Jack the Ripper 1988
London, 1888. Alcoholic police detective Frederick Abberline (Michael Caine) is brought back into duty when a series of gruesome murders are committed in Whitechapel. The victims, all prostitutes, are molested with an unmatched brutality. Upon examining the initial victim, Abbeline is convinced that this is no ordinary killing, more of a surgical execution.

Together with Sergeant George Godley (Lewis Collins), Abberline is finding suspects everywhere. One of them could be the flamboyant actor Richard Mansfield (Armand Assante) who is currently playing Jekyll and Hyde on the stage in a performance so diabolically convincing that Abberline can’t help wondering where Mansfield finds the inspiration. The famous spiritualist Robert James Lees (Ken Bones) is consulted, with intriguing results that bring Abberline and Godley closer to the truth. As the killer prepares for his worst crime yet, the Metropolitan Police is pressuring Abberline to find him before Whitechapel is set ablaze by rioters who fear for their women’s lives.

But the only consistent clues that Abberline can put together point in a very sensitive direction - to someone involved with the Royal Family...

Director: David Wickes
Cast: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins, Ken Bones, Susan George, Jane Seymour
Country: UK, USA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

2 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:39:46 + 01:37:12 | 4.11 Gb + 3.93 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

Download Jack the Ripper (1988) 2 x DVD5 Warner Archive Collection:



2 x BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:40:37 + 01:37:28; 03:11:19 | 36.2 Gb + 37.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

This two-disc set includes the original two-part production in the standard TV aspect ratio of the time and a ‘feature’ version in 16:9 which crops the tops off a few hats.

Disc One:

• Original Version - the original 1.33:1 version of Jack the Ripper is presented here.
• Image Gallery - a collection of original production stills. (2 min).
• Rushes - Barry Foster Version - Jack the Ripper was original planned as a Thames Television videotaped drama starring Van der Valk star Barry Foster as Abberline. This was canceled part-way through recording when American co-funding became available for a bigger budget production. The raw studio recordings are all that remain of the original version. (Description provided by Network). In English, not subtitled. (22 min).

Disc Two:

• Widescreen Version - the re-framed in 1.78:1 version of Jack the Ripper is presented here.

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