Believing that she's being directed from beyond the grave to become a murderer herself, Anna seeks out help from Freudian scholar John Pritchard Eric Porter. Evidently, the treatment doesn't take, and a series of gory killings result. TV prints of Hands of the Ripper include an unnecessary "psychiatric explanation" of what transpires.
It probably goes without saying that the film was packaged by Hammer Studios. Angharad Rees as Anna. Eric Porter as Dr. Jane Merrow as Laura. Keith Bell as Michael Pritchard. Derek Godfrey as Dysart. Dora Bryan as Mrs. Lynda Baron as Long Liz. Marjie Lawrence as Dolly. Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs. Norman Bird as Police Inspector. Margaret Rawlings as Mme. Elizabeth MacLennan as Mrs.
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Ann Way as Seamstress. Tallulah Miller as Pub Whores. Part of the fascination lies in the variations on the familiar typology. October 19, Full Review…. An overrated glossy Hammer gothic horror tale. Released in the waning years of Hammer Films' two-decade reign as one of the top producers of horror films, Peter Sasdy's Hands of the Ripper is the studio's last successful attempt at bringing its trademark blend of lush Gothic atmosphere and graphic violence to a suspenseful and mature thriller hinged on the Jack the Ripper case.
UK TV and stage vets Angharad Rees Poldark and Eric Porter Moriarty to Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes are top-billed as, respectively, a young woman plagued by murderous impulses and the Freudian psychiatrist determined to root out the cause of her homicidal urges. The killings--spurred by the stabbing of Rees's mother by her father, the notorious Ripper himself--are quite gruesome, even by latter-day Hammer standards, but the most lasting impression left by the picture is the doom-laden relationship between Rees and Porter, which perversely twists the traditional arc of Hammer's previous efforts, with the forces of reason and science not only failing to overcome superstition, but also falling victim to them.
The result is a distinctly downbeat but still rewarding Hammer effort that benefits greatly from its professional cast, Sasdy's muscular direction Ripper was his third project for the studio after the equally intriguing Taste the Blood of Dracula and Countess Dracula , and some opulent sets at Pinewood Studios. It's unfortunate that few viewers on either side of the Atlantic got to see the film, which flitted through theaters in a truncated edit on a double bill with Hammer's Twins of Evil. The Devil's Bloody Plaything is a lengthy making-of featurette from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures that covers a wide range of subjects within the orbit of Ripper , from the state of Hammer at the dawn of the s to the work of producer Aida Young and Sasdy's corner-cutting measures for providing maximum screen value using M's office from the James Bond franchise and still photos from St.
Peter's Cathedral as rear-projection backdrop for the finale through interviews with the director himself and costar Jane Merrow The Lion in Winter , as well as filmmaker Joe Dante and author Kim Newman.
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Slaughter of Innocence is a slide show of production photos focusing on the grisliest moments from Hammer horror. Said gore set pieces forced Universal to substantially trim Ripper for broadcast on American television during the mids; the new scenes, featuring actor Severn Darden as a psychologist spouting vast amounts of expositional psycho-babble, are presented in audio-only format the video master was apparently lost in the fire at Universal.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. TV introduction the DVD Disc has the same content as the blu-ray only difference is the picture quality Disc 1 is HD Disc 2 is only Digital remaster the film goes for 85min Unrated so 5 stars for this new blu-ray reissue. Not even tea leaves. Sorry if I disappoint you. Fortunately, the Ripper makes it home before the mob catches him. Unfortunately, his wife realizes too late, "it's you they're looking for! Years later, the Ripper's traumatized daughter Angharad Rees starts wrecking havoc of her own.