During the latter half of 1888, a notorious serial killer nicknamed Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Public outrage follows. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case, but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry. Based on a real-life event, this movie claims to have had access to top secret Home Office files and believe that their ending is the correct solution to the age old mystery.Written by
The opening prologue states: "For over 100 years the murders in Whitechapel committed by Jack the Ripper have baffled the world. What you are about to see is a dramatization of those events. Our story is based on extensive research, including a review of the official files by special permission of the Home Office and interviews with leading criminologists and Scotland Yard officials." However, this mini-series was release exactly one hundred years after the events depicted. See more »
The film implies that Elizabeth Stride was mutilated like all the other women. That is not so; in reality only her throat was cut. The killer was apparently "scared off" before he could inflict his trademark wounds on the body. See more »
The Warner Archive U.S. DVD release restores the original British version with the presentation in two parts (on two discs) with a total running time of approximately 198 minutes (the box lists a running time of 188 minutes). See more »
Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here
instrumental music composed by Arthur Sullivan in the 1879 "Pirates of Penzance" as a satire on Verfi's "Anvil Chorus"
played on vioin in upscale restaurant See more »
Even better than "The count of Monte Christo" with Gerade!
This is the best TV-production I have ever seen.
First time I saw it at the age of 8, it was awesome. But I could hardly remind.
I have just known that it was a well done movie with a great Atmospher and thrilling suspense.
I bought the film and my expectations were exceeded.
A movie which can take it on with Jack the ripper is "The count of monte christo" with gerade depardieu. It's a trilogy which is also god work.
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