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Best Film Version of 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'

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Initial post: 12 Jul 2008 16:40:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2008 16:46:41 BDT
The two I enjoyed, for different reasons, were the Frederic March version, and the later Spencer Tracy one with Ingrid Bergman. This was more stylish, but the transformation to Jekyll was rather low key. Interestingly both of these versions have now been put onto one DVD.

The film I enjoyed immensely, was the twist on the story, with Ralph Bates for 'Hammer' called 'Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde'.

Christopher Lee's version 'I Monster' was a 'bomb'

What do you think?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2008 11:20:34 BDT
i think the version with christopher lee 'i monster' is the better version.
i also thought the spencer tracy version
is excellent as well , but i monster gets my vote.i've yet to see dr jekyll and sister hyde,but being hammer,it's bound to be a winner.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2008 20:41:24 BDT
David says:
Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde gets my vote too. It was an interesting version and starred the late great Ralph Bates and Martine Beswick. An excellent film.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2008 09:49:45 BDT
R. Smith says:
'SISTER HYDE' is an excellent [now] period piece from HAMMER [around 1971], definately worth a look.

The finest HYDE film for me is the 1932 FREDERIC MARCH version: brilliant period charm, with relentless drive and rapid pacing for the most part: rough around the edges in parts, but vital and invigourating. Also the only MOVIE MONSTER to win an ACADEMY AWARD for decades!

--------the '41 SPENCER TRACY version is OK, but a bit stilted and's obviously a lavish studio job, but I find it a bit slick and overtly 'forced' in parts.....worth a viewing, however. [also contains a 'TWEETY PIE' WARNERS cartoon extra [on the HYDE subject] on the twin-sided MARCH/TRACY DVD!

Posted on 26 Jun 2009 15:58:25 BDT
I haven't seen it yet (because it's impossible to track down a copy) but it sounds fantastic - is Walerian Borowczyk's Docteur Jeckyll et les Femmes (aka Bloodbath of Dr Jeckyll) where evil wins!!

Posted on 27 Jun 2009 17:13:28 BDT
brian worden says:
try to watch ! the two faces of dr jekyll a.k.a. house of fright in america this hammer
film stars paul massey & christopher lee
a bolton lad.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 16:59:31 BDT
Andy B says:
dr jekyll and sister hyde is super. it has to be the best version i've seen. what a brilliant playful script.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 19:09:31 BDT
AJ says:
I would really, really recommend that you purchase the DVD of BBC's Jekyll starring James Nesbitt as was shown last year. Abs gripping TV, very dark in places with none of the misplaced zaniness that blights Doctor Who. Yes, it is modern day but it ties in very well with the original story. As a rule I can't stand Nesbitt but he was outstanding in the dual role.
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