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The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding 1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1977''), and in 1996 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').

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The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding several times.

The following adaptations have pages on the wiki:

* ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls'' (1932)
* ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1977''
* ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996''

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Other adaptations include
1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1977''), and in 1996 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').Pain''.


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The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding 1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977, and in 1996 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').

The 1977 film stars Creator/BurtLancaster as Moreau, Creator/MichaelYork as Andrew Braddock, Nigel Davenport as Montgomery, and Barbara Carrera as Maria.

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!!Tropes:

* AdaptationNameChange: Edward Prendick is named "Andrew Braddock".
* BalefulPolymorph: Moreau attempts to animalise Braddock as a reverse form of his experiments.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maria, for the most part.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Replacing the surgical method of the original novel. A fairly early film to use genetic engineering and cell cultures.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The rampaging animal-men are largely killed in the climax by the fire they started and wild animals they unleashed attacking them.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Maria.
* MercyKill: One of the animal-men, a bull-man, begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have to suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Mi'ling and the servant women are all beast folk, but never turn on the humans and aid in their escape.

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The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding 1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977, 1977 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1977''), and in 1996 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').

The 1977 film stars Creator/BurtLancaster as Moreau, Creator/MichaelYork as Andrew Braddock, Nigel Davenport as Montgomery, and Barbara Carrera as Maria.

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!!Tropes:

* AdaptationNameChange: Edward Prendick is named "Andrew Braddock".
* BalefulPolymorph: Moreau attempts to animalise Braddock as a reverse form of his experiments.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maria, for the most part.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Replacing the surgical method of the original novel. A fairly early film to use genetic engineering and cell cultures.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The rampaging animal-men are largely killed in the climax by the fire they started and wild animals they unleashed attacking them.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Maria.
* MercyKill: One of the animal-men, a bull-man, begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have to suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Mi'ling and the servant women are all beast folk, but never turn on the humans and aid in their escape.
''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').


The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding 1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977, and in 1996.

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The novel ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has been adapted to the screen three times:[[note]]Excluding 1959's ''Terror is a Man'' and 2004's DirectToVideo ''Dr. Moreau's House of Pain''[[/note]] in 1932 (as ''Film/IslandOfLostSouls''), in 1977, and in 1996.
1996 (as ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'').



The 1996 version, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, stars Creator/MarlonBrando as Moreau, Creator/DavidThewlis as Edward Douglas, Creator/ValKilmer as Montgomery, and Creator/FairuzaBalk as Aissa.



!!!''The Island of Dr. Moreau'' (1977)



!!!''The Island of Dr. Moreau'' (1996)

* AdaptationNameChange: Edward Prendick is named "Edward Douglas".
* AndSomeOtherStuff: Montgomery's description, about what he adds to the serum:
--> '''Montgomery''': I add a little methamphetamine, some morphine, some 'shrooms, and some other shit.
* BilingualBonus: The diploma for Moreau's Nobel prize is written in Swedish. It states that he got it for genetic manipulation, not for inventing velcro like Montgomery later tells Edward.
* CatGirl: Aissa becomes one as her humanity starts to regress.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The opening credits, with a [[BlipVert really fast montage]] of eyes, cells, and clouds.
* HumansAreBastards: Douglas concludes this at the end of the film, reflecting on how cruel even unaltered humans can be, and says he "goes in fear" after the island. All this to a backdrop of riot scenes and similar events.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Replacing the surgical method of the original novel.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Edward catches his first glimpse of Aissa, who is belly-dancing in the rain, "Nightbird" by Deep Forest begins playing in the background. Then when Aissa notices Edward watching her, she shuts off a nearby speaker, and the song stops playing.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Aissa.
* MiniMook: Majai, who inspired both [[Film/AustinPowers Mini-Me]] and the clone of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Dr. Mephesto]].
* ShockCollar: All Moreau's creations have an implant that induces pain by remote control.


->''"Mr. Parker, do you know what it's like to feel like God?"''

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* BalefulPolymorph: Moreau attempts to animalise Braddock as a reverse form of his experiments.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Maria, for the most part.


* MercyKill: One of the animal-men, a bull-man, begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.

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* MercyKill: One of the animal-men, a bull-man, begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have to suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.


The 1977 film stars Creator/BurtLancaster as Moreau, Michael York as Andrew Braddock, Nigel Davenport as Montgomery, and Barbara Carrera as Maria.

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The 1977 film stars Creator/BurtLancaster as Moreau, Michael York Creator/MichaelYork as Andrew Braddock, Nigel Davenport as Montgomery, and Barbara Carrera as Maria.

Added DiffLines:

* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Edward catches his first glimpse of Aissa, who is belly-dancing in the rain, "Nightbird" by Deep Forest begins playing in the background. Then when Aissa notices Edward watching her, she shuts off a nearby speaker, and the song stops playing.


* MiniMook: Majai, who inspired both [[Franchise/AustinPowers Mini-Me]] and the clone of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Dr. Mephesto]].

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* MiniMook: Majai, who inspired both [[Franchise/AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Mini-Me]] and the clone of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Dr. Mephesto]].


--> '''Montgomery''': I add a little methamphetamine, some morphine, some 'shrooms, [[AndSomeOtherStuff and some other shit]].

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--> '''Montgomery''': I add a little methamphetamine, some morphine, some 'shrooms, [[AndSomeOtherStuff and some other shit]].shit.


* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Replacing the surgical method of the original novel.

to:

* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Replacing the surgical method of the original novel. A fairly early film to use genetic engineering and cell cultures.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The rampaging animal-men are largely killed in the climax by the fire they started and wild animals they unleashed attacking them.



* MercyKill: One of the animal-men begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.

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* MercyKill: One of the animal-men animal-men, a bull-man, begs Braddock to kill him so he doesn't have suffer in the House of Pain. He complies.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Mi'ling and the servant women are all beast folk, but never turn on the humans and aid in their escape.

Added DiffLines:

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Douglas concludes this at the end of the film, reflecting on how cruel even unaltered humans can be, and says he "goes in fear" after the island. All this to a backdrop of riot scenes and similar events.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: HumansAreBastards: Douglas concludes this at the end of the film, reflecting on how cruel even unaltered humans can be, and says he "goes in fear" after the island. All this to a backdrop of riot scenes and similar events.


* AndSomeOtherStuff: Montgomery description, about what he adds to the serum:

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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Montgomery Montgomery's description, about what he adds to the serum:


Added DiffLines:

* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Douglas concludes this at the end of the film, reflecting on how cruel even unaltered humans can be, and says he "goes in fear" after the island. All this to a backdrop of riot scenes and similar events.


* AndSomeOtherStuff: Montgomery description, about what he adds to the serum :

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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Montgomery description, about what he adds to the serum :serum:

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