Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Meep Pic Of The Week: Jekyll & Hyde Together Again (1982)
Jekyll & Hyde...Together Again
A Paramount Pictures release
Original theatrical release date: December 3rd, 1982
DVD Release: Yes
Imagine if you will that we lived in a world where a movie was birthed out of the cocaine craze of the early 80's. Also imagine that movie to be completely in the vein of Airplane!... A send-up of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale in a modern hospital setting. The 70's had their Airport movies, in the early 80's our eyes were glued to the TV with St. Elsewhere, Trapper John and the seemingly never ending MASH. Thankfully we live in this world because we get to watch a completely nutso film like Jekyll & Hyde Together Again.
It's been a long favorite of mine for years, I've given the VHS a good run. MIRACULOUSLY it has been released on DVD from Legend Films a couple of years back. This movie will make you giddy with delight. Leading man (and Friday's co-star) Mark Blankfield handles his dual role really well and has great comic timing. What ever happened to him? And for that matter, what about his cute & bitchy co-star Krista Errickson (Little Darlings)
There's a joke or three a minute here, not all of them work, but you'll be satisfied and begging for more by film's end. Like the totally inappropriate but accurate tagline suggests, It's a real toot!