The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!
After a series of scientific experiments directed towards freeing the inner man and controlling human personalities, the kindly, generous Dr Henry Jekyll succeeds in freeing his own alter ego, Edward Hyde, a sadistic, evil creature whose pleasure is murder.
Whittling down the Hammer flicks that are left that I've yet to see, and this one was a really nice surprise. While I realize it's not a part of Hammer's notable series, I find it odd this isn't mentioned alongside Hammer's most lauded standalone films like Plague of the Zombies and X the Unknown. This is really quite good, with excellent performances by Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee and nicely directed by the king of Hammer, Terence Fisher. Nice little cameo by a young Oliver Reed too. If this one has slipped you by the same way it did me for years, I highly recommend giving it a look.
Actually a pretty good adaptation. It does take some liberties but it's fairly good. Paul Massie is excellent as Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Enjoyed this much more than I did when I first saw it all those years ago. Chris Lee is great as the sleazy playboy gambler.
Fun old Hammer horror film.
I love this take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Instead of a hideous creature, when Jekyll turns into Hyde he becomes a handsome, charismatic, desirable man who wants to live on the wild side. When he's exhausted everything that London's seedy underbelly has to offer, Hyde decides to try to convince Jekyll's wife to cheat on Jekyll with him. Yes, that's right...since Hyde and Jekyll are the same person, he's trying to get his own wife to cheat on himself WITH himself. It's brilliant and demented, and for the time when this film was made, it must have been pretty shocking.