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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2017)

| Horror, Sci-Fi | 2017 (USA)
The good and evil within humanity collide in a horrific confrontation in this faithful retelling of Stevenson's classic story.

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B. Luciano Barsuglia (adaptation), Robert Louis Stevenson (original story)
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Credited cast:
Gianni Capaldi ... Mr. Hyde
Shaun Paul Piccinino ... Dr. Henry Jekyll
David Beatty ... Mr. Gabriel John Utterson
William McNamara ... Bradshaw
Margaret O'Brien ... Ms. Stevenson
Mickey Rooney ... Mr. Louis
Vernon Wells ... Mr. Enfield
Elissa Dowling ... Maude
Randal Malone Randal Malone ... Mr. Poole
Sierra Barsuglia Sierra Barsuglia ... Girl
Daron McFarland ... Mr. Guest
Jed Rowen ... Dr. Lanyon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zan Alda Zan Alda ... Inspector Newcomen
Diane Baldwin ... Gillian
Michael Beardsley ... Lord Nathaniel
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is really just as much the story of Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer and good friend of Dr. Henry Jekyll. More importantly, Utterson is a Victorian Gentleman, who is guided by a chivalry-like code to remain loyal to his friends and maintain his status in society. It is loyalty that drives Utterson to play detective in an effort to protect Jekyll from the malicious and scheming Mr. Hyde. Eventually, Utterson finds himself introduced to a world that he is neither ready to enter nor accept. The story takes place in Victorian-era England, after the Industrial Revolution. Utterson, a lawyer, and true Victorian Gentleman, discovers that his long-time friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, has become involved with a mysterious and dangerous man named Edward Hyde. Jekyll is a tall, handsome man with a very high social status, which he is expected to maintain. Hyde is a complete opposite, short and vulgar, with an unidentifiable deformity. Utterson knows that in ... Written by BLB Media

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Good Version of the Story
12 October 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2017)

*** (out of 4)

Low-budget but effective adaptation of the classic novel as Shaun Paul Piccinino playing Dr. Henry Jekyll, a great doctor who decides to try and experiment with what causes men to go mad. Before long he is transformed in Mr. Hyde (Gianni Capaldi).

This film has earned all sorts of great acclaim and I went into it with rather high expectations. I'm the type of fan that must see every new version of this story and it really doesn't matter how many of them I watch. I just find the story to be such a fascinating one that it works well watching various interpretations of it.

I'm certainly not going to call this one a masterpiece like some have but I will say that this was a rather impressive version, although I had one major issue with the film. The biggest problem for me was the fact that there were certain scenes that were shot so dark that you could hardly see what was going on. I understand trying to add atmosphere to a film but when it's this dark it was kind of pointless.

With that said, i did enjoy the performances and especially Piccinino as Jekyll. He was extremely good in the role and I thought he really brought it to life. Having another actor play Hyde was interesting but Capaldi was good as well. What makes this special is the fact that it turned out to be Mickey Rooney's final performance as he has a very brief role as a witness. Margaret O'Brien also appears in a quick scene. Getting to see these two legends was a major plus.


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