WB: Double Feature DVD of 1941 and 1931 versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    After seeing the 1941 Spencer Tracy & Ingrid Bergman version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I was stunned by the excellent quality of the print used for the video transfer!

    Since this film is already in fine condition, how about a double feature DVD with this version (Runtime: 113 min.) plus the 1931 version (Runtime: 98 min)?

    Even the 1931 version was restored in the 1980's, so this would make a fine Halloween DVD.
     
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    Yes!
    The definitive 1931 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and
    its 1941 remake deserve to be on DVD by now, especially
    with several other versions currently available.
    By the way, I see at Amazon.com that the Jack Palance
    version is going to be rereleased on DVD later this
    year and without the Palance Dracula on opposite
    side. Wonder what the point is in doing this.
     
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    I've always prefered the 1931 version, which I have on LD. The 1941 version is a fine film, but to me it did not have the "edge" to it that the '31 version had.
     
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    The only place where I think the 1941 film has an edge

    is in the music. Incidental music is non-existant in

    the 1931 version. But both movies on the same discs

    would be the perfect way to present them for comparison

    and contrast, possibly with a documentary on the films

    and the cinematic history of this horror tale.
     

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