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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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23 September 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Jack l'éventreur  »

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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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Not for "Ripperologists", but not bad for Franco
13 March 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is completely historically inaccurate as far as Jack the Ripper goes, it's surprisingly well made for a Franco movie. It's one of the few horror movies, however, that could actually benefit from some more cuts as the gore sequences, besides being nasty and misogynistic, are also just plain stupid and inept. The sequence with Kinski and a young Lina Romay (Mrs. Jesus Franco, for the uninitiated)is one Franco's best and one of Romay's best performances (especially considering she has her clothes on for most of it), but it is almost ruined in the end by an extremely gruesome and completely pointless bit of gore. Still, this is one of the few Franco films that has a more or less coherent plot to go with the occasionally impressive visuals. It definitely won't please the "Ripperologists", but it's worth a look, especially if you like Franco, Romay, or Kinski.


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