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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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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

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

Marshall Kane: What if I told you I was going to murder one of you today? What if everything I have accomplished in my field thus far was a vicarious way to experience what I'm really drawn to? And what if the truth is that I've studied serial killers all my life because subconciously I wanted to be one... but was too scared to admit it? And what if I had medicated myself for years, seen psychoanalysts to repress this desire and finally, two weeks ago, stopped taking the medication and decided to step into ...
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Soundtracks

Later
Written by David Steele, Steve Crane, Tad Olson & David Devindisch
Performed by Smudged Ink.
Mixed and Produced by David Devindisch, Mastered by Richard Sera
Smudged Inc. 2001©
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Bad, bad, bad
10 December 2004 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

I rented this movie thinking that with a title like "Ripper: Letters from Hell" that it might have something - anything, to do with Jack the Ripper. WRONG! This movie starts off with a young girl surviving a serial killer's attacks, than jumps forward several years to her as a college student studying other serial killers and obsessed with all things Gothic (the girl is obnoxious, so you have no interest in her or anything she's doing here) Then, about 45 minutes into the movie, someone mercifully starts killing off the various assortment of college low life, and the characters seem to think that the killings are reminiscent of Jack the Ripper's killings over a century earlier. This connection is nominal and if you don't pay attention you'll miss it entirely - and the ending of this horrendously overlong movie explains nothing, which is extremely aggravating and anticlimactic.

They figured that if they just automatically set it up for a sequel they could get away with the movie not making any sense, and the gaping holes in the plot, and whoever does a sequel will either have to explain that themselves, or it won't be mentioned at all, and either way the makers of this movie would be off the hook for any resolution to this story.

Indeed, there are more violent and gory movies than this, there are movies with pointless endings like this, but this one somehow manages to beat all of them and take the cake for some reason. This is a loud, boring, obnoxious movie that just goes on forever, not even good for unintentional humour since it takes itself way too seriously for that. There's utterly no redeeming quality or value to this one at all.


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