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The New York Ripper [Blu-ray] (1982)

Jack Hedley , Almanta Keller , Lucio Fulci  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jack Hedley, Almanta Keller, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti
  • Directors: Lucio Fulci
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, Color, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002E01MI8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,698 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The New York Ripper [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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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 follow the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, he's the killer that can't be stopped!

Written and directed by acclaimed horror maestro Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) and filmed on location in the mean streets of New York City, this is one of Fulci's most savage and controversial thrillers. Now remastered in blood-soaked High-Definition from its original camera negative, THE NEW YORK RIPPER is presented completely uncut and uncensored with exclusive new Extras!

"I'm an Actress!" - Interview with Zora Kerova
NYC Locations Then and Now
Theatrical Trailer


"FULCI AT HIS ABSOLUTE MOST BRUTAL... Only Those With The Strongest Tolerance For Violence Will Be Able To Avoid Feeling Uncomfortable!" --

"It Really Doesn't Get Any Rawer Than This!" -- All Horror Films


"One Of Fulci's Finest, Most Challenging Films!" -- Eccentric Cinema

"One Of The Most Controversial Italian Horror Films Ever Made!"

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Quacking Killer! January 6, 2005
By Guido
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a slasher flick with b@lls November 9, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece in slasher films. Long live Fulci! October 6, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Indefensible thriller with plenty of sleaze appeal June 20, 2000
[Lo Squartatore di New York]

(Italy - 1982)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (Techniscope)
Theatrical soundtrack: Mono

It's virtually impossible to defend THE NEW YORK RIPPER on any level - the film's up-front misogyny provides director Lucio Fulci with the flimsiest of excuses for several landmark splatter scenes in which beautiful women are stabbed, slashed and razored to death in graphic, lingering detail. Abandoning the Gothic fantasy of his 'Golden Period' (1979-1982) which spawned such miniature gems as ZOMBIE and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, Fulci's grim examination of the sexual excesses of contemporary New York follows a stereotypically hard-boiled cop (Jack Hedley) in pursuit of a psychopathic killer who's been murdering a succession of women in the Big Apple, most of whom are depicted as prostitutes or depraved sluts with a taste for rough trade. Yeah, it's that kind of a movie...

Despite a mild twist near the end which throws the killer's identity wide open, the plot has few of the intricacies normally associated with the giallo thriller and instead relies on splashy set-pieces to maintain forward momentum. Luigi Kuveiller's hand-held camerawork evokes an appropriately realistic milieu whilst also making the film looked rushed and sloppy (this is the same guy who photographed Argento's baroque masterwork DEEP RED!), while the cast does its best with the ungainly dialogue and amateurish dubbing. The standout is Alessandra Delli Colli, playing the beautiful wife of a rich cripple who records her sexual adventures on audio tape for her husband's pleasure, until she finds herself tied to a bed beside a man who may (or may not) be the killer!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't get tortured by this duckling June 30, 2008
This duck don't give a f#$%! We've got lots of blood, nudity, and a Donald Duck sounding slasher. Just some nice trashy cinema for the fellas. Nothing too deep, just high impact violence and sex like only Fulci can give you.

Lots of rippin quack quack
Lots of slashin quack quack
Sleaze quack please quack don't hold back

Brutality in all its shocking beauty
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare yourself for this one... December 2, 2004
If you're looking for academy award-winning performances in this film, you need help...If you're looking to see something shocking, you're in luck.

The first time I saw this flick, I had to close my eyes in several parts-it is that gory. Some of the things Fulci shows in detail in this movie have never and probably will never be shown again in popular film.

In short, there is not much plot...a duck-quacking loony is slashing women. But if you love horror, this one is well worth seeing for sure. Just make sure there is no one home that could possibly be offended...because if they walk in while you're watching this, I guarantee you they'll be offended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Remember the good old days? Haha
Buy it! I really don't get what freaked people out and I was engrossed beginning to end. The torture crud that comes out these days is more disturbing in my opinion. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Brianna D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very strange killer but still enjoyed it!
Fulci makes a giallo/slasher film set in New York, I had to check this out! The killer talks like a duck which is pretty bizarre! The acting was ok and the film is shot amazing!!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by D Bourgie
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic...
If you love Lucio Fulci, then you already know this is a sick and twisted classic. If you don't know about his films, then look this up before you buy it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars the newyork ripper
this was not a bad movie pretty good for the era it was made typical slasher film of the time
Published 2 months ago by stoneyloc
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by MR JAMES GREAVES
5.0 out of 5 stars Police detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley) is after one sicko who...
An elderly man is walking his dog one afternoon, he decides to throw a piece of wood and have his canine companion fetch, but when the dog brings back not a piece of wood, but a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Okeefe
5.0 out of 5 stars Had to go AWE all the way with this one....she like chico!she like!
I`m a stickler for best picture quality and all events and gore in tact and the Dutch version delivers big time.Totally remastered and crystal clear. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Schizo Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Nasty
Do you like your horror films gory and nasty? Then this is the film for you. Someone who talks on the phone like Donald Duck is killing prostitutes in some of the most grotesque... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fred Adelman
1.0 out of 5 stars Duck you Suckers!,
This is one of those 70's films that captures the urban stagnation of New York and brings absolutely no point to our intelligence. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bartok Kinski
4.0 out of 5 stars NY Ripper
Good movie, love the plot, it was pretty creepy that the killer made sounds like a duck. Overall a good little move.
Published 9 months ago by Todd Barts
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