When it comes to cult favorite blu-ray releases you need only check out SYNAPSE if you want to find extremely cool, hard to find films to grace your movie room. Every month they manage to find a title or two that rocks our world and they’ve done it again with their latest announcement.
HANDS OF THE RIPPER is making the trip to Blu-ray and here are all the details you need:
βAnother landmark title in Synapse Filmsβ Hammer Films Collection! Peter Sasdyβs HANDS OF THE RIPPER! Look for it in stores on July 9th!
An infant girl watches in horror as her father, the infamous βJack the Ripper,β brutally murders her mother. Years later, the damaged young Anna (Angharad Rees) is now under the care of a fake psychic and has been forced into a career of prostitution. At the end of a sΓ©ance one evening, a woman is mysteriously killed. Dr. John Pritchard (Eric Porter) suspects Anna is the murderer but cannot understand how she could perform this unspeakable act. Using new Freudian psychoanalysis techniques, Pritchard experiments on Anna and discovers a shocking secret: The spirit of the βRipperβ is alive and well and might well be possessing his own daughter! Can this evil be stopped before itβs too late?
Completely restored in high-definition and released uncut for the first time on Blu-ray in the U.S., HANDS OF THE RIPPER is a film widely recognized as one of the most gruesome Hammer horror films ever made.β
THE DEVILβS BLOODY PLAYTHING: POSSESSED BY HANDS OF THE RIPPER β Featurette
SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE: THE EVOLUTION OF HAMMER GORE β Motion Still Gallery
U.S. Television Introduction
Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
HANDS OF THE RIPPER Motion Still Gallery
Isolated Music & Effects Audio Track