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Title:   Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde
Director:   William Crain
Year:   1976
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   10.19.06

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Date Viewed Venue Note
10.19.06Terror Thursday yay for Driskill lobby wi-fi. Actually, I take that back. No yay for that. I'm sitting in the midst of gaggles of pitch-frenzied flop-sweaty screenwriters from LA all believing the secret to success is one business card away. Anyway, luckily for me we have the Alamo just down the street for a healthy does of trashy blaxploitation cinema 100% guearanteed to repel all of these... people.

Anyway, this is a movie that they actually played back in February as part of their black history month programming, but I had to miss it then so I'm happy to be able to catch up now! It's the story of Jeckyll and Hyde except with Bernie Casey, early early Stan Winston make-up, and an awesome finale at the Watts Towers.

I don't really know why I'm fixated on the towers. My best bet would be that it's because they were in GTA: San Andreas. For whatever reason though, I always enjoy seeing them in these films... it's like the blaxploitation verion of the washington monument or something... makes for good endings (just ask Abar).

Um... but this movie is actually pretty damn slow. Those juicy bits when Casey becomes a honky behemoth come few and far between... but they are to be relished. Since his mom was a maid in a bordello and none of the prostitutes helped her when she was dying, he has an underlying hate of all whores that he starts taking out when his dastardly scientific liver-helping syrum takes ahold of him. He also seems to be inpenetrable to knives and bullets and even though he just has some frosting in his afro and looks more ashy than white, people seem to think he's caucasian. Maybe that's why he's so mad... who knows.

Anyway, I liked this one even though it slowed down at times. I'm becoming a bigger fan of this genre with each movie I see. If I could only get a copy of Welcome Home, Brother Charles...
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