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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
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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 »
Misfortune follows misfortune. Madame, I have murdered your chauffeur. My humblest apologies.
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A UK video release entitled Bloodbath of Dr Jekyll cuts from the opening murder of the little girl to the aftermath of Mr Hyde's later attack on the dancer, deleting some 26 minutes of footage inbetween. See more »
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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