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

 

LostSoul-bluThe 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