Island of Lost Souls: Criterion Collection

November 21, 2011

Based on H.G. Wells’ 1896 novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Island of Lost Souls (1932) was a controversial film for its time being banned in 12 countries, including England, for its blatant references to vivisection and a blasphemous reference to God.... 

Hobson’s Choice: Criterion Collection

March 10, 2009

Hobson’s Choice (1954) is based on the play of the same name by Harold Brighouse, which was first performed in the United States in 1915 and became popular in England soon after for its farcical take on the country’s culture and humour. Lean’s film...