Hands of the Ripper (1971)
Release Date: Oct 17, 1971 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 104
Hammer's trademark gothic style permeates this suspenseful thriller, considered one of the acclaimed British studio's superior efforts, thanks largely to the directorial skills of Peter Sasdy. This marked his last feature-length collaboration with the studio until 1980, when he returned to direct installments of the Hammer House of Horror television series. In the film's prologue, young Anna, the infant daughter of the notorious Jack the Ripper, witnesses her mother's brutal murder at her
Oct 17, 1971 Wide
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Anna's savage acts of violence are provoked by a flash of light and a kiss: Symbols of enlightenment and affection -- the most desirable of gifts -- that here become triggers for perversion.
This latter-day offering from Hammer Films ratchets up the gore, but thankfully not at the expense of an engrossing tale that embeds its psychological context in a series of effective set-pieces.
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