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Edge of Sanity

Edge of Sanity (1989)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1989 Wide

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This demented fusion of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the legend of Jack the Ripper marks one of the final roles for Anthony Perkins, and certainly one of the weirdest performances of his career. Perkins plays Dr. Jekyll as more of a dedicated 19th-century man of medicine than an obsessed eccentric -- whose research into a safe form of anaesthetic leads to the accidental discovery of cocaine! Jekyll's inadvertent freebasing of the vapors from a cocaine/ether mixture triggers his transformation

Aug 27, 2002

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Gorgeous production design. Not so gorgeous any other way

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Perkins sleepwalks through a grimy and unpleasant affair.

July 25, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Edge of Sanity

I love Perkins, but this movie was really average. It could have been so much better.
April 2, 2011
ajv2688

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Anthony Perkins is no doubt quite a sinister person in films, but I?m not sure this film gave us anything unexpected other than, a few sexually explicit (considering this is a 1988) scenes and they all felt a little too seedy. There was no big thing made out of discovering the potion and the transformation that took place . On another note, I feel if you are going to introduce a theory to a film that Mr Hyde could also be Jack the Ripper, then I feel much more should have been shown in the murders to indicate this.
August 17, 2008
76Majikat

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I expected great things from this movie. After all, it has two of my favourite things in it: Jack the Ripper and Anthony Perkins. But no, this movie is utter nonsense. Alas.
May 25, 2006
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