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HAMMER FILMS DOUBLE FEATURE: THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL/THE GORGON

HAMMER FILMS DOUBLE FEATURE VOL. 2 REVIEWED

“Hammer Films Double Feature” presents The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll and The Gorgon in its second volume. While the Jekyll and Hyde movie was lesser horror, I hope that new fans discover The Gorgon. That film flips the classic Greek myth into a castle haunting that works for what Hammer tried to accomplish. Both films feature strong Christopher Lee supporting turns, but these movies belong to Massie and Shelley. While not terribly FX driven, there were some of the higher concept Hammer films of the early 60s. Check them out this Halloween.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Nothing

A/V STATS

  • 2.35:1, 1.78:1 1080p transfers
  • Dolby 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 9/6/16

  • 90%
    Video - 90%
  • 80%
    Audio - 80%
  • 0%
    Supplemental Material - %
  • 95%
    Film Score - 95%
66%

The Plot Thus Far

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
(1960) – Color – 89 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla, Francis De Wolff

Absorbed in research directed towards freeing the two natures of man, Dr. Jekyll degenerates in to Mr. Hyde, a vengeful maniac. While Hyde wants revenge against a gambler whom his wife is in love with, Dr. Jekyll, takes steps to do away with his evil self.

The Gorgon
(1964) – Color – 83 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goddliffe, Patrick Troughton

In a rural village, a series of murders have been committed where each victim was turned into stone. A local professor investigates and finds an evil Gorgon haunting a nearby castle and in search of more victims.

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