Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

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In a clever, gender-bending twist on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale, the research done by Dr. Henry Jekyll (Ralph Bates) in the field of artificially-induced human longevity involves experimentation with female hormones. When he partakes of his own formula and the inevitable Jekyll-into-Hyde transformation takes place, he changes into a ravishing female version of himself (famed "B"-movie siren Martine Beswick). Claiming to be Jekyll's sister, Ms. Hyde is lovely but lethal: she uses her alluring charms to seduce men then kills them and absconds with their bodies for use in further experiments. A much more interesting twist comes when Jekyll finds himself falling in love with the girl next door (Susan Brodrick), while simultaneously lusting after the girl's brother (Lewis Fiander) as Hyde. Although Brian Clemens' script manages to exploit this unique premise for shock value, the story fumbles where it counts, failing to fully explore the implicit questions of sexual identity which haunt Jekyll's psyche and burst to the surface when Hyde is on the prowl. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi


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Audience Reviews for Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

  • Feb 09, 2010
    What can I say? This is one of the BEST films ever made!! The premise sounds silly, but it really works & is a superior entry in the genre. The story in a nutshell is as follows : the noble Dr.Jekyll toils away in his basement lab, hoping to discover the universal panacea to end all of mankind's suffering. His research leads him to the conclusion that female hormones are a key ingredient in his miracle potion. When Burke & Hare can no longer keep up with his increasing demands for fresh young female corpses, the good doctor is faced with a terrible dilemma....should he 'play God' & take the lives of a few in order to save 1000s? As fate would have it, the burden of a decision is taken from him when he first tests some of the elixir on himself & finds that he is transformed, not into evil Mr.Hyde, but into a beautiful, but deadly, Mrs.Hyde!! There is no question in HER mind that a few unfortunates should be dispatched....but it is not for the greater good that she is prepared to kill. She wants to LIVE!. And so, the battle between good & evil commences & the struggle for domination of poor old Dr.J's body begins. Like I said, it sounds silly, but it REALLY is very, very good!!! Excellent portrayals in the 2 leads by British stalwarts Ralph Bates & Martine Beswick. Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer

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