2 thoughts on “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

  1. “When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer remade the film 10 years later with Spencer Tracy in the lead, the studio bought the negative and the rights to both the Mamoulian version and the earlier 1920 silent version, paying $1,250,000. Every print of the 1931 film that could be located was recalled and destroyed, and for decades, the film was believed lost.[7]” (Wikipedia)

    Fortunately they found a print by which to make the DVD and Blu-ray. But think of how much better it could look on Blu-ray if there was an original negative to scan (assuming it hadn’t deteriorated).

    I can’t believe they would destroy a film that had won an Academy Award.

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