Jack the Ripper (1976) Movie Review

Jack the Ripper (1976)

1976 Thriller, Drama

User Score: 67/100


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 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 thats remastered and all that sort of thing. Overall this movie is average.

About Jack the Ripper (1976)

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

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