The look of the sets, inside the house, is garish, with brilliant technicolor. The director says he wanted to create a story to educate the public on the personal aspect of history that is already forgotten.
Stephen Fry ("Copenhagen") plays Dr. Marsh, who discovers Jake's disease and relates it to the earky epidemic in the US, before HTLV-III (aka HIV) has even been identified. Udo Kier and Steven Webb also star.
The film takes a full fifteen minutes to present all of the opening credits!