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Ripper (2001)

A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Director:

John Eyres (as John E. Eyres)

Writers:

John A. Curtis (story) (as John Curtis), Evan Tylor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
A.J. Cook ... Molly Keller
Bruce Payne ... Marshall Kane
Ryan Northcott ... Jason Korda
Claire Keim Claire Keim ... Chantal Etienne
Derek Hamilton ... Eddie Sackman
Daniella Evangelista ... Mary-Anne Nordstrom
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Andrea (Andy) Carter
Kelly Brook ... Marisa Tavares
Jürgen Prochnow ... Detective Kelso
Courtenay J. Stevens ... Aaron Kroeker
Robin Collins Robin Collins ... Kevin Lusk
Leanne Buchanan Leanne Buchanan ... Cheryl Ellis
Michael Copley Michael Copley ... Matt Novak
Sean Whale ... Mark Tannenbaum
Crystal Dalman ... Ellie Eckhart
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Storyline

A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

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Repeat The History. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ripper: Letter from Hell See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To avoid a restrictive NC-17 rating in the USA, the reconstruction of the the death of Mary Kelly's roommate Ada was toned down considerably. In reality, this was a particularly gruesome murder. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) During the car chase, the model of the blue car changes back and forth. You can see this by looking at the grill, for most of the chase the badge is in the middle, but at one point near the beginning, and once the car is at the cliff edge the badge is in the top right hand corner of the grill. See more »

Quotes

Molly Keller: For a time there I wasn't thinking clearly. I was confused. In limbo. I mean, this is 1888, right? I knew I was Jack. Cunning Jack. Quiet Jack. Jack's my name. Jack whose sword never sleeps. Not the good shepherd. Not the prince of peace. I'm right Jack. Spring out Jack. Saucy Jack. Jack from Hell. Trade name: Jack the Ripper.
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Soundtracks

Alien Smegma
Written by David Steele and Tad Olson
Performed by Smudged Ink.
Mixed and Produced by Richard Sera & David Steele
Drums played by John Stoltz
Recorded by Kevin Williams at Hot Soul Music
Smudged Inc. 2001©
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A film that wants to be original and smart, but fails miserably.
10 February 2002 | by thephantasm4See all my reviews

As much as the creators of this film want to be intelligent and creative, they fail on both accounts. Terrible dialog, annoying characters, and a pretty lame comparison to Jack the Ripper destroy this film. Not once did I care about any of the characters. In fact, I found myself awaiting their deaths so the film could finally end. The dialog was cliched and boring, and the delivery was rarely believable. Bruce Payne and AJ Cook do a decent job, but the rest of the characters come off as card board cut outs. One of the film's biggest problems is its desire to be intelligent through exposition. Unfortunately, the movie hits rock bottom whenever the characters try to explain something (which I again attribute to bland characters and dialog).

Also, there are no real ties to Jack the Ripper. Almost every Ripper element feels forced (thrown in last minute to cash in on the Ripper craze). A better description might be that they are unnecessary. This formulaic film seems to follow pretty much every slasher film that has come out since Scream. A connection to the Ripper seems to be thrown in for good measure.

To sum it up: If you have seen any slasher films over the past five years, you have already seen this movie.


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