Big home video news for cult movie fans fascinated by tales of Hollywood skullduggery: David Gregory’s documentary Lost Soul is coming to video in July on the Severin label. It tells the story of how Richard Stanley had his dream version of Island Of Dr. Moreau taken away from him, only see it transformed into one of the weirdest misfires of ’90s-era Hollywood genre filmmaking. Severin will make this documentary the centerpiece of a three-disc set that will also include a rare silent film version of the Moreau story, The Island Of The Lost, amongst scads of other extras. Read for all the horrific Hollywood details, including a description of the other bonus features…
LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF
RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
Award Winning Documentary Blu-Ray Specs
Disc Streets 7/14/15 Including Special 3 Disc ‘House Of Pain’ Edition
With Out-Takes, Audio Book and Long Lost Silent Version Of Moreau
The acclaimed Severin Films original production LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut on July 14th. Discs will contain over an hour of out-takes, additional interviews with John Frankenheimer and Barbara Steele, concept art gallery with Stanley commentary, Boar Man Diary featurette, location featurette and more.
The Special ‘House Of Pain’ Edition will also contain a DVD of the long thought lost 1921 German version of Moreau THE ISLAND OF THE LOST with English subtitles, plus more interview featurettes. A third disc will contain a brand new audiobook recording of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ read by Richard Stanley.
In 1995, visionary writer/director Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL) got the green light for his dream project: An epic adaptation of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island Of Doctor Moreau’ starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. But only days into production, an unprecedented storm of natural disasters, monstrous egos and disturbing imagery – along with chaos, insanity and witchcraft – would trigger perhaps the most infamous behind-the-scenes catastrophe in modern movie history. Now director/producer David Gregory (THE THEATRE BIZARRE, PLAGUE TOWN) reveals the untold story behind “one of the all-time greatest cinematic train wrecks” (Variety) in this “wonderfully weird and gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) documentary featuring never-before-seen footage, startling new interviews with actors Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider and Rob Morrow, studio executives, crew members and Stanley himself.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
Outtakes (over an hour)
• Graham Humphreys concept art gallery with Richard Stanley commentary
• Archive MOREAU interview with John Frankenheimer
• Barbara Steele recalls MOREAU (audio interview)
• “The Beast of Morbido” featurette
• “Return to the Compound” location featurette
• “Boar Man Diary” featurette
ADDITIONAL FEATURES – “HOUSE OF PAIN” VERSION:
Disc 2 (DVD)
• INSEL DER VERSCHOLLENEN (ISLAND OF THE LOST): recently discovered 1921 film version of MOREAU
• “H.G. Wells on Film” featurette
• “Richard Stanley on Wells” featurette
Disc 3 (CD)
• Audiobook: Stanley reads the unexpurgated version of Wells’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU