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History's Mysteries - Hunt for Jack the Ripper (A&E DVD Archives)
History's Mysteries - Hunt for Jack the Ripper
A&E DVD Archives
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min

Many serial killers were more brutal. Others slaughtered more often. But Jack the Ripper remains the world's most infamous murderer. In 1888, he slashed his way across London and into the annals of crime when he murdered a...  more »

     
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Movie Details

Creator: Arthur Kent
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Crime & Conspiracy
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Well Done
Amy Capuano | NJ, USA | 09/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big fan of History's Channel's History's Mysteries series, & this installment is by far my favorite. This is a must-see for anyone interested in Jack the Ripper, or anyone, like myself, who just loves a good mystery.

Of course, as with all specials like these, nothing is really solved, so if you're looking for some startling revelations, go elsewhere. What you will get is all the necessary background info on the crimes, the suspects, the investigators, & the many theories that have developed over the years. They present an excellent sampling of authors & others to offer their opinions on the case, & let them offer their own ideas rather than assuming one set of ideas to be the truth (for example, some think the same 'ripper' killer was responsible for only three murders, while others put his count in the double-digits).

All in all, this is a very well-presented documentary, though it is more of a good starter for those new to the Jack the Ripper lore than for the expert looking for new information. If this sparks your interest, I highly recommend a book called 'The Complete Jack the Ripper Companion' by Stewart P. Evans (who happens to be one of those interviewed in this special) & Keith Skinner."
AE: DVD The Search for Jack the Ripper
M. Webster | Essex Center,VT | 03/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well presented,especially the idea of Jack being a true unknown.A good addition to anybodys Ripper library."