Put on your dog mask and sneak back onto the set of your own movie because it’s time to watch The Island of Doctor Moreau!
Blogger, podcaster, and theater manager Matt Gamble joins us this week as we examine this cautionary Hollywood tale of ego, excess, and eatin’ the hand that feeds you. We take on the role of the Victorian protagonist as we chronicle the travails of this doomed pic, from the muddled themes to the dual tyrannies of Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.
Along the way, we examine the wisdom of Rob Morrow, the inexperience of Richard Stanley, the beginning of the end for New Line Cinema, contemplate toxic masculinity in a beast-man scenario, look at Brando’s “legendary contempt for acting”, giving birth to a kitten, Kilmer’s Brando, the mystery of the Missing Hootkins, and we talk VHS cover art nostalgia!
This episode starts with “Ooh, cool beast-men!” and ends in a full-on, animal-person orgy! Listen to this show and go to Dog Heaven today!
The Island of Doctor Moreau Scores
Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
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