Jack the Ripper (1976) Movie Review

Jack the Ripper (1976)

1976 | Thriller, Drama
92 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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Jack the Ripper Review


A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

The inimitable Klaus Kinski (Fitzcarraldo, Aquirre) is back as Jack the Ripper, the world’s most notorious serial killer. In this classic tale of horror and perversion, the infamous Jack the Ripper terrorizes the East End of London of the late 19th century by killing and mutilating prostitutes. Scotland Yard assigns Inspector Selby (Andreas Mannkopff), a young and ambitious police commissioner, to the case. As his investigation goes nowhere and public pressure rises, his beautiful girlfriend Cynthia (Josephine Chaplin) decides to help him out. She poses as a hooker and secretly visits the bars where the victims of this mysterious killer were last seen. When Cynthia suddenly faces the cold blue eyes of the killer, she intuitively knows that only a miracle can save her now! Old as hell, made by a Spanish director, and incredibly not like the true Jack The Ripper story. Not that bad, though. I always think it’s funny to watch old horror movies and see how the blood is so red, like paint. A couple of cool things about this movie, Klaus Kinski, does a good job portraying a psycho, a good amount of boobs, and he cuts off some girls boobs, which I think is hilarious. The story is decent but totally untrue. I was a little bored with the movie since it’s so old it was very gritty and hard to view. Supposedly they made a DVD that’s remastered and all that sort of thing. Overall this movie is average.

About Jack the Ripper (1976)

Title: Jack the Ripper
Year: 1976
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Otto Dornbierer, Andreas Mannkopff, Lina Romay, Walter Baumgartner, Gerd Duwner, Josephine Chaplin, Almut Eggert, Herbert Fux, Norbert Gescher, Nikola Weisse, Fred Maire, Ursula von Wiese, Arnold Marquis, Hans Gaugler, Wolfgang Ziffer, Francine Custer, Markus Gehrig, Olga Gebhard, Peter Holliger, Angelika Arndts, Roman Huber, Peter Nüsch, Rolf Kunz, Regine Elsener, Angela Ritschard, Esther Studer, Lorli Bucher, Mike Lederer
Writers: Jesús Franco, Jean-Claude Carrière
Director: Jesús Franco

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