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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, The

Music Video Distributors   (1981) / Region All
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, The
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, The

It's the engagement party for brilliant young Dr. Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and his fiancee, 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 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 characteristics of the man who scandalized audiences with Immoral Tales and The Best, not least the explicitly sexualized nature of Mr. Hydes primal urges.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 05 2015
  • Production Year 1981
  • Empire SKU 1765461
  • UPC Code 760137720898
  • Studio  Music Video Distributors
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


- 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 anywhere in the world
- English and French soundtracks in LPCM 1.0
- Optional English subtitles
- Appreciation by critic and long-term Borowczyk fan Michael Brooke
- Audio commentary featuring an archival interview with Walerian Borowczyk and new interviews with cinematographer Noel Vary, editor Khadicha Bariha, assistant Michael Levy and filmmaker Noel Simsolo, moderated by Daniel Bird
- Brand new interviews with Udo Kier and Marina Pierro
- Himorogi (2012, a short film by Marina and Alessio Pierro, made in homage to Borowczyk
- Interview with artist and filmmaker Alessio Pierro
- Phantasmagoria of the Interior, a video essay on Borowczyk's Dr. Jekyll by Adrian Martin and Cristina Alvarez Lopez
- Eyes that Listen, a featurette on Borowczyk's collaborations with electro-acoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani
- Happy Toy (1979), a short film by Borowczyk inspired by Charles-Emile Reynaud's praxinoscope
- Interview with Sarah Mallinson, former assistant to Borowczyk and fellow animator Peter Foldes
- Return to Melies: Borowczyk and Early Cinema, a featurette by Daniel Bird
- Theatrical trailer with optional commentary by editor Khadicha Bariha
- Reversable sleeve with artwork based on Borowczyk's own poster design
- Illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and archive pieces by Walerian Borowczyk and Andre Pieyre de Manidiargues


  • Audio
    English PCM Mono
    French PCM Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

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