Hands of the Ripper DVD (1971)
Psychiatrist (Eric Porter) covers up for his patient, the homicidal daughter (Angharad Rees) of Jack the Ripper. Peter Sasdy, the director, weaves the psychological elements through the story with finesse, paralleling the sexual tension between the doctor and his patient with the mounting horror of the inevitable outcome. Delivered sealed in case with artwork as shown on our page.
Starring: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees
Viewer Quote: "The murders are sensational and really, really gruesome and they're extra shocking since nearly all victims (all but one, actually) are sympathetic characters you didn't wish this cruel fate for. This is an intelligent film, yet still manages to throw in some pure camp and typical Hammer-brutality! The climax, set in the St.Paul Cathedral's gallery of whispers, is breathtaking and almost hauntingly poetic. Truly one of Hammer's best. This film looks fantastic, beautiful and atmospheric - HANDS OF THE RIPPER is a well crafted, entertaining dose of period-Victorian horror. Highly recommended."
Starring: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Derek Godfrey
Trivia: Lynda Baron's character is named after one of Jack the Ripper's real-life victims, Elizabeth Stride, whose nickname was "Long Liz".
This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).
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