Island Of Dr Moreau…BBFC cuts revealed to 1977 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Don Taylor set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd September 2014

Posted: 24 June, 2014 in BBFC cuts, New Releases
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Island Moreau Blu Ray Burt Lancaster The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Don Taylor.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York and Nigel Davenport. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2014 101 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd September 2014

Censorship History

Cut for a US PG rating

Further cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1977 cinema release.

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 6 – The killing by Andrew of the mutant who attacks him in the boat was reduced, in particular sight of him grinding pole in off-screen mutant’s eye and subsequent sight of bloody end of pole were removed.

The BBFC cuts were restored for 1987 15 rated VHS.

The BBFC rating was reduced to 12 for 2008 DVD.

Promotional Material

Dr. Moreau Braddock (Michael York) a decent young Englishman is miraculously saved by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport) after being thrown overboard a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific. Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an ‘honoured guest’ on the island he finds his contact with the natives increasingly disturbing for they are unlike any men he has ever seen. After it transpires that these “men” are the result of experiments of the sinister scientist Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster) Braddock feels that he is in grave danger: from both these strange creatures and from Dr. Moreau himself. Unable to escape the confines of the island on his own Braddock knows not what to do or whom to turn to…


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