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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marina Pierro ...
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Mr. Edward Hyde
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Dr. Lanyon
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
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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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"Fanny Osbourne" was the name of Robert Louis Stevenson's real life fiancée, who was so shocked by his original draft of "The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde" that Stevenson threw the manuscript into the fire and wrote a completely different story. 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 Jekyll & Hyde (1990) See more »

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--For Udo fans only--
24 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

It took me a while to find this one, but I finally did. I was dying to see it (because Udo Kier is in it), but I was totally disappointed.

As you may know, it is a Jekyll Hyde plot. Udo plays Dr. Jekyll, and some totally ugly guy plays Mr. Hyde. I agree with the other person who commented, it's much like a disturbing nightmare. Like a dream. The colors in parts are sort of like and Argento film. And it is really bad that it's cut to pieces. I mean, everything half gory must have been cut out.

The movie is dubbed (cutting out Udo's great voice), and he has a really lame hair-do! I just had to tell y'all fellow Udo fans. It's not really worth tracking down, like I did. I give it - 4/10


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