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Hands of the Ripper
Hands of the Ripper

Hands of the Ripper 1971

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Hands of the Ripper 1971 15

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Sasdy

In Edwardian London, a series of gruesome murders match those of the Whitechapel Ripper, revealing an unlikely suspect.

Hammer Horror's second stab at the Ripper (after 1949's Room To Let) is an atmospheric curiosity anchored by its star. Angharad Rees gives depth and colour to the role of Anna, the young woman exploited by her twisted guardian (Dora Bryan), a medium haunted by visions of infamous Victorian killer. Peter Sasdy made this a particularly bloody affair, with results that still shock over four decades later.

Directed by

Peter Sasdy

Featuring

Eric Porter

Jane Merrow

Derek Godfrey

Genres

Horror Costume drama

Collection

The Dark Arts Classic Horror Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15

Released

1971

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Hammer Film Productions

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