"Wicked as fresh red paint and poisonous as dried spiders" since 2005.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
LEE-A-THON MOVIE OF THE DAY NO. 25
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing co-star in this retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella "THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE". Unfortunately, the film is hampered by the absolutely inexplicable decision NOT to use the names "Jekyll" or "Hyde" (even though every OTHER character's name is straight from the Stevenson story. And then the decision to release the film in 3-D results in a constantly moving camera that veers around the set and the actors so much you may need to take your dramamine before watching it. Despite all this, Lee manages to acquit himself quite well in the role while Cushing is strangely somnambulant in his portrayal; in fact, I don't think I've EVER seen Cushing this subdued.