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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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Sleazily Effective Thriller See more (121 total) »

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)
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 the film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1984 chief censor James Ferman infamously ordered all prints to be escorted to the airport and deported from the country.See more »
Quotes:
[after performing an autopsy on a ripper murder victim]
Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner:He used a blade. Stuck it up her joy trail, and slit her wide open. He could have done a slightly better job if he had more time. But overall, it was a good, efficient butchery.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (V)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD by Shameless and the Uncut Version?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sleazily Effective Thriller, 5 December 1999
Author: S.A.B. from Lynnwood, WA, U.S.A.

The late Italian director Lucio Fulci remains a controversial figure among horror film fans. Some view him merely as a hack exploitation director, who unsuccessfully tried to mimic the ideas and techniques of skilled horror directors such as Dario Argento and George Romero. Others view him as a directorial genius with his own distinctive style. Upon viewing my first Fulci film, THE NEW YORK RIPPER, I am inclined to believe that Fulci has not been given as much credit as he deserves.

THE NEW YORK RIPPER is a good example of an Italian "giallo" film, which blends the graphic gore sequences typically found in "slasher" films with the police investigations typically found in crime dramas. The film's plot is simple: a psychopath who talks like a duck is killing beautiful young women in New York City in vicious ways. Burned-out Lieutenant Fred Williams (Jack Hedley) is assigned to investigate the case, and soon gets taunting calls from the killer. At the same time, the one woman to survive the killer's attack, track star Fay Majors (Almanta Keller), finds that her life remains in peril.

THE NEW YORK RIPPER is unapologetically sleazy. The gore effects are very well done, and will make even the most hardened fans of gore wince at their brutality. There is also plenty of sex, which is quite explicit even by today's standards. In short, THE NEW YORK RIPPER is tasteless. But that doesn't mean it's bad. The film is well paced and there is hardly a dull moment. The murder mystery aspect of the film will keep you guessing until the film's climax. Fulci also delivers stylish direction and the film has some nice atmospheric shots of New York City.

One of the main criticisms of THE NEW YORK RIPPER is that it is brutally misogynistic. On the surface, this appears to be true. The killer's victims are almost all sexually promiscuous young women, who are killed in a brutal, sexual manner. However, in my opinion, the film is not so much anti-woman as it is anti-humanity. Fulci's New York City, much like Martin Scorsese's in TAXI DRIVER, is a seemingly inescapable hell, filled with perverts, sex shows, prostitutes, and "42nd Street gigolos." It should also be noted that the film's one strong and sympathetic character is a woman, Fay Majors.

Also, it is often said that THE NEW YORK RIPPER is Fulci's ripoff of the 1980 film MANIAC (also one of my favorites). This is simply not true: their only similarity is that they concern a psycho killer on the loose in New York City. MANIAC is a character study horror film, while THE NEW YORK RIPPER is a mystery thriller, much like Brian DePalma's DRESSED TO KILL(1980).

Lastly, I must say that the recently released, uncut, widescreen version of THE NEW YORK RIPPER is a major improvement over the old video version. While the dubbing remains shoddy in some parts, this new edition looks beautiful in its widescreen format. Additionally, the old edition chopped up some scenes which contained crucial clues about the killer's identity. With these scenes now intact, the killer's identity is not as totally out of left field as some critics have charged.

*** out of ****

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