I have never seen The Island of Dr. Moreau, I know of it but have never got round to watching it. But I do love a good documentary and Nucleus yet again delivers. The story of the films overall demise is an epic one. Richard Stanley learnt very quickly about the egos of Hollywood stars, and it makes you think that if Bruce Willis had stayed on the project if this could of had a totally different outcome. We have stories of witchcraft from the Stanley camp which comes across very odd but we also see how the cast, other than Kilmer, really respected Stanley and you can see several friendships were formed in the first few days, especially between Stanley and Fairuza Balk.
In regards to Val Kilmer.....he comes across like a huge dick, demanding things get changed, telling Stanley how much certain scenes wouldn't work and the disrespect he showed Marlon Brando. Overall Kilmer and Brando didn't respect the film and this lead to some of the many issues with a film which took months longer to film than it should have.
Lost Souls is a must watch for any film fans, horror fan or not, this films backstage problems lead to one hell of a story.