278 DR JEKYLL AND THE ALLURING WOMAN (1979) Edwige Fenech!
Fenech in an Unconventional Adaptation of 'Dr Jekyll' story'
Original Italian Title: DOTTOR
JEKYLL E GENTILE SIGNORA [Dr Jekyll & the Tender Lady]
also known as DR JEKYLL LIKE THEM HOT
director: Stefano Vanzina (as Steno)
starring: Edwige Fenech · Paolo Villaggio · Gianrico Tideschi
· Gordon Mitchell · Paolo Paoloni
an odd reversal of roles - for this rendering of the Robert Louis Stevenson
story - this Doctor Jekyll is an evil, selfish brute-of-a-man. He works
for a greedy International conglomerate and entertains himself by assisting
world tyrants and doing everything he can to keep the common man down.
When he stumbles upon his grandfather's famous transformation formula,
it turns this Jekyll into his opposite: Eddie Hyde, an ineffectual do-gooder.
He and his ball-busting secretary (now turned into an angelic blonde)
concoct a plan to spray the formula everywhere, thus causing world peace.
don't go as planned...
When this film was made, Paolo Villaggio was Italy's
superstar comedian. His shtick - perfected in the hapless everyman Ugo
Fantozzi series (1973-99) - consists of broad delivery and a hammy
performance. His delivery here may be tough going for world audiences.
An Italian film
in English language (with some additional subtitled Italian footage);
fullscreen format (4:3), fully uncut with inserted segments (96 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include theatrical
Recommended for Mature Audiences