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- Format: Blu-Ray/DVD
- SKU: MVD7208BR
- UPC: 760137720898
- Street Date: 05/12/15
- PreBook Date: 03/17/15
- Label: Arrow Video »
- Genre: Horror
- Run Time: 90 mins
- Number of Discs: 2
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1981
- Region Code: 1
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: US
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Udo Kier
- Marina Pierro
- Patrick Magee
- Director: Walerian Borowczyk
- Director: Walerian Borowczyk
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Miss Osbourne [Dual Format Blu-Ray/DVD]
A madman is on the loose - but who is he? And why does Dr Jekyll keep sneaking off to his laboratory?
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"Potent and poetic, mischievous and macabre, Borowczyk's film shows how many imaginative worlds the horror movie can open up when the right artist holds the keys" (Nigel Andrews, Financial Times) It's the engagement party for brilliant young Dr Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and his fiance, the beautiful Fanny Osbourne (Marina Pierro), attended by various pillars of Victorian society, including the astonishing Patrick Magee in one of his final roles. But when people are found raped and murdered outside and ultimately inside the house, it becomes clear that a madman has broken in to disrupt the festivities - but who is he? And why does Dr Jekyll keep sneaking off to his laboratory? We know the answer, of course, but Walerian Borowczyk's visually stunning adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's much-filmed tale is crammed with wildly imaginative and outrageously perverse touches characteristic of the man who scandalised audiences with Immoral Tales and The Beast, not least the explicitly sexualised nature of Mr Hyde's primal urges.
- Brand new 2K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by cinematographer Noel Very
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film, released on both formats for the first time ever
- English and French soundtracks in LPCM 1.0
- Optional English and English SDH subtitles
- Introduction by critic and long-term Borowczyk fan Michael Brooke
- Audio commentary featuring archival interviews with Walerian Borowczyk, Udo Kier, Marina Pierro and producer Robert Kuperberg, and new interviews with cinematographer NoÃ«l VÃ©ry, editor Khadicha Bariha, assistant Michael Levy and writer / director NoÃ«l
- Interview with Marina Pierro
- Himorogi (2012), a short film by Marina and Alessio Pierro, made in homage to Borowczyk
- Interview with artist and filmmaker Alessio Pierro
- Video essay by Adrian Martin and Cristina Alvarez Lopez
- Eyes That Listen, a featurette on Borowczyk's collaborations with electro-acoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani
- Returning to Melies: Borowczyk and Early Cinema, a featurette by Daniel Bird
- Reversible sleeve with artwork based on Borowczyk's own poster design
- Booklet with new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and archive materials, illustrated with rare stills
- More to be announced!
A film of strange and outrageous beauty which seems to emanate from that place where our fears are also desires
—Chris Peachment, Time Out
Potent and poetic, mischievous and macabre, Borowczyk's film shows how many imaginative worlds the horror movie can open up when the right artist holds the keys
—Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
Arrow Films certainly deserves praise for the film's excellent 2K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative, and the disc's scads of supplementary features.
—Stuart Galbraith IV , DVD Talk
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne may end up going down as the best looking Blu of 2015.
—Jacob Q. Knight, Shock Till You Drop
I cannot recommend this disc highly enough, a bargain at any price.
—Charlie Hobbs, Twitch FIlm