Hands of the Ripper
Hands of the Ripper (1971)

This clever reworking of the "Jack the Ripper" legend stars Angharad Rees as Anna, daughter of the infamous serial killer. Believing that she's being directed from beyond the grave to become a murderer herself, Anna seeks out… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 17, 1971
DVD Release Date: September 13, 1989
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator

Part of the fascination lies in the variations on the familiar typology.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An overrated glossy Hammer gothic horror tale.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Anna's savage acts of violence are provoked by a flash of light and a kiss: Symbols of the most desirable of gifts -- enlightenment and affection -- that here become triggers for perversion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
David Sayers
A more interesting movie than Hammer's typical output at this time this film still has plenty of gore but the use of Freud's theories to diagnose the… More
Eduardo C
Made during Hammer's descent into gore (but before their tits and gore last gasp days), "Hands of the Ripper" is a stylish, atmospheric and… More