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Rated R for strong violence/gore(some torture of women), sexuality, including some nudity, language and drug content.


-A man and woman are shown having sex. The man is on his back as the woman thrusts on top of him. (His bare chest is shown as are her bare breasts and back.)

-Two fully nude women lie on a table in an opium den (drug den). One is lying on her back naked, the other on her stomach. Men surround the table caressing them. (We see them again in another scene.)

-Several women are shown in alleys having sex with men. (Their dresses her hitched up. We see men unfastening trousers and engaging in sex.)

-A woman kisses two other women on the mouth and makes advances towards them but they push her back.

-A nude man is seen sitting in a hospital. (No private parts are seen.)

-A group of women bathe in a trough of water. Nothing is shown but we can see them hitching up their skirts to wash their crotches.

-Two women are shown sleeping in petticoats.

-A prostitute propositions a man who rebuffs her.

-A prostitute is attacked and the attacker rips open her dress, showing her pubic area and blood on her (annabelle apsion's) thighs

-Women (prostitutes) are seen wearing low-cut dresses throughout the movie. We also see men bare-chested at various points.

-A few scenes show passionate kissing.

Strong/violent scenes present throughout. Some scenes are presented as opium-induced hallucinations. Information taken from


-A man's tears open a woman's dress, stabs her repeatedly and slashes her throat.

-A man grabs a woman by the throat and she is seen lying in a pool of blood as he's doing something to her. (We find out later that he was removing organs and her genitals.)

-A woman walks down a dark alleyway. Struggling can be heard alongside flashes of hands and blood. We later see the woman lying dead with lots of blood at her crotch area (covered by her dress) and a gaping neck wound.

-Another woman walking down a dark street is grabbed and pulled into a heavily shadowed doorway; we see the glint of a blade as it strikes her several times and we hear crunching noises as it enters her body.

-A woman goes down an alley with a man, he pulls a knife, she hits him and runs but is tackled by another man who holds her while the first man slashes her throat (we clearly see the wound gaping open and bleeding).

- A man strangles a woman, slashes her throat, removes her heart, holds it in his hand and throws it in a kettle over a fire (we hear a police officer refer to her as having been torn to pieces).

-A man murders a woman and we see blood spurting from the wounds.

-A woman's throat is slashed very quickly with a metallic noise and blood pours out of the wound, and we see a woman being slashed with a knife and she screams.

-We see a room covered with splattered blood and we see a morgue a few times with many dead bodies covered with sheets. In another scene in a morgue a man is lifting a sheet off a victim to expose her wounds as flies buzz about and a man vomits and faints from what he sees.

-A blood-soaked sheet covers a dead woman. There are several scenes showing autopsy photos with roughly stitched neck wounds, and there are several clinical discussions of the details of gruesome murders: there are descriptions of the removal of the victims' genitals and some internal organs by the murderer, and a description of a victim's intestines having been wrapped around her neck and shoulders. We see a bloody kidney in a box.

-A woman is strapped onto an operating table and wheeled into an observation room where a lobotomy is performed by striking her in the head three times with a hard tool and a hammer; we see her later with big scars on her forehead and milky eyes (a similar procedure is performed on a man).

-A man is kicked out of a moving carriage and his head ends up getting entangled in the wheel causing the carriage to tip over.

-A coffin breaks open at a funeral and we see the corpse with a bloody, stitched up neck wound.

-A man lies dead, presumably from an opium overdose, with his eyes open.

A man hits a woman across the head with a heavy pan, and a man slams a man against a wall twice and grabs him by the throat.

-Two men grab a woman, one holds her while the other threatens her with a knife and cuts the buttons off her dress. A woman is slammed against a brick wall and threatened with an ice pick pointed at her eye. A man grabs a woman and she screams and flails about.

-A man holds a gun on a man, and a man is hit in the head with a stick knocking him out.

-A mob marches through a street with torches, apparently threatening merchants, tradesmen and Jews. We see some blood in a wash basin, a man eats a piece of very bloody meat and pours himself some red wine (although it looks very thick and could be something else) and drinks it, and we see bloody surgical tools and gloved hands.

-A group of men barge into a room where a man and woman are having sex; the men grab the woman and drag her out in the street wrapped in a sheet and then follow with a man, who's also wrapped in a sheet. A man holds a knife to a man's throat and threatens him, and a man holds a knife to a woman's clothed breast.

-A man kneels blindfolded while another man pokes his chest with a sword (some blood trickles). A barrel is ignited, rolled toward two men and it explodes.

-A man is tripped, falls to the ground, is picked up, slammed against a wall and punched in the stomach (he bleeds from the mouth).

-A group of women yell at each other and one throws something which breaks a window.

-We see a deformed man who suffers from neurofibromatosis (the "elephant man" disease) on display in front of a group of doctors and wealthy contributors.

-We see a portrait of a surgery with a group of men tearing at a patient's organs. A man hits a man in the face to wake him. We see a man with a large scar across his eye and down his cheek.

-A man urinates in an alley and we hear the trickle. A group of women are shown in a cage. A very dirty man sits on a curb and quakes. A man talks about his wife and child having died during childbirth

A man backhand slaps a woman and insults her and her friends.

A man is roughly slapped by another man.

A man is threatened with a knife.

13 F-words, 16 mild obscenities, 7 religious exclamations, and some insults. Also 2 uses of the word "CUNT"

Opium dens are shown several times, with people smoking opium to the point of unconsciousness.

One character dies of an opium overdose.

See Violence/Gore section.


The film is a true story based on a murderer in 1880's London during the time when Jack the Ripper was around. The film is quite frightening and disturbing in nature. Many of the murder scenes are intense/frightening/gory. Not suitable for children.

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Rated R for: Graphic Violence, Nudity, Adult Language, Adult Content.(HBO advisory)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, language and drug content

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