Hands of the Ripper
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Hands of the Ripper
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 father's hands. Years later, the lovely teenage Anna (Angharad Rees) is plagued by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An overrated glossy Hammer gothic horror tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What's actually here is a fascinating psychological chiller that's artfully made on a low budget, trusting the power of performance to carry a heavy workload of exposition and suspense."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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