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Jack the Ripper (1976)

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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
Herbert Fux ...
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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Release Date:

23 September 1976 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Jack l'éventreur  »

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1.75 : 1
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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 »

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Only for those who prefer gory shocks to story...
24 August 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film, starring Klaus Kinski, and directed by Jesus Franco, proves very disappointing viewing unless one has an affinity for gross-out gore (which this film delights in with numerous scenes of the Ripper dismembering his lady victims). Me I prefer the focus remain of the story at hand and this tale has been adapted better for the screen many times before.THE LODGER and MAN IN THE ATTIC being two of the better examples..Kinski does have a moment or two where he shines a little but it isn't enough to save this film.


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