Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Double Feature

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Double Feature

Director: Victor Fleming Cast: Rouben Mamoulian, Fredric March, Spencer Tracy
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Double Feature

Two celebrated interpretations of Robert Louis Stevenson's fable of the duality of man are featured on this special DVD release. The 1932 version of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde starring Fredric March and the 1941 version with Spencer Tracy both appear on this release; both films have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, with the audio mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Both features are in English, with optional subtitles in French, Spanish, and English. Bonus materials include a commentary track for the 1932 version from film historian Greg Mank, a Bugs Bunny cartoon entitled Hyde and Hare, and a trailer for the 1941 production.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/06/2004
UPC: 0012569585928
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 3:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary on the 1932 version by author/film historian Greg Mank; Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes short "Hyde and Hare"; Theatrical trailer of the 1941 version

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- 1932 Version
1. Credits [1:07]
2. The Good Doctor [3:42]
3. Lunatic's Lecture [2:38]
4. Charitably Tardy [3:01]
5. Eyes of Love [4:41]
6. It Isn't Done [3:04]
7. Ivy: The Indecent Self [5:12]
8. Free! [7:44]
9. Endless Wait [2:57]
10. Resummoning Hyde [2:42]
11. Variety Music Hall [3:09]
12. Wanting Ivy [4:58]
13. Aborted Advice [2:58]
14. What Horror Means [5:00]
15. Dangerous Knowledge [3:46]
16. Permission Granted [2:58]
17. Ivy's Plea, Jekyll's Vow [5:23]
18. Overtaken in the Park [3:21]
19. Angel, Devil, Killer [3:39]
20. Lanyon's Eyewitness [6:51]
21. It Has Conquered You [1:44]
22. If I Could Only [6:59]
23. Hyde Lashes Out [2:55]
24. There's Your Man [4:32]
25. Cast List [:38]
Side #2 -- 1941 Version
1. Credits [1:15]
2. Demonstrations in Public [4:18]
3. Outside Known Medicine [3:53]
4. Jekyll's Theory [4:33]
5. Serious Disapproval [4:27]
6. To Ivy's Rescue [3:22]
7. Her Doctor [6:13]
8. Test Subjects [1:47]
9. Taking the Risk [2:52]
10. Transformation [4:52]
11. Breaking It Off [5:05]
12. Hyde Ventures Out [4:59]
13. Eye for Ivy [6:10]
14. Please, Sir [3:47]
15. Between the Lines [1:45]
16. Supposing [5:47]
17. Staying In Tonight [5:00]
18. He'll Follow Me [4:37]
19. Works of Art [2:00]
20. Ivy Appeals for Help [6:21]
21. Evil Emergent [2:54]
22. Ending Ivy's Confusion [5:35]
23. Menace in the Streets [2:30]
24. Before Lanyon's Eyes [5:02]
25. Trying Not to Hurt Bea [4:50]
26. Comeback [2:11]
27. There's Your Man [5:44]
28. Cast List [:40]

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Double Feature 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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The secrets of life and death have long fascinated authors and film makers. From Mary Shelley¿s Frankenstein, to ¿Invasion of the Body Snatchers¿, mankind simply cannot get enough of the oft¿ horrific truths that haunt the darkened recesses of the human mind. However, in an age of genetic engineering buttressed by the breaking of the code for human DNA and cloning a la Dolly the Sheep, and stem cell research that promises to build a better human being via the Bionic Man syndrome, some ancient tales of science gone wrong just seem antiquated or quaintly out of date. Robert Lewis Stevenson's 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' is basically a Victorian morality tale, about the power and predisposition of mankind for either good or evil. When scientist Henry Jekyll attempts to separate the good from the evil he discovers that evil is too strong for him and thereafter runs amuck in London as the demonic Mr. Hyde. This DVD contains the two best versions of Stevenson brought to the screen, the all-star glossy 1941 treatment from MGM and the vastly superior, pre-code 1931 Paramount edition starring Fredric March. Directed by Roubin Mamoulian, March's interpretation of Hyde is a tour de force. The 1931 transformation sequences - where Jekyll becomes Hyde ¿ are genuinely terrifying. The effect was achieved by the application of various hues of light sensitive makeup. Depending on the light source being projected, different parts of the green makeup became visible. The result is a seamless and frightening mutation from the congenial Jekyll to the maniacal Hyde. The 1941 transformation of Spencer Tracy being transformed are uninspiring by comparison, using time lapse photography that doesn¿t always line up, thus revealing the process by which the effect was achieved. After his first encounter with the magical potion, Jekyll/now Hyde, encounters the wanton harlot and bar maid, Ivy (Mirium Hopkins in 1931, Ingrid Bergman in 1941). Hopkins¿ Ivy is a genuine trollop in the best sense of low down sluts, tempting Jekyll with a flash of flesh ¿ risqué by the conventions of the period, then melting into tragic hysterics under the auspices of being ravaged by the hideous and brutish Hyde. Hopkins also plays Ivy with a convincing Irish accent, something that Bergman¿s Swedish accent, try as she might, cannot conceal. Ivy¿s death in the 1931 version is absolutely chilling. After tempting her with the prospect of escape, Hyde viciously corners Ivy in her boudoir, hissing, ¿Isn¿t Hyde a man after your own heart?¿ and then violently strangles her to death. The 41¿ version isn¿t nearly as explicit ¿ thanks in part to the more stringent censorship in Hollywood by that time, but also, by MGM¿s edict of ultra sheen and glamour above all else. In the 1931 version Rose Hobart is cast as Jekyll¿s fiancée, Muriel Carew. In the ¿41 version Lana Turner assumes the thankless role, her name inexplicably altered to Beatrix Emery. Once again, when comparing the two versions of this performance on film, Hobart excels by comparison even though she is given less screen time to shine than Turner in ¿41. True, the `31 version lacks the polish and sheen that MGM brought to the '41 version - but the '31 scares is still a very visceral and horrific experience - and that's all one should expect from a genuine horror classic. On Oscar night, Fredrick March won the Best Actor statuette for his dual role. Ten years later Spencer Tracy was not even nominated. I would like to add that there's nothing inherently bad or wrong about Spencer Tracy¿s performance or the film, for that matter. But the code of ethics must temper some of the blame for forcing the production to tone down much of the shock and thrills of its predecessor. The ¿31 version was truncated for reissue to keep it in line with the morality code, but thanks to the rediscovery of that missing footage, all of Hyde¿s diabolical venom from the ¿31 version has been restored. The one disappointment on this
bookleo More than 1 year ago
I really like the one with Fredrick March. His performance was outstanding and the movie its self was great. Plus if your into old black and white movies this one is the one to get.
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