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Jekyll

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Overview

Robert Louis Stevenson's influential tale of terror gets a modern re-imagining in this limited BBC series penned by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Coupling) and starring James Nesbitt. The year is 2007, and Dr. Tom Jackson (Nesbitt) just can't seem to reign in his murderous alter ego Mr. Hyde. While the two dueling personalities have stricken up a tenuous agreement to share the same body, the good doctor vows to use every technology at his disposal in order to contain the killer within. By using surveillance equipment ...
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Overview

Robert Louis Stevenson's influential tale of terror gets a modern re-imagining in this limited BBC series penned by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Coupling) and starring James Nesbitt. The year is 2007, and Dr. Tom Jackson (Nesbitt) just can't seem to reign in his murderous alter ego Mr. Hyde. While the two dueling personalities have stricken up a tenuous agreement to share the same body, the good doctor vows to use every technology at his disposal in order to contain the killer within. By using surveillance equipment and making a veritable deal with his own Devil, Dr. Jackman is certain that he can keep Mr. Hyde in check. But somewhere out there, Dr. Jackman and Mr. Hyde's every move is being monitored by an organization whose limitless wealth is only exceeded by their vast power. It seems that Mr. Hyde is no mistake of science and, much to Mr. Jackman's surprise, a plan hatched over a century ago is finally starting to unfold just like clockwork.
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Special Features

The Tale Retold; Anatomy of a Scene; Audio commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • UPC: 794051413321
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 5:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,283

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Nesbitt Dr. Tom Jackson
Gina Bellman
Denis Lawson
Michelle Ryan
Meera Syal
Technical Credits
Matt Lipsey Director
Douglas MacKinnon Director
Elaine Cameron Producer
Steven Moffat Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Jeffery Taylor Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jekyll
1. Chapter 1 [9:41]
2. Chapter 2 [8:16]
3. Chapter 3 [9:58]
4. Chapter 4 [4:34]
5. Chapter 5 [14:11]
6. Chapter 6 [11:24]
1. Chapter 1 [7:19]
2. Chapter 2 [7:04]
3. Chapter 3 [11:04]
4. Chapter 4 [10:43]
5. Chapter 5 [3:28]
6. Chapter 6 [8:15]
1. Chapter 1 [7:41]
2. Chapter 2 [5:12]
3. Chapter 3 [10:46]
4. Chapter 4 [10:37]
5. Chapter 5 [13:03]
6. Chapter 6 [10:14]
Disc #2 -- Jekyll
1. Chapter 1 [6:50]
2. Chapter 2 [10:33]
3. Chapter 3 [8:23]
4. Chapter 4 [6:18]
5. Chapter 5 [10:55]
6. Chapter 6 [8:44]
1. Chapter 1 [6:42]
2. Chapter 2 [7:31]
3. Chapter 3 [9:33]
4. Chapter 4 [8:35]
5. Chapter 5 [7:17]
6. Chapter 6 [5:39]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [8:33]
3. Chapter 3 [9:21]
4. Chapter 4 [10:43]
5. Chapter 5 [7:30]
6. Chapter 6 [10:31]
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A masterwork of horror

    James Nesbit plays the duel roles of a modern Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this 2006 re-teling of the classic tale. The mini-series created by Steven Moffett of Doctor Who fame is the tale of scientist named Jackman who suddenly finds himself changing into someone else; a socio-pathic personality with increadble abilities.

    There is none of the cheesy make-up or CGI monsters that are the halmarks of Jekyll and Hyde movies. Instead you have a true psycological thriller on par with the original Basic Instinct and Identity with a twist at the end that leaves you wanting more. Nesbit delivers as both the torrminted Jackman and as the psychotic Hyde. A must see for any horror film fan or thiller/ mystery fan.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Jekyll

    This is a quirky take on the Jekyll & Hyde story set in the modern UK. There are a number of engaging twists in the story. James Nesbitt is a perfect casting choice. This is dark stuff and probably not suitable for kids under 12. It is an interesting voyage by the creaters of Dr. Who. I would really like to see more of this story.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    'Jekyll' is Noteworthy

    So rarely does one come across such a well made mini-series. "Jekyll" is a fresh update, giving the classic tale a pair of rose colored glasses and satiating all those romantics who wanted there to be more humanity in Hyde and less innocence in Dr. Jekyll. However, "Jekyll" manages to do that without excusing Hyde or creating some saccharine, misunderstood monster. He's a sociopath. Period. But that won't stop you from enjoying his character immensely. James Nesbitt is outstanding, as always, and switches roles seamlessly, making you love both characters for utterly different reasons. The writer, Stephen Moffat, managed to juggle a wit, romance, terror with ease, and throws in some self-deprecating melodrama (that could be construed as dumb, but also as fun). I hope with all my heart for a sequel, and can't recommend this series enough.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Witty Twist on an Old Classic

    This original British series from the writer of Doctor Who gives us a modern twist on the tale of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This version keeps a Gothic touch to the plot, while infusing it with intelligent wit and catchy one liners. James Nesbitt is excellent as the afflicted doctor and his insane alter ego. A good buy for anyone with a love of the classic monster films and the Gothic novels.

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