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Story

Anthony Perkins gets a thorough workout in Edge of Sanity, and it looks as if the actor decided to have fun with his wild role. Good decision, because this movie crosses the edge of sanity right away and sails off the cliff. The concept has possibilities: what if Robert Louis Stevenson's fictional Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were implicated in the crimes of Jack the Ripper? Perkins, of course, plays Jekyll as well as the demented "Jack" Hyde, whose nighttime perversions are unusually lurid, even for a serial-killer picture. The movie's utter sleaziness overwhelms whatever promise the original idea had, with no help from the low budget. We're left with the class of Perkins, who incorporates welcome bits of Norman Bates into his role(s). When his eyebrow begins arching and the nervous grin goes quivering, you know Perkins is in his element. --Robert Horton

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Anthony PerkinsDr. Henry Jekyll/Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Glynis BarberElisabeth Jekyll
Ben ColeJohnny

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Gérard Kikoïne
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 85 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 14, 1989
    JapanSep 15, 1989
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 27, 2002
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