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|The New York Ripper|
Actors: Jack Hedley, Paolo Malco, Andrea Occhipinti, Howard Ross, Almanta Keller
Director: Lucio Fulci
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
New York City: — It's A Nice Place To Visit, But You Wouldn't Want To Die There!A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detectives follo... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 12/1/2013...
This is the film that Fulci got the most crap about. This film features some very rough torture killings of women in graphic detail (infamous razor over nipple sequence being the main one). Anyone at all familiar with this director's previous films (Zombie aka Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead aka The Gates of Hell, Cat In The Brain, The Beyond & numerous others) won't be too surprised. It's a dark suspense thriller with slasher elements.
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The Quacking Killer!
Guido | NY United States | 01/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I first read the reviews about "The New York Ripper" it definitely sounded like a movie that the avid gore hound should check out. Well I couldn't find it anywhere. So I decided to buy it.
While I don't believe it is Lucio fulci's best movie I did find it to be pretty good. It is nothing like his other films with zombies and other creatures from the depths of hell. "The New York Ripper" deals with a maniacal psychopath that slices and dices his way through The Big Apple. Of course being a Fulci film you can expect the usual terrible acting and horrible dubbing, which always makes me laugh, and yes the killer quacks like a duck but the killing scenes are in typical Fulci fashion (GORY!) A woman getting gutted, a broken bottle shoved into the forbidden area, a nice straight blade through a helpless victims eyeball and nipple, and an impressive head shot at the end of the film.
You've heard all the other reviews. The film is seedy, it is misogynistic, violent, brutal and there's plenty of T&A to satifsy fans of the flesh. I found it to be well worth adding to my collection. If you haven't seen a Fulci film before may I suggest "Zombie", "The Beyond" or "City of the Living Dead". If you have seen Fulci films before check out "The New York Ripper". All in all not a bad murder mystery."
A masterpiece in slasher films. Long live Fulci!
J. Blake Fichera | New York, NY | 10/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is very unique for horror master Lucia Fulci. One of few slasher films that the artist made, this masterpiece takes the viewer through a "who done it" rollarcoatser, Fulci style. As with all Fulci films, it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and then leave you a little confused. Of course, as Fulci's trade mark, the film has great gore effects. Now uncut and in widescreen the film is even better."
A slasher flick with b@lls
man_invisible | Dork, PA | 11/09/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, let's try to remember a time when slasher movies weren't so en vogue that Hollywood cranked out a new one every week. Let's try to remember a time when every slasher movie DIDN'T have a fresh, artificially pretty teenage hunk/starlet in the lead role. Let's remember that Fulci was one of the most underrated Italian horror directors out there, and his work was often misunderstood by the masses."The New York Ripper" is a slasher film that--upon initial inspection--is mean-spirited, very violent, and misogynistic. But if you view it few times, the plot becomes clearer and the film feels less contrived. The story is quite simple--psycho killer stalks and kills pretty girls--but there are many complicated details and subtle clues that make the slasher's identity a mystery up until the end.Out of all Fulci's films, this one probably has the most unsettling violence, and there are spots where things drag a bit. But stick with it, and you'll be able to recall a time when slasher films--and horror movies in general--were much more daring than they are now."