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Author Topic: ITV programme - Jekyll and Hyde  (Read 1505 times)
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« on: July 23, 2015, 10:42:05 pm »

At some point between now and the end of the year ITV has a new version of Jekyll and Hyde, apparently set in the 1930s and penned by Charlie Higson. From the brief clips I've see there seems to be a strong Steampunk aesthetic in the production.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 11:00:21 pm »

I've seen the clips too. - looks interesting Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 01:42:17 am »

Either of you have a link for the clips?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 06:40:56 am »

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 07:24:30 am »

Just the teaser trailer ......
http://youtu.be/eNxn7YHwyb0
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 02:40:55 pm »

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 07:34:41 pm »

A longer version of the tailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tei6HcAlG5U

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 03:20:36 am »

Back in the late 1970s or early 1980s (I'm thinking specifically sometime between 1979-1981) there was a production of Jekyll & Hyde that showed up on this side of the pond over a couple of nights on PBS. (I missed it.) Does anyone recall a year, an actor, a production company...anything? I've been unsuccessful finding it. It's hook this time was that Hyde was the good-looking, charismatic one. Actor had dark hair as Hyde, if I recall.

p.s. As an aside, I believe I was the only young lad in the Western Hemisphere who stayed up to watch the made-for-televison musical version with Kirk Douglas in the dual role, which aired the same night as the premiere of The Six Million Dollar Man...

Dr Jekyl Mr Hyde Kirk Douglas Musical part 1


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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2015, 05:41:51 am »

That's right, I saw this preview before, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2015, 07:14:28 am »

Back in the late 1970s or early 1980s (I'm thinking specifically sometime between 1979-1981) there was a production of Jekyll & Hyde that showed up on this side of the pond over a couple of nights on PBS. (I missed it.) Does anyone recall a year, an actor, a production company...anything? I've been unsuccessful finding it. It's hook this time was that Hyde was the good-looking, charismatic one. Actor had dark hair as Hyde, if I recall.

p.s. As an aside, I believe I was the only young lad in the Western Hemisphere who stayed up to watch the made-for-televison musical version with Kirk Douglas in the dual role, which aired the same night as the premiere of The Six Million Dollar Man...

Dr Jekyl Mr Hyde Kirk Douglas Musical part 1




dunno, there are several listed on imdb.
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Jekyll+%26+Hyde&s=tt&ref_=fn_al_tt_mr
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 08:23:05 am »

Back in the late 1970s or early 1980s (I'm thinking specifically sometime between 1979-1981) there was a production of Jekyll & Hyde that showed up on this side of the pond over a couple of nights on PBS. (I missed it.) Does anyone recall a year, an actor, a production company...anything? I've been unsuccessful finding it. It's hook this time was that Hyde was the good-looking, charismatic one. Actor had dark hair as Hyde, if I recall.

p.s. As an aside, I believe I was the only young lad in the Western Hemisphere who stayed up to watch the made-for-televison musical version with Kirk Douglas in the dual role, which aired the same night as the premiere of The Six Million Dollar Man...

Dr Jekyl Mr Hyde Kirk Douglas Musical part 1




dunno, there are several listed on imdb.
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Jekyll+%26+Hyde&s=tt&ref_=fn_al_tt_mr


Most likely it's the 1980 David Hemmings film, as that appears closest to the time frame and description as I remember it. (Listed separately as the two-part Masterpiece Theater episodes with Vincent Price hosting in 1981 on the link you provided.) It appears to have been released as a Region 2 DVD at some point according to one of the reviews, so I'll have to see if I can get it in Region 1 or region-free.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2015, 11:39:09 am »

I quite liked Steven Moffat's spin on the tale in the 6-parter Jekyll. Taking a tale from Victorian times, updating to a modern setting and working with Mark Gatiss - now he'll never do that again...

I loved the trick used for the transformation scene in the early theatre productions and film - using two layers of makeup and changing the lighting to make the second visible. One day I must sort out how to do that for Haloween.

I also have a bit of a soft spot for the Hammer film Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde, can't think why... Wink

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2015, 11:49:15 am »

I quite liked Steven Moffat's spin on the tale in the 6-parter Jekyll. Taking a tale from Victorian times, updating to a modern setting and working with Mark Gatiss - now he'll never do that again...

I loved the trick used for the transformation scene in the early theatre productions and film - using two layers of makeup and changing the lighting to make the second visible. One day I must sort out how to do that for Haloween.

I also have a bit of a soft spot for the Hammer film Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde, can't think why... Wink

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Haven't seen the first, and it's been a long time since I've seen the latter.

I used to (many, many decades ago) have a book that detailed how that was achieved. In a nutshell, the "transformation" makeup was red, so when filmed under red filters "Jekyll" looked normal. Then by slowing pulling up lighting with green filters while dimming the red caused the red makeup to show, revealing "Hyde". Actually quite a neat effect when pulled off in a home haunt during Halloween.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 05:49:55 pm »

Just in case anyone has missed the adverts, this is on tonight (25.10.15) on UK ITV1, 6:30 GMT (just in case you forgot about putting the clocks back  Cheesy).

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 06:00:53 pm »

Going out tonight so recording it  (on +1)  along with Crusoe, Murdoch Mysteries, The Pinkertons, Downton Abbey, TNA Impact Wrestling & Strictly. (well I have to have some variety)
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 05:42:06 pm »

Well what do you folks think?

Personally I think it was an interesting take on it, I just hope it isn't going to turn into 'Jekyll fights vampires, Jekyll fights werewolves, Jekyll fights Noel Coward', endless series of monster of the week nonsense.

They obviously dropped a lot of money to make it, so why bury it in the God slot at 6.30 on a Sunday?
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2015, 09:14:30 pm »

They obviously dropped a lot of money to make it, so why bury it in the God slot at 6.30 on a Sunday?

I liked it to. And it's supposed to be 'family viewing'; they always used to put this kind of thing on a Sunday.

But I don't remember kid's programming at that time on a Sunday having quite the level of body horror, violence or use of the word 'arse' in the 70's. Maybe my memory is going... Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2015, 09:18:42 pm »

They obviously dropped a lot of money to make it, so why bury it in the God slot at 6.30 on a Sunday?
It is put on earlier so that the gutter trash can claim the 9pm slot which mean that it's been made "child Friendly"
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2015, 01:11:18 pm »

But I don't remember kid's programming at that time on a Sunday having quite the level of body horror, violence or use of the word 'arse' in the 70's. Maybe my memory is going... Smiley

Songs of Praise was a lot more gritty in the 70's.
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2015, 09:58:43 pm »

Derivative yes, but enjoyable. Certainly the 'secret organisation fights assorted monsters' is a well-worn path but we'll see where they go with it. Did anyone else think there was a reference to the 1970's The Incredible Hulk TV series where Banner/The Hulk lifts the car in the first episode?

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2015, 10:02:08 pm »

But I don't remember kid's programming at that time on a Sunday having quite the level of body horror, violence or use of the word 'arse' in the 70's. Maybe my memory is going... Smiley

Songs of Praise was a lot more gritty in the 70's.

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2015, 12:06:20 am »

Enjoyed the first episode but haven't got around to the others yet, which I suppose tells its own tale.  I really liked the look of it but am not surprised at the furore the timeslot has caused. I feel there will probably be far too much talking and not enough action as it progresses while we find out the back story for every character, as this seems to be the case in so many series these days, so I doubt if it will really appeal to children anyway. Personally I still think some of the acts on Britains Got Talent are more terrifying.....
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2015, 01:23:07 pm »

700,000 viewers for the 1st episode leads to around 800 complaints and an Ofsted investigation.

I'm wondering if the people that complained were aware of the nature of the source material. 'Jekyll and Hyde' is hardly a children's book is it?

Oh well. ITV say they have no plans to move it from it's 7pm slot. They also point out that a warning is shown before the start of 'Jekyll and Hyde' which says it includes ''violence and scenes that younger children may find scary''.

I say people should familiarise themselves with the 'off' button on their remotes if it offends; and I do accept that some viewers will be offended because the level of violence in that timeslot. It surprised me as well.

But it's also funny how the 'Jurassic Park' is often shown on Sunday afternoons and receives no complaints. Not even when a dinosaur eats a lawyer on a toilet.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2015, 08:26:06 pm »

I'm quite enjoying this. The Steampunk elements are subtle but well realised (I liked the dart-gun in the last episode) and I'm loving the period detail and costuming. Neat how they are also using flashbacks to span the two eras. Some nice television in-jokes too.

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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 04:15:26 pm »

Sunday's missing episode of Jekyll & Hyde is on ITV1 tonight at 8pm
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