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Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a personality-splitting drug that he has tested on himself, changing him into an uninhibited brute who seeks violent and undignified pleasures. Jekyll quickly becomes addicted to the sordid freedom induced by the drug. He can commit the most enjoyably revolting deeds, then return to his laboratory and use an antidote to change back to his original form, so that his lofty persona remains untarnished. But Jekyll's forbidden affair with his sister-in-law becomes a scandal, and with the growing rage within him, his other self no longer needs the drug for release. As Jekyll loses control of his transformations and his antidote becomes less effective, the police begin to suspect his part in his alter-ego's increasing violence. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Lionel Jeffries plays Michael Caine's father, buy in real life Jeffries is only 7 years older than Caine. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Jekyll sits in a chair and takes pictures of himself turning into Hyde he takes his ring off his pinky before drinking the potion.. However when he's turning into Hyde the rings back on his finger. See more »

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Mr. Hyde: I am saving my neck. From the gallows.
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995) See more »

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Mazurka No.5
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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After 20 years.
12 November 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Well, after not having watched this movie in about 20 years, I finally did again. The original story has always been my favorite by far. I read it first time when I was 7 years old, and have read and watched just about every adaptation since. While this thing takes some artistic liberties, when it comes to the plot and story, it works very well. It's not however flawless. While I'm a huge Caine fan, this is one of the times where he's overdoing it, big time! Besides that, the addition to the plot, actually makes the characters rather 2D, it lacks character development, even when it comes to Hyde. There's very little info about Jekyll's experiments and research, which is also a shame. It's very worth watching, but don't expect a classic masterpiece like the '1931 adaptation. It is however way better than any of the other adaptations, especially to two horrendous 2006 and 1941 adaptations.


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