COMING TO BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO ON MAY 12TH
Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee
It’s the engagement party for brilliant young Dr. Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and his fiance, the beautiful Fanny Osbourne (Marina Pierro), attended by various pillars of Victorian society, including the astonishing Patrick Magee in one of his final roles. But when people are found raped and murdered outside and ultimately inside the house, it becomes clear that a madman has broken in to disrupt the festivities – but who is he? And why does Dr. Jekyll keep sneaking off to his laboratory? We know the answer, of course, but Walerian Borowczyk’s visually stunning adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-filmed tale is crammed with wildly imaginative and outrageously perverse touches characteristic of the man who scandalized audiences with Immoral Tales and The Beast, not least the explicitly sexualized nature of Mr. Hyde’s primal urges.