Friday, March 26, 2010

Dollar Bin Film - "Dr Heckyl and Mr Hype"

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent and murderous) ladies' man.

This has got to be one of the strangest films I have ever seen...and I absolutley adore it! The film is ridiculous, but at the same time it has some real moments of suspense, horror, and romance. It's campy, fun to watch, has some real funny lines scattered through out, and unlike a lot of cheesy 80's films, has great acting by it's lead, the legendary Oliver Reed. When he's in his ugly face, he's sympathetic, kind, and you just wanna give him a big hug! But when he takes the drink and becomes all good lookin and handsome, he's a real "lady killer" and is bad to the bone. It's an entertaining and fantastically weird take on a classic tale that I think it worth taking a peak at.

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