Hands of the Ripper…1971 UK Hammer horror by Peter Sasdy just released on UK Blu-ray

Posted: 25 August, 2014 in BBFC cuts, New Releases
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Hands Ripper Blu ray Eric Porter Hands of the Ripper is a 1971 UK horror thriller by Peter Sasdy.
With Eric Porter, Angharad Rees and Jane Merrow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2014 Network RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th August 2014


UK Censorship History

Passed X (18) afterBBFC cuts for:

  • UK 1971 cinema release

TheBBFC cuts were:

  • Remove horror shots of Liz’s eye gouged with pins – as she lies on the ground’
  • It is also reported that a throat slashing was also removed

Passed 15 uncut since the 1986 MIA VHS

Promotional Material

A quintessential Hammer Horror from director Peter Sasdy ( Taste the Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula ), Hands of the Ripper is a fascinating and terrifying spin on the Jack the Ripper legend, featuring outstanding performances from both Eric Porter, as a doctor investigating a series of grisly murders, and Angharad Rees as the pretty, frail murder suspect. Hands of the Ripper is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

When a fake psychic is gorily murdered, Dr. John Pritchard cannot bring himself to believe that the only suspect – a girl called Anna – is capable of such an awful act. Pritchard takes her into his care but, as further horrific murders take place, can he act in time to stop the trail of slaughter?


  • Audio commentary with Angharad Rees and horror historians Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery including promotional material
  • Commemorative Booklet PDF by Stephen Jones

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