A twisted treasure from Hollywood's pre-Code horror heyday, "Island Of Lost Souls" is a cautionary tale of science run amok adapted from H. G. Wells's novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau". In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton ("The Private Life of Henry VIII") is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton ("House of Frankenstein"), is elegantly shot by Karl Struss ("The Great Dictator"), features groundbreaking makeup effects that inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and costars Bela Lugosi ("Dracula") in one his most gruesome roles.
New high-definition digital restoration of the uncut theatrical version, Audio commentary by film historian Gregory Mank, author, New video conversation among filmmaker John Landis and more, New interviews with horror film historian David J. Skal, Theatrical trailer, New interviews with Devo founding members Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh, Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired, PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Christine Smallwood.
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||10/25/2011|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||70 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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