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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
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 »
Franco Creates A Fine Version Of This Often Filmed Tale.
Jess Franco (Night of 1000 Sexes, Oasis Of The Dead, Lesbian Vampires) this time uses his real name as director of Jack The Ripper - a very fictionalized version of the familiar murderer's crimes. Klaus Kinski stars as a seemingly generous doctor, tormented by his mother as a youngster, who now seeks to alleviate his childhood trauma by murdering prostitutes. The performances are all quite good and the most interesting character in the film is an old blind man (with capabilities similar to Sherlock Holmes) who witnesses two of Jack's crimes. One of Jess Franco's favorites, Lina Romay, also shows up to be butchered in an obviously phony yet disturbingly gory scene. One complaint is the storyline involving the girlfriend of the Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, who is looks remarkably similar to Jack's mother. Yet, overall, Skeeter liked this movie: 8 for 10!
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