Jekyll and Hyde Together Again (DVD)
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy
Starring Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Krista Errickson, Tim Thomerson
Directed by Jerry Belson
You see now this is what I'm talking about, man! A Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie I can get behind. Sure it's not exactly a horror cornerstone (or should I say, stoned?), but at the very least we get a transformation that amounts to more than your now usual "just have your actor act differently". In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that you will never, and I mean ever, see a more memorable Mr. Hyde than the one that you will find here. Get ready for an alternate ego inspired trip of mayhem like no other!
Dr. Jekyll (a hilarious Mark Blankfield, whatever happened to him?) is a successful surgeon, but he wants to abandon his scalpel for research into harnessing man's animal instinct. As a result, while slaving away in his lab, he creates what can only be described as super-cocaine to help him delve deeper into the old psyche. Upon accidentally snorting a lot of it, Henry transforms into a wild-haired, googly-eyed sex fiend with an enormous schlong and penchant for humping anything ... including the air around him. Once taken over by Hyde, Jekyll's life takes a drastic turn. Hyde wants him to ditch his mundane, sterile lifestyle so does whatever he can to weed out what little normalcy was once known to his good self in order to destroy it. YAY!
What we have here is probably one of the most politically incorrect movies ever made. You name it, it's here in some form or another: cross-dressing, bestiality, group sex, light fetishes, dick jokes, lewd song and dance numbers, and funniest of all -- an amazing amount of air-humping! I swear to god, I don't have any idea how Blankfield was able to walk while portraying Hyde. This guy's hips just keep thrusting, thrusting, and thrusting. As a matter of fact, I think I even saw some lust in my girlfriend's eyes while we were diggin' on the flick. Chicks like the bad boys, do they not? It's too funny for words; you just have to see it. "Have to see it." You know, for me rarely have four words rung so true when pertaining to a horror-comedy. Jekyll and Hyde Together Again is a film that defies description with something in it to offend just about everyone. If you're looking for an outrageously lowbrow and perverted good time, then this particular Dr. Jekyll can write you one hell of an entertaining prescription!
If only he could have done something about the DVD extras, or should I say lack thereof? We get nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. Donut land. Not even a trailer. Feh.
While it's not for everyone, Jekyll and Hyde Together Again provides more entertainment per second than recent flicks of its ilk like Scary Movie, etc. If being tasteless were an art form, brothers and sisters, we'd be looking at the Mona Lisa.
And Hyde would no doubt ... be humping her.
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