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Jekyll

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Product Overview

When Dr.jekyll creates his alter-ego avatar and then downloads him directly into his brain, he turns into a psychopathic, hedonistic, ultra-violent party animal. How many bodies will he leave in his wake? Will his best friends be among them? Can Dr.jekyll regain control and get his life back?

Specifications

Studio Warnervision
SKU 207980977
UPC 883929022755
UPC 14 00883929022755
Format DVD
Release Date 7/8/2008
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
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
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, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
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...
James Jackson, The Times ...a psychological horror, a conspiracy thriller, a love story and a dark comedy.
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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