Anthony Perkins builds upon his legendary status as cinema’s seminal psycho in Edge of Sanity, a delirious conflation of Robert Louis Stephenson’s classic horror novella ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ and Jack the Ripper’s real-life reign of terror over Victorian London.
When his experiments into a powerful new anaesthetic go hideously awry, respected physician Dr Jekyll (Perkins) takes off into the night, casting aside the shackles of upper-class propriety as he disappears into the shadowy decadent demimonde of Whitechapel in pursuit of sensual pleasures under the guise of ‘Mr Hyde’.
As his wife Elisabeth (Glynis Barber) passes her time in charitable work, rehabilitating the district’s fallen women, Hyde is drawn into an escalating cycle of lust and murder that seems to know no bounds. Produced by exploitation maestro Harry Alan Towers (The Face of Fu Manchu, Count Dracula) and directed with a hallucinogenic intensity by Gérard Kikoïne (Lady Libertine, Buried Alive), Edge of Sanity plunges the viewer into a labyrinth of depravity from which there is no escape.
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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
– Brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative by Arrow Films
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
– Original uncompressed stereo audio
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
– Brand new audio commentary by writer David Flint and author and filmmaker Sean Hogan
– Over the Edge, a brand new interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
– Jack, Jekyll and Other Screen Psychos, a brand new interview with Dr Clare Smith, author of Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture
– French Love, a career-spanning interview with director Gérard Kikoïne – Staying Sane, Gérard Kikoïne discusses Edge of Sanity
– Original Theatrical trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson