Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Husband and wife Ralph Bates and Virginia Wetherell first met as they prepared to shoot the scene in which Bates as Dr. Jekyll kills the prostitute played by Wetherell.
- Caroline Munro was offered the part of Sister Hyde but refused because it required some nudity.
- The BBFC requested cuts to remove the inter-cutting of a murder and a rabbit gutting, and to edit a bedroom murder and the stabbing of Professor Robertson. The bedroom murder was shortened though Hammer re-edited the stabbing of the doctor to comprise flash shots of earlier killings. Despite initial BBFC objections the film was then passed, and all later releases feature this same edited print.
- Ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly's "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list (#927, March 30, 2007, as part of the article "Bloodbath and Beyond," about Grindhouse.) The magazine wrote, "No one combined corsets and classy scares like England's Hammer Films. Is it a Victorian chamber piece or a gender-bending chiller? You decide."