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The New York Ripper (1982)

Lo squartatore di New York (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 31 July 1987 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story), Vincenzo Mannino (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hedley ... Lt. Fred Williams
Almanta Suska ... Fay Majors (as Almanta Keller)
Howard Ross 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 Paul E. Guskin ... Desk Sergeant (as Paul Guskin)
Antone Pagán ... Morales (as Anthon Kagan)
Josh Cruze ... Chico (as Johs Cruze)
Marsha MacBride Marsha MacBride ... Policewoman
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Killer who talks like a duck wanders around New York City killing women by various means including slicing an eyeball with a razorblade. Detective Jack Headly is hot on his trail. Written by Humberto Amador

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Slashing Up Women Was His Pleasure! See more »


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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 »

Goofs

When the prostitute gives the phone to the main character, her breasts are covered by blanket. In the very next shot where she is giving him the phone, her breasts are visible. 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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Alternate Versions

The German DVD version titled Manhattan Ripper is cut by 11 minutes, the cuts include:
  • Rosie's death is completely cut out of the film, including the finding of her body and when the surgeon is examining her body.
  • The scene at the porn club is almost completely cut, the sight of the hooker going down over the Latino is missing as well of the rest of the scene, including Jane masturbating.
  • The scene where the hooker is killed by a broken bottle only shows the bottle coming out of the curtain and the aftermath.
  • The foot-fucking scene at the bar misses the shots of the Latino pleasuring Jane.
  • The young girls nightmare where she is butchered by the killer removes all violence.
  • When Lt. Williams drives away from the psychologist lacks the shot of him looking after Williams.
  • The scene with the Greek touching Jane's private section and belly is removed.
  • The killing of Jane is completely missing.
  • A scene at the psychologists office is missing.
  • A scene at the killer's hideout has been removed.
  • The scene with the razor is completely missing and the finding of the victim.
  • The scene where Peter is stabbed in the belly is missing as well as the scene where his under jaw is blown off.
  • The scene in the taxi is removed and where Peter's daughter is calling him.
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Connections

References When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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a real video nasty
10 November 2005 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

Lt. Fred Williams a new york cop is investigating a number of disturbing killings where the women are to say the least butchered. His first clue is that the killer speaks like Donald Duck, and soon the killer is calling and taunting Williams, so he calls in the help of a local Professor of Psychology to help profile the killer. There are plenty of gruesome killings and seedy set pieces to keep any sleaze fan happy ie.A Latino *beep* a woman with his foot, the same woman masturbating in a live sex porno theatre and taping it to pleasure her husband with later,a girl being butchered with a razor blade ripping open her face right down through her eyeball…pretty gruesome….but wholly enjoyable as only Fulci can do. The dubbed dialogue is poor at times but it didn't take away from my enjoyment…a real video nasty


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

31 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Ripper See more »

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Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (cut) (1989) (video)

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2.35 : 1
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