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Mary Reilly (Blu-ray) R

The untold story of Jekyll and Hyde
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 3, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region A

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten26%

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Total Count: 43

Spilled40%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 20,665
Rating: 1/5 -- If nothing else, proves that when you take Julia's lipstick away, much of her appeal goes, too.
Killer Movie Reviews
May 25, 2003
The story lacks purpose.
The New Republic
Jan 1, 2000
...Cole is vivid and memorable....Philippe Rousselot's gorgeously muted lensing is among other top-notch credits...
Variety
Feb 26, 1996
This isn't dumb, but it plays out as academically as it sounds, without a shred of true terror and with only the most muted sexual charge. Solemn, portentous and curiously dull, there is simply no chemical charge between Roberts and Malkovich. Full Review
Newsweek
Feb 22, 2018
Rating: 1/5 -- Sluggish and interminable, Mary Reilly makes good on little of its potential to be disturbing and none of its chance to be emotionally involving. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Feb 14, 2001
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Mary Reilly is haunting, not only because of its foggy, shadowy settings, but because of the questions it encourages us to ask about ourselves and others. Full Review
ReelViews
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 1.5/4 -- [Roberts's] acting is of the Melrose Place/Andrew Shue variety, her eyes blank and mouth often agape (not unlike the photo of her used in the print ads). Full Review
TheMovieReport.com
Dec 28, 2004

Product Description:

In this moody and melodramatic revision of the classic horror tale, based on the novel by Valerie Martin, the Jekyll and Hyde saga is told from the point of view of the doctor's long-time maid, Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts). Despite Mary's close collaboration with the staid Dr. Jekyll (John Malkovich) and her fascination with his charming "assistant" Hyde, she is unable to realize their true nature until too late.

Plot Synopsis:

This Gothic melodrama, adapted from the novel by Valerie Martin, depicts the infamous tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the perspective of Dr. Jekyll's naive housemaid, a poor servant girl from gloomy Edinburgh named Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts). Having suffered an emotionally and physically wrenching childhood at the hands of her cruel father, Mary grew up with a dichotomous view of men. It is then fitting that the adult Mary becomes a housekeeper for one Dr. Jekyll (John Malkovich). Slowly, the reserved woman begins to open up to him emotionally, and the two become close. However, as Mary begins to innocently spy on the well respected doctor, she soon discovers strange secrets about his personality, including nightly outings to a seedy bordello run by a vicious madam (Glenn Close). When Jekyll's assistant, Hyde, begins working at the mansion, Mary becomes attracted to him, for he is younger, stronger and more virile than Jekyll. Amidst the ominous walls of the doctor's foreboding home, Mary is forced to realize the truth about her employer and his seductive "assistant."

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 23, 1996.
  • The film reunites John Malkovich, Glenn Close, director Stephen Frears, and screenwriter Christopher Hampton from DANGEROUS LIASONS.
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  • Sales Rank: 610
  • UPC: 683904632951
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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