Jack the Ripper (1976) Movie Review

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Jack the Ripper (1976)

1976 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama
92 minutes / 1h 32min

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Jack the Ripper Plot Synopsis:

A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper. A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers London prostitutes by night, until the local Inspector's girlfriend (Josephine Chaplin) goes undercover to catch him.

Jack the Ripper (1976) Review

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.


  • Jack the Ripper Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 4.98
  • IMDB: 5.5

About Jack the Ripper 1976

Title: Jack the Ripper
Year: 1976
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.49/5 stars from 1,323 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,323
MPAA Rating: R
Jack the Ripper Cast Starring: Klaus Kinski, Lina Romay, 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, Esther Studer, Angela Ritschard, Lorli Bucher, Peter Nüsch, Mike Lederer, Otto Dornbierer
Jack the Ripper Writers: Jesús Franco, Jean-Claude Carrière
Jack the Ripper Director: Jesús Franco, Jesús Franco
Language: German, Spanish
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain