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Thursday, December 29, 2022


I reviewed this a couple of years froma bad quality and cut print.

This print from Sinister Cinema is a huge improvement over their last release of this title.

I need not write too much about this as it is a re-telling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, except Christopher Lee stars as Charles Marlowe, a kindly doctor doing research on a new drug he hopes will revolutionize medicine.

After testing it on several patients he tries it on himself and becomes and evil man named Mr. Blake. His attorney, Fred Utterson (Peter Cushng) suspects something is terribly wrong with Marlowe. He believes that Blake is a killer who is blackmailing Marlowe.

In the end he finally discovers that they are one and the same. I found this to be a good version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story, and that is in large part because of the teaming of Cushing and Lee.

The print is a good 35mm version and uncut. The rest of the cast of this Amicus film includes Mike Raven, Kenneth J. Warren, Susan Jameson and Richard Hurndall. RECOMMENDED!!

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