Jekyll

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Part conspiracy thriller, part comic horror, Steven Moffat's extraordinary retelling of this Robert Louis Stevenson classic takes the ultimate tale of inner conflict to unforgettable new heights.

It is 2007 and there's a new Dr. Jekyll with an old problem - Mr. Hyde. But the pair have a deal - a body share - and an impossible life is somehow lived. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, Jekyll is determined to keep his dangerous alter ego in check by doing a deal with his own devil. What neither of them know is that an ancient organization with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. The return of Dr Jekyll is no accident...

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 204707915
UPC 794051413321
UPC 14 00794051413321
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
British
British Television
Mini-Series
Suspense
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Robert Louis Stevenson's DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE is interpreted in a unique way in this 2007 production. Dr. Jekyll is plagued by the familiar problem of his destructive alter-ego, Mr. Hyde. So Jekyll takes advantage of some modern technology in an attempt to thwart the beast, using surveillance cameras to monitor his activities. But a further twist in the tale comes when it emerges that it's not just Jekyll who is doing the monitoring....
Actors
James Nesbitt
Denis Lawson
Gina Bellman
Meera Syal
Cast & Crew
Andrew McClelland - Editor
Beryl Vertue - Executive Producer
Debbie Wiseman - Original Music By
Denis Lawson - Actor
Douglas Mackinnon - Director
Elaine Cameron - Producer
Fenella Woolgar - Actor
Fiona Colbeck - Editor
Fleur Whitlock - Art Director
Gina Bellman - Actor
Grenville Horner - Production Designer
James Nesbitt - Actor
Matt Lipsey - Director
Robert Louis Stevenson - Based On Novel By
Steven Moffat - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 4133
UPC 00794051413321
Number of Discs 2
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (2008) Golden Globe, James Nesbitt, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Golden Globe (2008) James Nesbitt, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Shrewdly contemporizing the oft-told tale of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," BBC America infuses some clever 21st-century wrinkles into the story -- starting with the split personalities using a Dictaphone to swap notes over minutia like where they left the car. Forgoing makeup beyond minor cosmetics, James Nesbitt portrays the original transformer with deft use of posture and evil expressions, while writer Steven Moffat has layered on intrigue worthy of "The X-Files"...Moffat and the premiere's director, Douglas Mackinnon, set the tone immediately, as Tom Jackman (Nesbitt) warns a psychiatric nurse ("The Bionic Woman's" Michelle Ryan) about the terms of this strange relationship -- how his alter ego knows not to cross certain boundaries of civility lest Jackman turn him in, while Hyde has threatened suicide if Jackman even considers seeking a cure...Always a morality tale about the nature of good and evil, the story of Jekyll and Hyde hardly cried out for re-imagining, and the prospect initially provoked some trepidation. Yet once the wheels begin churning, it's clear Moffat has maintained the underlying integrity while establishing his own surrounding mythology -- a strange case of tinkering with a classic, wonder of wonders, without screwing it up.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Nesbitt,James
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
James Jackson, The Times ...a psychological horror, a conspiracy thriller, a love story and a dark comedy.
Brett Cullum, DVD Verdict Sexy, violent, and loads of fun, Jekyll brings the old creaky classic novel into the modern age...
Brian Lowry, Variety ...intrigue worthy of "The X-Files"...Moffat has maintained the underlying integrity while establishing his own surrounding mythology...
David Cornelius, DVD Talk ...an endlessly engaging, perfectly compact thriller, and its presentation here is equally excellent...
MaryAnn Johanson, The Flick Filosopher ...goofy and cheesy in the most deliciously pulpy way, this is TV of a caliber that we rarely get to enjoy on American television...

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