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½ April 11, 2014
Fair reworking of Jekyll and Hyde with Christopher Lee's increasingly monstrous incarnation being the reason to watch.
½ January 4, 2014
A very good Jekyll & Hyde story with Christopher Lee. Peter Cushing also stars as his lawyer friend.
January 1, 2014
A great take on the Jekyll and Hyde story with Cushing & Lee on excellent form - still stand up well and is both tense & eerie when it needs to be. A Hammer great.
January 13, 2013
Ho-hum take on the Jekyll and Hyde story, only worth a look for the ever-reliable Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, who resist the temptation to phone it in and deliver fine performances.
April 11, 2012
A mix between Jekyll and Hyde and Jack the Ripper (though Jekyll and Hyde has elements of that anyway). Enjoyable, with Christopher Lee giving an engaging and sympathetic performance.
½ March 31, 2012
Amicus' retelling of "Jekyll & Hyde" is aptly set during the Victorian years of Freudian psychiatry, hence the protagonist's evil alter ego is seen within the context of early theories on psychopathy. That is the most interesting aspect of this capable but forgettable version.
November 24, 2011
Disappointing film which is a surprise from the normally reliable Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The only positive to the whole film is Lee's performance as the alter ego, it is fascinating to watch, besides that a boring and disappointing film and a wasted opportunity.
September 3, 2011
From Amicus Productions, and based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, albiet very loosely based. This is a good horror film with a good lead performance, and at a mere 77 minutes long. It doesn't outstay it's welcome either, but it has some genuine scares for it's day. It has wealthy psychologist Dr. Charles Marlowe (Christopher Lee) inventing and experimenting with a new drug that will reveal the inner inhibitions of his patients. The effects are varying, from bringing out their opposite personalities and revealing childhood traumas. However, Marlowe sets about in testing the drug upon himself, and it brings out a mischievious side, as well as an alter ego, Edward Blake. However, his colleagues, Frederick Utterson (Peter Cushing) and Enfield (Mike Raven), begin to worry for the wellbeing of Dr. Marlowe, especially as his will has been rewritten to include Edward Blake. Meanwhile, things have gone from bad to worse for Dr. Marlowe, he's addicted to the drug, and he's become a murderer under the guise of Blake, and the antidote isn't working either. It's quite dark, but it's a good film, maybe one of Amicus' best, and some of it is a bit silly, almost marred by a cat being murdered after being given some of the drug, but Lee relishes the dual role really well. But, it did chicken out of being more faithful to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which is a shame.
½ October 29, 2009
A rather tedious version of Jekyll and Hyde with the main characters´names changed for some reason.
July 22, 2009
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February 22, 2009
[4.5] As much as I love Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, they're only as good as the material they have to work with. This is a poorly staged retelling of 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' that suffers from slow-pacing and a lack of memorable scenes. This is actually what I've come to expect from Britain's Amicus film productions -- they are ever the poor man's Hammer Studios.
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April 16, 2008
He was definatlet better as Dracula but at least he gave it a try.
August 9, 2007
With Christopher Lee looking like he's been decked out in one of Inspector Clouuseau's dodgier disguises there is some unintentional giggles to be had in this Jekyll and Hyde rip-off. Nicely paced and scored, the movie maintains your interest throughout.
½ June 11, 2007
Weak adaption of Jekyll and Hyde, made watchable by the casting of Cushing and Lee as adversaries. The film was partly produced in 3D, which is why you're always looking through racks of tubes and the camera never sits still!
½ December 27, 2006
Maybe some of u all see not scay but i think is scary!!
November 14, 2006
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