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Island Of Lost Souls

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.25 /10
Charles Laughton , Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen
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Directed by: Erle C. Kentonz
Written by: Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G.Wells

Released: 1933
Origin: US
Length: 72

Mad scientist (Charles Laughton) experiments with turning animals into humans.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Remarkably powerful horror film with sadistic-erotic overtones, featuring a marvellously degenerate performance by Charles Laughton and wonderful cinematography by Karl Struss. The film can be seen as an allegory against imperialism or against a boss class. Its dark tone and subject-matter did not endear it to critics or the public. It was banned in many Midwestern states of America, Great Britain and New Zealand, and had to wait 21 years before gaining a release in Britian.

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