Jekyll + Hyde
|Format||Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Jeff Roop, Maria Del Mar, Zachary Bennett, Bryan Fisher, Nick Stillwell, Bree Turner|
|Runtime||1 hour and 30 minutes|
What if we lose control of who we are? In this terrifying, contemporary new version of Robert Louis Stevenson's renowned tale of good and evil, two medical students, Jay and Mary, take their desire to be different to a frightening new level. They begin experimenting with a strange drug similar to ecstasy, and their personalities quickly start to unravel in ways they can't control. Even though tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Jay keeps altering the drug, unaware of how it is taking over every aspect of his life and the essence of who he is. His terrifying descent is chronicled in bizarre video diaries that ultimately reveal to everyone the maddening game they dared to play.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Director : Nick Stillwell
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Release date : November 7, 2006
- Actors : Zachary Bennett, Maria Del Mar, Bree Turner, Jeff Roop, Bryan Fisher
- Subtitles: : Spanish
- Studio : Lions Gate
- ASIN : B000HOJR58
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #222,326 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Obviously, the movie wasn't released in theaters, but it's not bad, despite that reason. There's no need for briliant special effects, and the work is good. It doesn't look like a cheap amatuer movie like a lot of straight to DVD movies do. It is well acted and the few effects it does contain are well done.
If you are a fan of the original novel or of the numerous adaptations that it spawned, this is one to check out. And maybe, if you're a fan of Requiem For a Dream (though I'm not), you might enjoy this film. Otherwise, there's not much there for ya.
Personally, I don't think anyone named Jekyll should be admitted to medical school - to me, that's just common sense. I don't think med students should be popping homemade pills all of the time, either, but that doesn't stop it from happening in this film. Anyway, Henry Jekyll (Bryan Fisher) was admitted to med school, and he is dead set on engineering some kind of mood-altering drug based on Ecstasy. Why? I have no idea. It's not the kind of research product that his professor can endorse, so Jekyll continues his work in secret. Experimenting upon himself, he offers video updates describing the side effects and such from the increasingly larger samples of drug he is taking. The major side effect is the personality change engendered by the drug, which begins turning Jekyll into Hyde. You would think Jekyll would call the whole thing off after finding the bloody body of an unknown female in his bathtub, but by that point it's too late. He's wholly dependent on his dangerous little pill, and he actually likes Hyde because Hyde has all of the strength and confidence that he lacks.
As members of his inner circle of friends begin to die in increasingly gruesome ways, Jekyll isolates himself more and more, even from his sort-of girlfriend Martha. No one knows about Hyde, and the seemingly nonexistent local police obviously don't suspect him of committing the crimes. Murder will out in the end, of course - as will bad movie-making. I'm afraid Jekyll + Hyde makes no more than a small ripple in the ocean of this over-exploited genre.
Top reviews from other countries
Their aim is to create a drug that will adapt and enhance their personalities and in doing so make them the popular and succesful people that they crave to be.
With no other option, they have to test the drug on thmselves, but they realize that there is a horrific side to their personalities.
Will they be able to restrain the inner power of the creation? Or will the drug devour them from within?
''Jekyll & Hyde'' is a great horror film, with a good story line, but I feel as if the story was just to short and not that horrific.
i have seen but I personally love it!
Gory, dark at times, brutal and very much what the story is about. The actors are all great & act brilliantly.