Picture Format:Region All. 1.66:1 mono / 1.33:1 (British version)
Audio Format:Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
In 1959, legendary showman Joseph E. Levine unleashed this grisly UK thriller
on American moviegoers. But when audiences were horrified by the film’s
startling violence, graphic nudity and bloody Technicolor climax, it became one
of Levine’s most notorious failures. Today – in its notorious UK cut and the
American version with a brassy new score – it remains among the most
underappreciated and provocative shockers of its time.
Eddie Byrne (THE
MUMMY), Lee Patterson (TV’s SURFSIDE 6) and John Le Mesurier (DAD’S ARMY) star
in this lurid classic produced/directed by Robert S. Baker & Monty Berman (BLOOD
OF THE VAMPIRE) and written by Hammer Films’ legendary Jimmy Sangster (THE CURSE
OF FRANKENSTEIN, HORROR OF DRACULA) that FilmFracture.com calls “The perfect
combination of murder mystery and horror film with just the right amount of
- British Version, plus US Version. - Audio Commentary with
Co-Director/Co-Producer/Co-Cinematographer Robert S. Baker, Screenwriter
Jimmy Sangster, Assistant - Director Peter Manley, Moderated by British
Horror Historian Marcus Hearn. - Alternate Continental takes. -
Interview with Denis Meikle, author of Jack the Ripper: The Murders and
the Movies. - The Real Jack the Ripper featurette. - Theatrical
Trailer. - Poster and Still Gallery.
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