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Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  April 1972 (USA)
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In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses. He reasons that these hormones will wipe out all common diseases ... See full summary »

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Ralph Bates ...
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Gerald Sim ...
Prof. Robertson
Lewis Fiander ...
Howard
Dorothy Alison ...
Mrs. Spencer
Neil Wilson ...
Older Policeman
Ivor Dean ...
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Sgt. Danvers
Philip Madoc ...
Byker
Tony Calvin ...
Susan Brodrick ...
Susan
Dan Meaden ...
Town Crier
Virginia Wetherell ...
Betsy
Geoffrey Kenion ...
1st Policeman
Irene Bradshaw ...
Yvonne
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In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses. He reasons that these hormones will wipe out all common diseases and extend his life since women live much longer than men. However, once Dr. Jekyll drinks the serum himself, he transforms into a gorgeous but evil woman. He soon needs female hormones for his serum to maintain, so a number of London women meet bloody deaths. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The sexual transformation of a man into a woman will actually take place before your very eyes! See more »

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Dr. Jekyll und Schwester Hyde  »

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Caroline Munro was offered the part of Sister Hyde but refused because it required some nudity. See more »

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The first transformation scene uses the very clever (1971 technology) of having Jekyll "reflected" in a fake mirror which is actually a window to a matching set containing Sister Hyde. Unfortunately, the two actors rise out of their chairs at slightly different speeds. See more »

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Dr. Jekyll: I walked the streets, brooding on the bitter irony that all I wanted to do for humanity, for life, would be cheated by death... unless I could cheat death.
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980) See more »

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He'll Be There
Music & Lyrics by Brian Clemens
Performed by Julia Wright (dubbed by Jackie Lee)
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A familiar theme: the Hammer version
16 June 2000 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Like Jack the Ripper the tale of Jekyll and Hyde has been told so many times you gave up counting a long time ago. Would there be a single person on the planet who doesn't know the story? So when a director makes a movie on Dr. Jekyll or Jack the Ripper and plans to amaze us, he or she should come up with either an excellent movie or a daring new approach. "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde" succeeds in doing both. It is a good movie and it's quite original. Ralph Bates and Martine Beswick make a good Jekyll and Hyde and the movie is in the hands of a team that brought you very good episodes of 'The Avengers' (director Roy Ward Baker, writer Brian Clemens and the music of Laurie Johnson).

Some scenes could have been better, but a believable combination of Jekyll and Hyde is rare, so let's give them the benefit of the doubt. By the way, Susan Broderick is very good as the girl next door. Apparently she acted only in two movies (the other one is "Blow Up"), so there's another reason why you should see it.


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