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"Close your eyes and whisper his name..."

The 1979 movie Jack The Ripper was one that starred Josephine Chaplin, Klaus Kiniski, and Herbert Fux. Jesus Franco was the director of Jack The Ripper and the film was distributed by Elite. It was Klaus Kiniski who had the starring role as the infamous serial killer from England that was notorious for the numerous of killings in London during the late 19th century.

Jack The Ripper focuses on the namesake role played by Kiniski who is portrayed as a well respected doctor during the day but at night becomes a stalker and killer of prostitutes. It was in August of 1888 that the body of a prostitute was found brutally murdered and decapitated in London's Whitehall District and it was here where the story of Jack The Ripper begins.

The main plot and story of this movie is one that focuses on the effort of the local inspector and his vain attempts at trying to find out who is doing all of the killing. Selsby is his name and he is at his wits end at trying to find out who the killer is. The inspector's girlfriend also becomes involved and she decides to launch an investigation of her own and does a little underground sleuthing of herself. Cynthia is her name and she is also known as a well respected ballerina. In a world of gore, nudity, and death, Jack The Ripper tells a very graphic story of a city and its people and the ones who are trying to find out who is exactly terrorizing their city.

In the end, after being convinced by a local fisherman that the respected doctor in Dennis Orloff is Jack The Ripper, the fisherman's blackmail attempts end up in his death but after Jack The Ripper becomes amused by Cynthia, the story becomes a very interesting one.

| 1979 | 1 hr 32 min | 5.5/10
Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Andreas Mannkopff, Herbert Fux
Jesus Franco
Produced By
Erwin C. Dietrich, Max Dora
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