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Friday, November 9, 2012

Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde: The Movie Bernie Casey Doesn't Want You to See

After enjoying the 35mm print of Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde at the Exhumed 24 Hour Horror-thon last year I really went on a blaxploitation kick. The Liberal Dead, where I contribute regular even featured an entire month of articles that featured genre favorites. I, of course, did Dr. Detroit because there's nothing more blax than Dan Akroyd and Fran fucking Drescher. While I'm exceptionally proud of drawing the connection between white 80's near sex comedy and a cinematic political movement breaking ground and fighting oppression, I also had the opportunity to sit down and give Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde a look see.

Read my full review and thoughts on the film itself HERE over on The Liberal Dead.

Well the Fear of the Year certainly is here. While this release came out in March of 2011 I recently picked up a copy on DVD. I have admitted to having fallen asleep during the initial viewing of this film, but that was more or less due to a late night at a horror-thon and not the quality of this picture. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde has got the boobs and the blood you demand, the story you'll be familiar with and a fun blaxploiation take on a Stevenson classic. The premise is simple:

An African-American scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, but it has the unfortunate after-effect of turning him into an albino hulking monster with a mania for killing prostitutes.

Trailer not from the VCI release

The DVD itself will be a nice edition to any collection. The packaging is full of traditional artwork on the cover. It's lite featuring no collector's booklet etc. I'm not sure one would be appropriate anyway. Enjoy the classic trailers before the menu screen. it's like a history lesson wrapped up in some awesome horror titles. VCI is for horror fans folks (all set to RadioRadio Love to Love).You'll get the trailer for the movie as well. Sorry folks, not much in the way of extras on this release. Where's my Bernie Casey commentary track? Invite along Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves (see Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure if you don't get that joke). This flick was built for the grindhouse and this release is straight off the Deuce.

You can pick up this release HERE.

Also make sure to stop by VCI's website and see what else you might pick up HERE.

-Dr. TERROR

Bless Dimension Pictures and their amazing logo. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde has music so smooth you could snort an eight ball of it.

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