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Plot: 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.
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After 20 years.
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.
“Yes sir, we will proceed… it’s just that none of the teams sent to discover redeeming qualities have been successful.”
Now, it’s not really that this has absolutely nothing to offer… it’s really more that it takes an idea with such massive promise, and not only fails to deliver, but actually ruins parts, adds and changes without doing anything, at least positive. I have not read the original by Stevenson, but I am not certain anyone working on this did, either. There’s marvelous conflict in the very idea of the character, and this barely manages to realize that at all. The look of Hyde is just bad, and the design of the transformation, the concept used, seems dumb. Much is unintentionally silly(as the other reviewer comments, this would have been good for Mystery Science Theater 3000). I’ve seen excellent films using non-linear time-lines, but this plays around with time so much, and for so little point(some setting up the final twist, which could have been considerably better, as with the rest of them)… the plot has enough threads, with little to nothing, most notably *not* the main subject of the character(I did notice that the credits said “derived from”, not “based on”, when listing the book), actually resolved or properly addressed. It also has too many things going, at the same time. The dialog has select moments that are noteworthy, with the rest, the very most part, being utterly preposterous. The acting is seldom commendable, save for Caine, and even he has weak instances. Effects tend to be poor. Ladd’s character and what she brings to the story is worse than useless, it hurts the movie. Music is unimpressive, and portions are far too loud. Attempts at comedy are ironically the least funny bits in the film. A lot of things happen without this ever engaging or interesting the(or at least this) viewer. Editing and cinematography cut corners and has so little to offer, you have to wonder why they bothered to make any effort at all. This may also feature the least helpful/discreet(in unexpected situations, at least) servants I’ve ever seen, even if they do(at times) seem to have good intentions. I recommend this to… well, those people who just *must* watch every adaptation and/or Michael Caine feature out there. The rest of us, please remember that just because it’s TV, it doesn’t have to mean it’s bad; this is outdone even by productions in the same(financial and whatnot) class. 5/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min), 2 hr (120 min) (Germany)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director David Wickes
Writer Robert Louis Stevenson (derived from the story by), David Wickes
Actors Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup
Awards Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm