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The New York Ripper (1982) More at IMDbPro »Lo squartatore di New York (original title)

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The New York Ripper -- A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women.
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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 ... Dogwalker (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Landlady (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Dogwalker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Peter (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Fred (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michele Soavi ... Newspaper Buyer (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Barry (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Kitty (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Paul (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 | West Germany:(Banned)

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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:
Chief of Police:Fred, have you flipped out, or are you trying to give me an ulcer? A smart-ass coroner comes out with a little verbal diarrhea, and you immediately go around declaring there's a maniac loose in the city.
Lt. Fred Williams:Yeah, so what do you want me to say? A boy scout's been widdling on girls with his knife?
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Movie Connections:
References Vengeance (1980)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD by Shameless and the Uncut Version?
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
the end of an era, 9 September 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

An elderly man is walking his dog one afternoon, he decides to throw a piece of wood and have his canine companion fetch, but when the dog brings back not a piece of wood, but a human hand the owner is reasonably perturbed. Thus begins Lucio Fulci's most notorious film "The New York Ripper", the most misogynistic film this side of William Lustig's "Maniac". Police detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley) is after one sicko who cuts pretty women up in the cruelest fashion. The killer's Donald Duck voice is ludicrous and annoying, but the rampant nudity, over the top gore, red-herrings and the ultra-sleazy atmosphere make up for that in spades. It doesn't hurt that this is tightly scripted and nicely filmed either. This would be the last film in the second (and starting with "Lizard in a Woman's Skin" best) era of his three part career. The last and worst part would start with his next film "Manhattan Baby"

My Grade: B

Anchor Bay DVD Extras: Uncut version; Theatrical trailer and Lucio Fulci bio

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