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Jack the Ripper (1976)

A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writer:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jess Franco)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Dennis Orloff
Josephine Chaplin ... Cynthia
Andreas Mannkopff Andreas Mannkopff ... Inspector Selby
Herbert Fux ... Charlie, the Fisherman
Lina Romay ... Marika Stevenson
Hans Gaugler ... Mr. Bridger, the Blind Man
Nikola Weisse Nikola Weisse ... Frieda
Ursula von Wiese Ursula von Wiese ... Miss Higgins (as Ursula v. Wiese)
Francine Custer Francine Custer ... Sally Brown, first victim
Olga Gebhard Olga Gebhard ... Mrs. Baxter
Angelika Arndts Angelika Arndts ... Mrs. Stevenson, Marika's Mother
Peter Nüsch Peter Nüsch ... Sergeant Ruppert (as Peter Nuesch)
Esther Studer Esther Studer ... Jeanny, second victim
Regine Elsener Regine Elsener ... Blondy
Lorli Bucher Lorli Bucher ... Lulu
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A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper. A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers London prostitutes by night, until the local Inspector's girlfriend (Josephine Chaplin) goes undercover to catch him. Written by Ørnås

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Close your eyes and whisper his name...

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Goofs

The royal coat of arms shown outside Scotland Yard bears the letters ER - presumably for the current Queen: Elizabeth Regina. In 1888 when Jack the Ripper was loose Victoria was on the throne and the letters would have been VR: Victoria Regina. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bridger, the Blind Man: The murderer smelled of several familiar odours; expensive soap. sweat, and very fine woolen clothes and mild Turkish tobacco and also an odour, Inspector, that you could recognise with much ease, I think: alcohol.
Inspector Selby: Yes, of course. You smell of it.
Mr. Bridger, the Blind Man: Oh, but that's an easy one. What I detected was a medicinal alcohol and then a real surprise; I also caught a whiff of a rare, medicinal plant of India. It transported me back to the colonies. In England, it's found only in the Botanical Gardens. It is ...
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Connections

Remake of The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
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Scottish folk tune
Performed by Francine Custer
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interesting and cool
7 December 2003 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

interesting and cool with tons of gore at times even sickening gore and is quite mean spirited at times but is kinda stylish and is quite watchable if slow paced but if you pay attention you will get a neat horror flick see this *** out of 5


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Language:

German | English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 September 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack the Ripper See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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