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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980)

Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable Victorian scientist, concocts a drug which releases another side to his personality - a brutal, murderous alter ego.

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Alastair Reid
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David Hemmings ... Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Lisa Harrow ... Ann Coggeshall
Ian Bannen ... Oliver Utterson
Diana Dors ... Kate Winterton
Clive Swift ... Hastie Lanyon
Toyah Willcox ... Janet
Roland Curram ... Poole
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Inspector Newcomen
Desmond Llewelyn ... Sir Danvers Carew
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Diane
Sevilla Delofski Sevilla Delofski ... Fifi
Keith Hodiak Keith Hodiak ... Kangaroo
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Cook
Jane Slaughter Jane Slaughter ... Gwen
Roger Davidson Roger Davidson ... Bradshaw
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Not impressed
30 October 2008 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Silly me, I actually purchased this version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" without knowing it was a BBC presentation. The real drawing power here was that David Hemmings was the lead and I couldn't wait to see him in the role.

Now, I might be severely lacking in sophistication but I usually find these BBC versions of famous movies extremely boring. They're pretentious, fake looking and usually very drab. For the most part this movie was no exception.

I did like Hemmings's performance, especially when he transformed to Mr. Hyde and wasn't wearing all that aging and weight make-up. Hemmings was a very good actor who didn't get too many good roles during his lifetime.

As for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" I'd recommend either the Spencer Tracy version from 1941 or the Michael Caine version by David Wickes.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Džekil i g. Hajd See more »

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