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Hands of the Ripper
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Writers:
L.W. Davidson (screenplay)
Edward Spencer Shew (story)
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Release Date:
13 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Hands of Jack the Ripper Live Again...As His Fiendish Daughter Kills Again...And Again...And Again... See more »
Plot:
The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father.... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good acting and strong violence See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Eric Porter ... Dr. John Pritchard

Angharad Rees ... Anna

Jane Merrow ... Laura
Keith Bell ... Michael Pritchard
Derek Godfrey ... Dysart

Dora Bryan ... Mrs. Golding
Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Bryant
Lynda Baron ... Long Liz
Marjie Lawrence ... Dolly
Margaret Rawlings ... Madame Bullard
Elizabeth MacLennan ... Mrs. Wilson
Barry Lowe ... Mr. Wilson
A.J. Brown ... Rev. Anderson
April Wilding ... Catherine
Anne Clune ... 1st Cell Whore
Vicki Woolf ... 2nd Cell Whore
Katya Wyeth ... 1st Pub Whore
Beulah Hughes ... 2nd Pub Whore
Tallulah Miller ... 3rd Pub Whore
Peter Munt ... Pleasants
Philip Ryan ... Police Constable
Molly Weir ... Maid
Charles Lamb ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Bird ... Police Inspector
Nadine Stapleton ... Young Anna (uncredited)
Ann Way ... Seamstress (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
L.W. Davidson  screenplay
Edward Spencer Shew  story

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Stannard 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia McDermott .... hair styles supervisor (as Pat McDermott)
Bunty Phillips .... makeup supervisor
Roy Ashton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Frank Goulding .... sound editor
Kevin Sutton .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1971-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #22884)

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"Ripper" played the bottom half of a double bill with "Twins of Evil."See more »
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Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good acting and strong violence, 20 October 2009
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Anna sees her father (Jack the Ripper) stab her mother to death when she's a little girl. Twenty years later she's been adopted and knows nothing about her past--but she kills people when she flashes back to seeing her mother killed. Dr. John Pritchard (Eric Porter) knows she does this but wants to try to find out why and cure her while the bodies pile up.

Interesting Hammer horror that mixes psychology with extreme violence. I originally caught this on network TV ages ago where all the violence was cut out. There's not a lot of it but what there is is VERY strong and incredibly gruesome. Even the R rated version released here in the US is edited! I finally saw it uncut on a Portuguese DVD. The color is a little faded and the end credits stop abruptly but it's letter-boxed and complete. The story is a little slowly paced but I was never bored and the violence shocked me--and I'm a hardened horror movie fan! The acting was excellent by Porter and Angharad Rees (playing the unfortunate Anna). The psychology is a little bit silly but the movie is strong and well-done. If you can see this uncut I recommend it.

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