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

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Dr. Dennis Orloff
Josephine Chaplin ...
Cynthia
Andreas Mannkopff ...
Inspector Selby
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Charlie, the Fisherman
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Marika Stevenson
Hans Gaugler ...
Mr. Bridger, the Blind Man
Nikola Weisse ...
Frieda
Ursula von Wiese ...
Miss Higgins (as Ursula v. Wiese)
Francine Custer ...
Sally Brown, first victim
Olga Gebhard ...
Mrs. Baxter
Angelika Arndts ...
Mrs. Stevenson, Marika's Mother
Peter Nüsch ...
Sergeant Ruppert (as Peter Nuesch)
Esther Studer ...
Jeanny, second victim
Regine Elsener ...
Blondy
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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23 September 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Jack l'éventreur  »

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Franco in good film shocker
2 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was given this DVD for nothing from a mate who bought it on a whim and couldn't stay awake through the first ten minutes. To be honest with you I'm generally surprised that Jess Franco has produced something so interesting, as compared to anything I've witnessed previously Jack the Ripper is a masterpiece.

It's very VERY loosely based on the actual Jack the Ripper legend. We've got Klaus Kinski (we've ALWAYS got Klaus Kinski) as the ripper, a doctor who likes to carve up women and dump them in a canal that's supposed to pass as the Thames...also his landlady wants into his pants, some prozzies reckon they've twigged who the killer is, and some other crazy crap involving a blind guy with 'smello-vision' is also going on...

I rather enjoyed Franco's Jack the Ripper, even though there were anomalies aplenty, what with modern drum kits etc, and the whole 'the Ripper being caught' part...but this is definitely one of his better efforts...there's even some attempt at gore...get it while it is cheap


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