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Edge of Sanity (1989)

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Kikoïne

Writers:

J.P. Félix (screenplay), Ron Raley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Glynis Barber ... Elisabeth Jekyll
Sarah Maur Thorp Sarah Maur Thorp ... Susannah (as Sarah Maur-Thorp)
David Lodge ... Underwood
Ben Cole Ben Cole ... Johnny
Ray Jewers Ray Jewers ... Newcomen
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Flora
Lisa Davis Lisa Davis ... Maria
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman ... Egglestone
Briony McRoberts Briony McRoberts ... Ann Underwood
Mark Elliott Mark Elliott ... Lanyon (as Mark Elliot)
Harry Landis ... Coroner
Jill Pearson Jill Pearson ... Mrs. Egglestone
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... Mr. Bottingham
Ruth Burnett Ruth Burnett ... Margot
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Storyline

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind... Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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'Psycho' is over the edge... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong perverse sexuality/violence/gore and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beira da Loucura See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$102,219
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally in the story, Dr. Henry Jekyll's counter-part was named Edward Hyde, not Jack. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in both R and unrated versions. See more »

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Version of Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde (1995) See more »

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Il Trovatore
Performed by Leontyne Price & Plácido Domingo
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal A division of BMG Classics
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Perkins in near porn masterpiece
21 May 2004 | by Judexdot1See all my reviews

I've had the unrated version for this, since about the time I started buying tapes. Gerard Kikoine (once a Jess Franco disciple!) really cuts loose with this one, and he brings Anthony Perkins along for the ride! Despite ubiquitous art direction that sacrifices much for the "look" ( the lab has numerous beakers, all filled to the same level, with blue liquid. What it is, I don't know). Perkins really goes off as the respected scientist, who unleashes his inner self through experiments with the new drug, cocaine. He even somehow, apparently creates some sort of Crack, that can be lit with a wooden fireplace match!?! Production values are surprisingly high! Like a friend of mine said, I could almost buy into the idea, that Jack The Ripper was a sexually frustrated scientist experimenting with new drugs. Lush, often restrained, but also often quite gory. Probably more in tune with 70's arty euro-porn, than the history of horror films, this is often quite disturbing, and Perkins is at his best. Almost assured of a better reputation as time goes on. Don't miss, at least once.

Pax

--Judexdot1--


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