After what seems like an eternity, Synapse Films’ has finally fine tuned the next release in their Hammer Horror Collection, and it’s ready to rip onto Blu-ray! HANDS OF THE RIPPER will be released July 9th, and comes uncut & restored in High Definition! It also has quite a few newly produced supplements (if you own VAMPIRE CIRCUS and TWINS OF EVIL you know you’re in for an extensive treat) that delve into the history of the film and Hammer as well.
Thanks to Synapse, I’ve been able to see these classics for the first time in 1080p, and it’s truly luscious. Apart from Scream Factory’s slate, these releases are some of the best on the market, and you shouldn’t hesitate in adding them to your collection.
An infant girl watches in horror as her father, the infamous “Jack the Ripper,” 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 séance 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 “Ripper” is alive and well, and might well be possessing his own daughter! Can this evil be stopped before it’s too late?
• THE DEVIL’S BLOODY PLAYTHING: POSSESSED BY HANDS OF THE RIPPER – Featurette
• SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE: THE EVOLUTION OF HAMMER GORE – 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