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Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical (1974)

David Hasselhoff , Coleen Sexton , Don Roy King  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Hasselhoff, Coleen Sexton, Andrea Rivette, George Merritt (III), Barrie Ingham
  • Directors: Don Roy King
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Good Times Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00005NKSV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,621 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical" on IMDb

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  • Special introduction and backstage interview with David Hasselhoff
  • Cast biographies

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The longest-running show in the history of Broadway's Plymouth Theatre, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical brings new life to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of romance and the epic battle between good and evil. A whirlwind odyssey pitting man against himself is set in motion when the brilliant Dr. Jekyll's medical experiment backfires, giving life to his evil alter ego, Edward Hyde. The show won a legion of repeat visitors (dubbed by the press as

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From the stage of New York's Plymouth Theatre, David Hasselhoff stars in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, the sensational adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale about the battle between good and evil. With more than half a dozen albums to his credit, Hasselhoff is an internationally acclaimed recording artist as well as a TV star. Here he portrays the brilliant Dr. Jekyll and the evil alter ego brought to life by his dangerous experiments, Edward Hyde. The superb score by the award-winning team of Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn includes the hits "Someone Like You," "This Is the Moment," and "Once Upon a Dream." Featuring dramatic special effects and bravura performances, it's Broadway musical theater at its finest. And with all the sights and sounds of this astonishing stage hit captured on 10 high-definition cameras and over 70 microphones, you've got the best seat in the house! Also starring Coleen Sexton (Lucy) and Andrea Rivette (Emma). 137 minutes.

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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
I'm suspecting that there are two types of people who are approaching this DVD, a filmed version of the stage production of "Jekyll & Hyde". One, someone familiar with the show--perhaps saw it and liked it or has the soundtrack--and wants to check out this variation. Or two, someone discovering it anew. It tempts me to write two reviews because while I love "Jekyll & Hyde", it's slightly unfortunate that this is the production most people will get a chance to judge.

So let me preface this by saying that I really am a fan of this show. Some people consider "Jekyll" sort of a "Phantom-lite". I, myself, have never been the biggest supporter of "Phantom of the Opera". It's fine, full of bombast, but hardly the revolutionary experience that people give it credit for. "Jekyll" does play to similar themes, but has a stronger overall soundtrack. Instead of a couple of showstoppers like "Phantom", "Jekyll" is filled with memorable power ballads. Not the most complicated show musically, it is very accessible. And when you have great singers, these simpler and emotionally charged songs become pop opera and quite moving.

So, without hesitation, I recommend the original Broadway Cast recording!!! Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder and Christiane Noll are superb. You couldn't hope for better.

But here's the problem with this DVD, it's not this great cast--NO, the star is David Hasselhoff. So you see my problem, don't you? Look, I'm not going to be unkind--it's an easy target. Let's just say this. If you're a fan of the show, he doesn't completely ruin it. And it's not like there are any other versions to add to your collections. If you are new to the show, I'm still recommending it provisionally. I wish there were another option. If you like the show, though--and I think you will--please rush over and buy the 1997 Cast recording. Treat yourself to how "Jekyll & Hyde" should really sound. KGHarris, 10/06.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good production but with bad actors!!! October 19, 2005
By Karn R.
Jekyll & Hyde the Musical opened on Broadway in 1997 and then in 2000 before it left the theatre, the show was recorded with a current cast which included Baywatch's David Hasselhoff, Coleen Saxton and Andrea Rivette as Jekyll/Hyde, Lucy and Emma respectively.

As for me, I like the music and the plot of Jekyll & Hyde very much especially the big songs like "This Is the Moment" and "Someone Like You". I saw the show when it was touring in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2000 and bought the cast recording and still can't put it down until today.

I bought this DVD with the hope of revisiting the musical that I enjoyed. The production was fine. It was a bit different in the tour but I still enjoy it. What bothers me are the actors! David Hasselhoff to begin with, he's really bad. The songs sung by Jekyll/Hyde require great actor-singer to perform them, not just any actor who can sing. Hassellhoff couldn't match with previous actors like Anthony Warlow, Robert Evan or Bob Cuccioli at all. He seems to be off-beat most of the time. His facial expression is horrible. He ruined "Lost in the Darkness" and "This Is the Moment" and other songs as well. Still, I would have to say that he did quite well in "Confrontation". He certainly surpasses my expectation in that one.

For the ladies, I would always adore Linda Eder and Christiane Noll. Though Coleen Saxton and Andrea Rivette can't live up to those performance but I think their performances are still enjoyable especially their duet in "In His Eyes". I watch that scene so many times I lost count. Their solos in songs like "Once Upon a Dream" and "Someone Like You/A New Life" are quite good.

The ensemble are kinda weird. I don't like the blocking for "Facade" and "Murder,Murder".
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I had three recurring thoughts while watching "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical." First, I wished they would slow down the tempo a bit, or at least run an announcement that the production was being compressed for time. I know the attention span of the modern audience grows less each year but the increased tempo bothered me on most of the songs and took away my enjoyment from my favorite piece in the show, the quartet "Your Work--And Nothing More." Second, whatever his vocal limitations, I was impressed to see how David Hasselhoff affected the transformation back and forth between Jekyll and Hyde through body posture and the use of his flowing mane of curly hair (and without makeup). Third, I was liked the singing voices of both good girl Andrea Rivette and bad girl Coleen Sexton, both in their duet "In His Eyes" and separately. Agreed, Sexton is not Linda Eder, but then who is this side of Streisand? (Besides, how many singers have their husband writing songs for their voice in shows on Broadway?).
Of course, in my experience of musicals I have never actually seen a Broadway show on Broadway. When your main diet of such things are touring companies or productions in L.A. or the Twin Cities you become accustomed to hearing voices other than the original (the exception would be seeing Michael Crawford perform "Phantom of the Opera" in L.A.).
As for Hasselhoff's performance of the show's anthem, "This is the Moment," my complaint remains that the song simply does not fit the story (a truth proven every time someone uses it for their ice skating routine). After all, nobody who sees this show is going to be unfamiliar with the story: we know what is going to happen when Dr. Jekyll takes his injection. The result is that "This is the Moment" provides the worst sort of unintentional irony.
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1.0 out of 5 stars By far the WORST musical I have ever watched
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good!
I was hesitant at first, as I was familiar with the show. "The HOFF" did a remarkable job in the title role.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to watch it for awhile...
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Published 5 months ago by Theresa Stansbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
This musical is one that is very difficult, music wise. But, it's also so challenging that it's worth watching over and over to get the jist of the show.
Published 7 months ago by Sita Milchev
5.0 out of 5 stars great musical
I was surprised to have enjoyed this musical as much as I did. I absolutely would recommend this to anyone looking for a great musical
Published 7 months ago by abigail beyer
5.0 out of 5 stars great!!!!!
We have already watched this multiple times. Great production. David Hasselhoff is wonderful in this roll. Professional quality, We are very happy with this purchase. Thank you!
Published 8 months ago by STACY JACKLINE
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of Jekyl & Hyde
After seeing the original Broadway Show which could never be topped I wanted to compare. I must say most of the
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Published 9 months ago by Donald A. Demaio
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Musical Treat
We had seen a college performance of this musical and were delighted to find this professional version. What a great addition to our video library!
Published 9 months ago by Cornelia Gamble
3.0 out of 5 stars Prefer the original cast
I much prefer the original cast of which I have a CD, sadly this is the only recording of this musical, which isn't too popular or around in theatres anymore, so I'm stuck with... Read more
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Coleen and Andrea
Thank you so much for your sweet comment s. peterson. The producers who knew Andrea then know that she was very ill during JH. She took time off from the 8 show a week grind that she had been doing for 8 years. Coleen Sexton works pretty regularly developing new projects and she just finsished a... Read More
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