Exclusive: “HANDS OF THE RIPPER” Blu-ray/DVDetails & art


Synapse Films continues its sterling series of Hammer Horror Collection discs with a Blu-ray/DVD combo of HANDS OF THE RIPPER in July. We’ve got first news on the full specs and a look at the cover art.

Directed by Peter Sasdy, the film stars Angharad Rees as Anna, the daughter of Jack the Ripper who witnessed him murdering her mother when she was a child. When new bloodshed occurs, psychiatrist John Pritchard (Eric Porter) suspects Anna is responsible and uses Freudian techniques to plumb her psyche, discovering that she may be possessed by Jack’s spirit. Restored in high definition and presented uncut (for the first time on U.S. Blu-ray) in 1.66:1 on the disc set, which streets July 9, HANDS will be accompanied by the following extras:

• “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 and effects audio track

Retail price is $29.95.


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