DVD info from Amazon.
Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1
Full-length commentary by the
director, Beswick, and a film historian
some poster art and stills
... and it
really has nothing to do with the Stevenson theme about the struggle
between good and evil. Although Mrs Hyde is more sexually aggressive
than Dr Jekyll, it is Jekyll who starts all the killing and
grave-robbing, and he was doing that before he ever changed into Lady
Hyde. So it is the struggle between evil and other evil. So the title
of the film is quite misleading other than it's about a guy who
transforms after drinking a potion. It is actually more similar to
Jack the Ripper and Frankenstein than to the other Dr Jekyll movies,
and it isn't much good because it has no scares, thrills, or chills.
I haven;t seen the
DVD, but it does have some excellent features for a thirty year old
film, including full-length commentary by the female star and the
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
Interesting concept, but not much was done with it.