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

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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?

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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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