Parker on the island - for good; for reproduction; for his own experiments to take root and take over the island.
Only Parker doesn't want to and soon the world - after Parker's fiancee, Ruth, arrives to look for her lover - will know about this island in the South Seas.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:10:45 | 7.66 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 1 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Romance

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Cast: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Kathleen Burke, Arthur Hohl, George Irving
Country: USA

• Audio commentary by film historian Gregory Mank, author of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and Hollywood's Maddest Doctors
• New conversation between filmmaker John Landis, makeup artist Rick Baker, and genre expert Bob Burns
• Video interview with horror film historian David J. Skal
• Video interview with filmmaker Richard Stanley
• Video interview with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh of the band Devo
• The Beginning Was the End: The Complete Truth About De-evolution, a short 1976 film by Devo, featuring the songs "Secret Agent Man" and "Jocko Homo"
• Stills gallery
• Theatrical trailer

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