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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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New York City: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there! See more »


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Trivia

After the film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1984 chief censor James Ferman ordered the original print to be re-exported back to the rights holder in Italy. This was to avoid any possible prosecution of either the UK distributor or the BBFC itself. 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

[Rosie, riding a bicycle, accidently brushes past a misogynist owner's red Volkswagen]
Red Volkswagen owner: Hey! Watch where you're going!
Rosie: I'm sorry. I was thinking of Boston.
Red Volkswagen owner: You women are all the same! A menace to society! You women should stay at home where you belong. You've got the brains of a chicken!
Rosie: And you're an asshole! Ciao!
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Alternate Versions

After being banned for many years, the film's eventual release in 2002 by Vipco was cut by 22 secs by the BBFC to heavily edit the sight of a woman's stomach and breast being cut with a razor blade in accordance with the BBFC's guidelines over eroticised sexual violence. The 2007 Shameless DVD release reduced the cuts to 19 secs via editing. See more »

Connections

References Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973) See more »

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Unsettling to say the least
9 December 2001 | by viddywell_78See all my reviews

Upon going to all the effort to import this film to my native shores (Australia)I must certainly say that everything i was expecting and more was recieved from this film...(Not that this is positive upon wanting to see the film purely for it's notoriety)

What i was hoping (But not keeping my fingers crossed) was to see a violent,and well made "Giallo" with all the trademark trimmings that give them the artistique upper hand over most American horror films,What i was met with in terms of "more" was an incredibly unsettling film from the depiction of the extreme gore and purely downright cruel actions shown in this film.I can understand now why this film had so much trouble passing Australian Censors (Which believe it or not,are rather lenient).

For a horror fan dedicated to seeing all the nasties around,this certainly topped the list and the NASTIEST film in terms of Physical grue,It oversteps the line from entertainment value just to extreme exploitation...I had to watch a feel good film straight after before going to sleep that night,to flush the images this film provided,and for me,that is making a bold statement.Normally i would expand a little further,but i really wish not to think about this film any further.

Proceed with extreme caution,You have been warned.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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