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Release Date:
4 March 1982 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
New York City: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there! See more »
Plot:
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jack Hedley ... Lt. Fred Williams
Almanta Suska ... Fay Majors (as Almanta Keller)
Howard Ross ... Mickey Scellenda

Andrea Occhipinti ... Peter Bunch (as Andrew Painter)
Alexandra Delli Colli ... Jane Forrester Lodge
Paolo Malco ... Dr. Paul Davis
Cinzia de Ponti ... Rosie - Ferry victim
Cosimo Cinieri ... Dr. Lodge (as Laurence Welles)
Daniela Doria ... Kitty
Babette New ... Mrs. Weissburger
Zora Kerova ... Eva - Sex show performer (as Zora Kerowa)
Paul E. Guskin ... Desk Sergeant (as Paul Guskin)

Antone Pagan ... Morales (as Anthon Kagan)

Josh Cruze ... Chico (as Johs Cruze)
Marsha MacBride ... Policewoman
Rita Silva ... Scellenda's Landlady
Giordano Falzoni ... Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner

Lucio Fulci ... Chief of Police
Barbara Cupisti ... Heather
Martin Sorrentino ... Police Detective
Violetta Jean ... Hospital Nurse
Cesare Di Vito ... Telephone tracing technician
Elisa Cervi ... Hooker
Chiara Ferrari ... Susy Bunch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Urs Althaus ... Sex Show Performer #2 (uncredited)
Sal Carollo ... Dog Walker (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Scellenda's Landlady (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Dog (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Peter Bunch (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Lt. Fred Williams (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michele Soavi ... Newspaper Buyer (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Dr. Barry Jones (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Kitty (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Dr. Paul Davis (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici  story and screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story and screenplay
Gene Luotto  dialogue: English version (uncredited)
Vincenzo Mannino  story and screenplay
Dardano Sacchetti  screenplay

Produced by
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francesco De Masi 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Di Girolamo .... makeup artist: second unit
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
Germano Natali .... special makeup effects artist
Rosario Prestopino .... makeup assistant: second unit
Luigi Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fabrizio De Martino .... unit manager
Paolo Gargano .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marisa Agostini .... assistant director: second unit
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mariangela Capuano .... assistant designer
Roberto Pace .... set constructor
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
Fabio Traversari .... set constructor
 
Sound Department
Eros Giustini .... sound engineer
Bruno Moreal .... sound mixer
Guglielmo Smeraldi .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Nazzareno Cardinali .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... assistant camera
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Sergio Emidi .... key grip
Guglielmo Mancori .... director of photography: second unit
Aldo Marchiori .... assistant camera: second unit
Roberto Nicosia .... still photographer: second unit
Renato Palmieri .... assistant camera
Sabatino Sperandeo .... chief electrician
Marco Sperduti .... assistant camera: second unit
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Massimo Cataldo .... assistant editor
Armando Pace .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... continuity
Rick Dallago .... location manager
Emilia Morale .... production assistant
Settimio Scacco .... production assistant
Otello Tomassini .... paymaster
Captain Haggerty .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director: English version (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lo squartatore di New York" - Italy (original title)
"New York Ripper" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
91 min | Argentina:89 min | USA:85 min | USA:93 min (director's cut) | Finland:80 min (cut) (video version) (1989)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:(Banned) (original rating) | Australia:R (2005) (re-rating) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2007) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1989) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1985) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1982) (1985) | France:-16 | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (cut) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2007) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 (uncut) (video release) | UK:(Banned) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
After many years of being banned in Britain the rights were purchased by UK company Vipco who issued the film originally as an export-only VHS version under close censor & police supervision. When censorship laws were relaxed in the UK it was submitted to the BBFC for a certificate in 2002 and received 22 secs of cuts to the razor-blade murder, as well as a strict guideline that the film could only be released with minimal publicity. The film was then issued on VHS by Vipco but a DVD release was canceled after some UK DVD distributors refused to stock it. Consequently it was never available on UK DVD until 2007 when the movie was released by Shameless Films, and this version contained similar cuts but reduced to 19 secs via a different edit.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Fred Williams:Well, if it isn't the big chief person himself.
Chief of Police:Hello, Fred. I need to talk to you and it's kind of hush-hush. Is there anywhere private where we can talk?
Lt. Fred Williams:Sure. How about the church across the street?
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Movie Connections:
References El inmigrante latino (1980)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD by Shameless and the Uncut Version?
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Donald Duck-o-rama, 4 December 2004
Author: dave_jackson13 from Melbourne, Australia

A killer with the voice of duck?! Who the crap directs this trash? Oh... who else... Lucio Fulci! God, I love a good Fulci film. Hell, I like a bad Fulci film as well. New York Ripper is one that divides his fans. Many of them find it a bit too brutal and believe it to be hateful towards women... I have to disagree with that. I think the victims in this movie just happen to be women, it doesn't necessarily make the director a woman hating prick (although I think he probably was). However I do have to agree that New York Ripper is a nasty film indeed. The gore isn't exactly fun like many of his other films, it's downright disturbing at times. But either way... for all you gore hounds... you're in for a icky little treat. Want to see a nipple sliced in half? Like eye violence? Well, you're a sick bastard! And luckily this film is just for you! The film has a downright dirty sleazy atmosphere to it. You can almost smell it. For those new to Fulci, I'd suggest starting on something a little lighter (City of the Living Dead, perhaps?) before jumping straight into this madness. This is one of my all time favourite Fulci films along with Beyond, Four of the Apocalypse and Don't Torture a Duckling. Check it out!

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