The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian film by Lucio Fulci
The Notorious Fulci film is slated for its first release on Blu-ray. Blue Underground in the US will release an all regions Blu-ray version on 29th September 2009.
When submitted in 2007 for a UK DVD release, the film was shorn of 34s with the following BBFC comment: Cuts were required to remove sexualised violence (a naked and bound woman’s stomach and breasts being mutilated with a razor)
See review from US Amazon: Darkest and goriest
The New York Ripper was a great Italian horror film from Lucio Fulci, the film was filled with plenty of gruesome death scenes and lots of sleaze, sex and nudity in fact its probably one of the sleaziest Italian horror flicks I’ve ever seen. It was also notorious for being banned in the U.K. This is easily one of Lucio Fulci’s darkest and goriest films out there (O.K. maybe not THE goriest, I still think that Cat In The Brain holds that title), there is one scene that was quite sick and perverse that’s guaranteed to make you squirm, yes I’m talking about the “Golden Toes” scene.
When an old man finds a prostitute’s severed hand under the Brooklyn Bridge the police decide to do a little investigating. It seems that the victim was heard speaking to a strange duck-voiced man. As the murders add up the police detective who’s investigating the case recruits a psychology professor to help find out who this Donald Duck voiced maniac could be
This is a typical Fulci flick which means that the plot gets thinner during the course of the film and the bad acting which was adequate especially for this type of film could have been better but that’s not important, if your a hardcore Fulci or exploitation fan then you’ll obviously love this as the death scenes were quite brutal and very nasty.
I have to admit that I really liked this film a lot and it was one of Fulci’s best, while not a classic like Zombi 2, it was still great and enjoyable.