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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

Docteur Jekyll et les femmes (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 17 June 1981 (France)
In 19th century London, a sex maniac sneaks into the engagement party of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osbourne, turning the event into a nightmarish whirlpool of murder and debauchery.

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Marina Pierro ...
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General William Danvers Carew
Gérard Zalcberg ...
Howard Vernon ...
Clément Harari ...
Reverend Donald Regan Guest
Jean Mylonas ...
Mr. Utterson
Eugene Braun Munk ...
Mr. Enfield
Louis Colla ...
Mr. Maw (as Louis Michel Colla)
Catherine Coste ...
Mrs. Enfield
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Lady Osbourne, Fanny's mother
Michèle Maze
Agnès Daems ...
Charlotte Carew, the General's daughter
Magali Noaro ...
Victoria Enfield, the young dancer
Dominique Andersen
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The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor, a priest, a lawyer), the last of which informs the company that a child has been murdered in the street outside. While the others watch a young dancer perform, Dr.Jekyll instructs the lawyer to alter his will, leaving everything to a certain Mr.Hyde. Shortly afterwards, the dancer is found murdered, and the guests realise that one of their number must be a maniac with a prodigious sexual appetite... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Recourse to evil runs rampant against the laws of human restraint.

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Borowczyk's Bloodbath of Doctor Jekyll  »

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As an engagement gift, Dr Jekyll & Miss Osbourne are given a painting of "A Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" by Vermeer. See more »

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General: Misfortune follows misfortune. Madame, I have murdered your chauffeur. My humblest apologies.
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000) See more »

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Artistic horror
31 December 2003 | by (Northern KY, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is, as the other reviewers said, rather like watching a dream. It is interesting to note the subtle changes this film makes on the usual Jekyll/Hyde movie formula: Udo Kier's Dr. Jekyll is not really a benefactor of humanity, but a man who revels in being able to commit horrendous crimes in the guise of his alter ego - actually moving the story closer to R. L. Stevenson's original idea. He preaches a philosophy of going beyond good and evil through science.

Likewise, Hyde commits actually repellent crimes of rape, child abuse, and sadism - making him closer to the idea of "unchained evil" than the more genteel transgressions of other movie Hydes.

Overall - a memorable, beautiful, shocking, film. Well worth seeing.


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