Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Bearer of Bad News

I'm very sorry for the long hiatus, but I've been incredibly busy and, well, maintaining this blog isn't the highest on my priority list.

That being said, I'm sad to say my youtube account, containing a number of wonderful Jekyll and Hyde movies, has been terminated at last for copyright violations. I'm sad to no longer be able to provide any material there, and to lose the use of a youtube account in general, but otherwise I'm at peace with it.

It was only a matter of time, after all, since I had so many movies there, and only three of them needed to be noticed for it to go. It was great while it lasted, and simply knowing that while it did I was able to allow thousands of people to watch Jekyll & Hyde films & visual media who otherwise would not have been able to, and that a lot of attention and discussion was generated by it, makes me glad I did it. I regret that it was taken down, but I don't regret what I did. Sharing what you love, even when hardly nobody else seems to love it, is what fans do. Posting on youtube not only allowed me to share and raise awareness of the Jekyll and Hyde movies I love, but also to witness the love and appreciation others had for them too.

What will I do from here on out? Well, when I have time (which may not be for a while yet) I plan to go through my blog here and remove all the dead links to the videos that were on my youtube account. Then I will go on a campaign to upload and link to multiples copies of those lot films on video hosting sites. I also have a lot of other things I wish to do with this blog, but sadly this youtube development has set me back. I'll try to return here and upkeep it when I can.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recent News: ABC buys two Jekyll and Hyde Modern Adaptation Projects

Apparently, ABC has bought two different Jekyll and Hyde themed projects within the past few months. One of them, called "Hyde", is a modern day take on the story of Jekyll and Hyde (reminiscent of the BBC's TV drama "Jekyll" from 2007). Apparently it's written by Sheldon Turner, and the plot:
"...centers on a mild-mannered, 'conflict-averse' ER doctor taking an experimental drug for a degenerative eye condition.  The side effects of the drug include a more assertive version of himself who takes control while he sleeps.  The show is being described as a buddy show where both buddies happen to be the same person."
A different article gives a few more details in its synopsis:
"...[the show] centers on Grant Hyde, a thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot."
The second project bought by ABC is simply called "Jekyll and Hyde", written by Matt Lopez, who also helped to write the film The Sorcerer's Apprentice (which does not give me great confidence in the quality of this project - to me, that movie was horribly bland and uninspired). The plot of this project has been described as:
"...a suspenseful, darkly romantic retelling of the classic tale with a unique sci-fi twist that I hear may be cloning-related. Set in modern San Francisco, it centers on a female criminal psychologist who is drawn into the mysterious world of a brilliant but inhibited scientist and his volatile alter ego."
I'll be interested in seeing whether these projects actually get pulled through, but I'm not letting my hopes get up too much after the disappointing incident from a while ago, when several new Jekyll and Hyde film adaptations were announced to be in the works, one of which would have starred the odd combination of Morgan Freeman and Fifty Cent, and the other would have starred Keanu Reeves. Despite the questionable casting choices I allowed myself to get genuinely excited about these projects, only for both to be dropped for various reasons after only a little time had passed.

In this case, I'm not going to anticipate being able to watch either of these shows anytime soon, if at all, but I am hoping that, being TV dramas, they might have more of a chance of survival. Even if they turn out to be bad, at least they'll be something. No major Jekyll and Hyde-based tv show or film projects have actually been completed since 2008, and I think it's about time that this classic story has been brought into the spotlight again.

Since movies first began to be made more than 100 years ago, a decade hasn't gone by during which at least one Jekyll and Hyde adaptation hasn't been created for the screen. Now we've gone almost four years without one, and I think it's high time we focus on continuing this tradition, lest we break our long-held record.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The (1931, Fredric March) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Movie Drinking Game

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the first ever Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-related drinking game, specifically tailored for the 1931 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde film starring Fredric March. When you next watch this movie, whether you're by yourself or with some friends, take up a glass and drink along! 

(Warning: playing this game may cause participants to temporarily transform into ugly, hairy, ape-like douchebag versions of themselves. By playing this game, you agree to absolve the Jekyll and Hyde Laboratory of all responsibility for your transformation and anything you might do while in a transformed state.)

You can find out more about the idea for the creation of this drinking game here, or continue reading below to learn the rules of the game. If anyone has any questions, would like to suggest a new rule for the game, or wants to name a particular Jekyll and Hyde film that they would like a drinking game to be made for, leave a comment below! Anonymous comments are enabled.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Movie Drinking Games Project

Recently I was curious about about the drinking games created for several different movies, so I dug some up, and as I did so I began to wonder if there were any drinking games for Jekyll and Hyde movie adaptations. After a good bit of searching on google, I had found not even one.

So, I decided that it was only right that at least a few Jekyll and Hyde drinking games be put together by someone, and I might as well be that someone. At least for the moment (if anyone else wants to do this, they can go right ahead!).

So, in the future whenever I have the time, I plan to watch a new Jekyll and Hyde adapted film with an eye open for drink-worthy patterns, lines and events, and compile a list of some of the best rules I came up with to share here. If all goes according to plan, I'll compile individual drinking games for each Jekyll and Hyde film I watch, but I'll also work on a general Jekyll and Hyde drinking game that can be applied to most adapted films, if you want to play a drinking game for a movie I haven't made individual rules for yet.

If anyone else would like to assist me in the creation of these drinking games, either the general one or the individual ones, I would be more than happy to accept help in this endeavor. While I love Jekyll and Hyde, I also have a lot of other projects I'm working on at this moment. If more people help, more can be gotten done, and a lot more fun can be had by all!

I am just about finished with my first J&H drinking game, and I will be posting it here shortly.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Watch!! The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Jack Palance - 1968

You can watch the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Jack Palance from 1968 embedded here for your convenience. You can also find it, and other similar movies, on the Jekyll and Hyde film and video resource page.

Parts 1/8 through 7/8
Available on: Youtube (embedded below is a playlist of all the parts, so all you have to do is press play, and it will cycle through all of them. They ought to be in the correct order

Part 8/8
Available on: Veoh and Novamov
below I have embedded both versions. If one does not work for you, then just try and play the other.

Part 8 on Veoh:

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Part 8 on Novamov:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Read "Classics Illustrated: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" by John K Snyder III

Here's the comic/graphic novel adaptation of Dr Jekyll & Hyde by John K Snyder III. It's available in the comic-related page of resources for download in two different formats, but I thought it might be convenient to also share the images directly, in a way that they can be read easily without needing to download anything. So, read and enjoy! Here are approximately 50 pages of abstract, surreal and colorful comic goodness.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Diversions of the Groovy Kind: Weird Random Reads: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Diversions of the Groovy Kind: Weird Random Reads: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This blogger was awesome enough to share scans of the comic "Supernatural Thrillers: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on their blog "Diversions of the Groovy Kind".

Go read it over on their original blog post, or check out the Jekyll and Hyde Comics & Graphic Novels Resource Page to download the scans of the pages in a .rar file for smoother reading on your own computer. My great thanks goes out to The Groovy Agent for making this comic available to read online for fans of both older comics in general and of Jekyll and Hyde!