Archive for September 15th, 2007
Jekyll on DVD this week
by Doc on Sep.15, 2007, under General News
I just learned that the BBC series Jekyll, written and created by Steven Moffat (who wrote several of the most popular – and scary – episodes of the new Doctor Who) and which recently aired in the U.S. on BBC America, will be released on Region 1 DVD on Tuesday, September 18th. If you are unaware of the show, it is a modern take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Dr. Tom Jackman has a problem – he blacks out, and finds himself in other places, having done horrible things. He comes to an uneasy truce with his alter ego, “sharing” time with it, and trying to keep his family a secret from it. When his alter ego finds out about his family, Tom finds out that its only the beginning…and that they story of Dr. Jekyll may not have been fiction.
I can’t speak highly enough of James Nesbitt in this show. He manages to pull off not only the completely different personalities, but actually give the personalities completely different looks…but I kept picturing him breaking through a door and going “Here’s Johnny!” from The Shining…