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  1. matelot's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

  2. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

  3. Jason's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    More than the shadow of Robert Louis Stevenson I see in mighty Borowczyk's JEKYLL re-imagining the specter of Alfred Jarry's Supermale. This is a Nietzschean parable about reactive forces becoming monstrously, deliciously active. It is a vaguely satirical comedy of manners. It is a story about better living through transcendental chemistry. The field of the erotic becomes a plane of blissful indetermination.

  4. Eric Rucker's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    A rightly savage attack on moviegoers and movie studios, the emerging neo-conservatism of Raygun and Thatcher and the selfishness they unleashed, and probably Boro's fans who saw only porn in his alchemical puzzles. Like Showgirls, a mirror trap reflecting audiences thirsty for blood and sex to lap up in the dark before returning to tidy lawns and vinyl siding. Surely a touchstone for David Lynch and Matthew Barney.

  5. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Best of the Borowczyk films I've seen so far, but still has the cheap soft core porn that he loves so much. I think it also helps that he has solid source material from which to work. That really helps his story structure of course, which has been so sorely lacking in other films. But... then he almost wrecks it with his soft core crap. Ah well, Borowczyk will be Borowczyk, I suppose.

  6. Corey's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    This was a fun take on the classic. The pacing was nice and there were some amazing shots.

  7. Zac's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    The lighting was terrible throughout the film. Story line was good but didn't make sense to the actual Jekyll and Hyde story.

  8. Crystal's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    An engagement party swiftly sets the mood. An intense conversation ripe with double entendre followed by a series of mysterious and grotesque incidents. Dr. Jekyll is set free not just mentally, but with his physical transformation into Mr. Hyde. Terror reigns down within the mansion, including Dr. Jekyll’s fiancé Miss Fanny Osbourne. This tribute to freedom ends justified with love in the truest form.

  9. David Richards's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Sadean take on the Jekyll and Hyde story... lots of scenery chewing in a very interesting old house. The visuals are stunning.

  10. José Neves's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    What's to like here? A scenography that reminds the Hammer horror films and Udo Kier, the unqualifiable actor revealed by the "new German cinema". Besides the healthy not standardized will of extrapolation by the director, the film's construction is so clumsy, following the director's usual submission to eroticism - his (as a) mandatory trade mark - that in the end remains a feeling of an enfeebled experience.

  11. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

  12. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Boro is the real king of bizarre and avant-garde sex film. This one has its nightmarish moments beautifully served by the electro-acoustic music of Parmegiani.

  13. Renton47's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Borowcyzk is no master of narrativity, and the set-up of the dinner party guests lacks the pay-off of 'The Beast'. Yet damn if he isn't a master of ambience, and this might be his most perfect synthesis of genre, arthouse and erotica that I have seen. The philosophy is glided over in favour of more animalistic sensuality. The result is sexually liberating (though hard to gauge) with a sublime horror score. Awesome.

  14. Endre's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    If I had my doubts until the very ending, they were flooded by an irresistible orgy-flow of irresponsibility. There's no denying Borowczyk made cinema a bit more passionatly liquid, uncontrollable and perverse.

  15. pattiocleavis's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

  16. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Selected as one of the best Blu-Ray/DVD releases of 2015 by Sight and Sound critics. For my part, I prefer the first Borowczyk movies like 'Goto' or 'Blanche' but this one deserves to be seen. Once. Recommended.

  17. crnstsc's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

  18. thivai abhor's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Starts off with a whole lot of campy strangeness and ends with surrealistic horror (or is it liberation?). A unique take on this well worn tale. A young Udo Kier doing what he does best, is also a plus!

  19. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Wow! I loved this deliriously sexy version, in such a classy way that only Borowczyk can deliver.

  20. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    I think this might be Borowczyk's best film. It arrives at all of the things that Stevenson's story was *really* about. I loved the dark romance between Udo and Marina, Parmegiani's score takes you to another place, and the final sequence is Burkean-sublime.

  21. nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Walerian Borowczyk was a misunderstood film maker,whose remembered as a soft porn director,rather than one of films most original artists.In this version of Dr Jekyll,he blends Stevensons original Freudian idea of the beast with-in,with a De Sadean sexuality.A sexuality not only to be found in Jekyll,but also in the beautiful Miss Osbourne.A disturbing film thats both violent and erotic,with a haunting soundtrack.

  22. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    Lurid exploitation meets art-house exploration, blending slasher movie tropes & soft-core sexuality with deeper philosophical questions regarding social identity, transgression & the 'beast within.' The atmosphere is evocative of the adult fairy tales of Argento, such as Suspiria; the combination of the baroque & the brutal proving Borowczyk's direction no less beautiful & atmospheric. A mesmerising &unsettling work.

  23. rllr's rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    This Borowczyk has a dull first half. The second half goes from haunting to bat shit crazy with the flair of the new French extremism that would 'officially' start two decades later.

  24. Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    A fine exemplification of boundless cinema. Hilarious, disturbing, beautiful, so lush. That cast! Those costumes! That score! This is the first feature I've seen of his, but as far as I can tell, it clearly reflects his early short, RENAISSANCE, a cyclical motion of ecstatic, cathartic self-destruction. Smells like fellow ex-pat Żuławski, but more Vermeer than Bosch. Daniel Bird is genius, THANK YOU!

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