PG-13 | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
Richard Stanley had been offered his full fee on condition that he left the production quietly and did not speak about his sacking, so his disappearance caused consternation at New Line, who feared he might try to sabotage the filming. His removal also predictably sent shock waves through the cast and crew. An outraged Fairuza Balk stormed off the set after a heated exchange with the New Line executives, and then reportedly had a production assistant drive her all the way from Cairns to Sydney - a distance of some 2500 km- in a rented limousine. However, by her own account, Balk's agent then warned her in blunt terms that the studio would ruin her, and that she would never work in films again if she broke her contract, so she was soon forced to return to the set.
I understand that I must be shocking to you, however, I must also point out that I have an allergy to the sun and that's why I put this medication on.
After witnessing the birth of the humanimal baby, Aissa guides Douglas to the beach while it is obviously night time. After leaving the beach and running through the forest, they come out to a waterfall where there is bright sunshine and blue skies.
The director's cut contains 4 extra minutes of footage including an expanded intro in the Java sea, a more gruesome end for 'The Father', and other small enhancements
$9,101,987 (USA) (25 August 1996)
$27,663,982 (USA) (3 November 1996)
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