Call number: DVD-4333


BOROWCZYK, Walerian
Docteur Jekyll et les Femmes [The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne]

Whodunit Productions, Allegro Productions, Multimedia Gesellschaft für Audiovisuelle Information mbH, 1981
Producers: Robert Kuperberg, Jean-Pierre Labrande
Executive producer: Ralph Baum
Screenplay: Walerian Borowczyk, from the novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Photography: Noël Véry
Production design: Walerian Borowczyk
Music: Bernard Parmegiani

Dr Henry Jekyll			Udo Kier		
Miss Fanny Osbourne		Marina Pierro
General William Danvers Carew	Patrick Magee
Mr Hyde				Gérard Zalcberg
Dr Lanyon			Howard Vernon
Reverend Donald Regan Guest  	Clément Harari
91 minutes
In French with optional English language version, optional English subtitles and optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired

Dual format edition. This is the Blu-ray disc

Blu-ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio
Languages Optional English language version
Optional English subtitles
Optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired
Features Brand new 2K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by cinematographer Noël Véry
Audio commentary featuring archival interviews with Walerian Borowczyk and new interviews with cinematographer Noël Véry, editor Khadicha Bariha, assistant Michael Levy and filmmaker Noël Simsolo, moderated by Daniel Bird
Short films:
Jouet joyeux (Happy Toy), Les Films du Jeudi, 1979, a short animated film by Borowczyk inspired by Charles-Émile Reynaud's praxinoscope, 2 minutes 17 seconds, no dialogue
Himorogi (2012), a short film by Marina and Alessio Pierro, made in homage to Borowczyk, 16 minutes 58 seconds, no dialogue
Interviews:
Brand new 2015 interview with Udo Kier, 11 minutes 19 seconds, in English
Brand new 2015 interview with Marina Pierro, 20 minutes 17 seconds, in Italian with optional English subtitles
Interview with artist and filmmaker Alessio Pierro about Himorogi, 10 minutes 36 seconds, in Italian with optional English subtitles
Interview with Happy Toy production assistant Sarah Mallinson about Borowczyk and Peter Foldes, 10 minutes 01 second, in English
Documentaries and essays:
Appreciation by critic and long-term Borowczyk fan Michael Brooke, 32 minutes 57 seconds, in English
Phantasmagoria of the Interior, a video essay on Borowczyk's Dr Jekyll by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López, 14 minutes 39 seconds, in English
Eyes That Listen, a featurette on Borowczyk's collaborations with electro-acoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani, 10 minutes 02 seconds, in English with some Polish with optional English subtitles
Return to Méliès: Borowczyk and Early Cinema, a featurette by Daniel Bird, 6 minutes 50 seconds, in English with some French with optional English subtitles
Reversible sleeve with artwork based on Borowczyk s own poster design
Booklet with new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and archive pieces by Walerian Borowczyk and André Pieyre de Mandiargues, illustrated with rare stills
Source Arrow Academy

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