THE ISLAND OF THE LOST

1921 **1/2 61 mins.

This rather odd German adaptation of H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau bears little resemblance to its source material. An aspiring doctor and his friend travel to an isolated island in search of the friend's ex-fiancÚ, whose note-in-a-bottle was discovered. On the island, they encounter a strange doctor who is performing experiments on animals, making them more human-like. These experiments, however, are treated as the climax of the film, only being revealed in the final act, rather than being the focal point of the story, as in Wells's novel. It's only worth watching if you're a huge fan of Wells's story, like I am, and even then, only if you're really curious. This silent film is available on the above-pictured blu-ray set of Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Not Rated.

Starring:
Alf Blutecher + Tronier Funder + Umberto Guarracino + Hanni Weisse + Ludmilla Hell

Based on the Novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by
H. G. Wells

Screenplay by
Hans Behrendt and Bobby E. Luthge

Directed by
Urban Gad


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