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Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

 -  Horror  -  January 1976 (USA)
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An African-American scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, but it has the unfortunate after-effect of turning him into an albino vampire with a mania for killing ... See full summary »

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Dr. Henry Pride
Rosalind Cash ...
Dr. Billie Worth
Marie O'Henry ...
Linda Monte
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Lt. Jackson
Milt Kogan ...
Lt. Harry O'Connor
Stu Gilliam ...
Silky, the pimp
Elizabeth Robinson ...
Cissy Hubbard
Della Thomas ...
Bernice Watts
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Preston, the pusher
Sam Laws ...
Bartender
Judith Angeline ...
Nurse
Janet Day ...
Nurse
Eric Washington ...
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Dan Spelling ...
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Cora Lee Day ...
Mrs. Emily Harris
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An African-American scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, but it has the unfortunate after-effect of turning him into an albino vampire with a mania for killing prostitutes. A tough police lieutenant investigating the murders discovers the existence of the dual-personality killer, and determines to bring him in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Monster He Can't Control Has Taken Over His Very Soul! See more »

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Lt. Jackson: That's a cross between The Abominable Snowman and Willie the Werewolf.
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Deserves a wider audience
21 May 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago on cable and enjoyed it for what it was. I suppose that's because I cam to it without any hype or expectations and enjoyed it all the more for it. The trouble with films like 'Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde' and the more famous 'The Thing With Two Heads' is that the gimmick often promises more than it delivers. Likewise when you get over the premise of 'Blacula', it's nothing more than an extended episode of 'Kolchak:The Night Stalker' held together by nothing more than the excellent William Marshall.

But I digress. I think too many people expect these movies to have some meaningful insight into social issues of the day when many mainstream Hollywood films dealing with the same premise would be let off the hook. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde is nothing more than the Jekyll and Hyde story told with a black actor and should be viewed on that basis alone.

As a blaxploitation horror, this is competent stuff, though I'd recommend 'J.D's Revenge' over this as a better example. As a showcase for Bernie Casey this is far more enjoyable and one of the reasons I have remained a fan of this movie after many years.

NOTE: DS9 fans will enjoy seeing Casey and Marc Alaimo together some 17 years before their appearance as Cal Hudson and Gul Dukat in the DS9 2-parter 'The Maquis'.


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