Jack the Ripper will be available on DVD in mid February
JACK THE RIPPER (1976)
Label: Full Moon
Duration: 74 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Jess Franco
Cast: Lina Romay, Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Herbert Fux, Andreas Mannkopff
In the annals of international cult, horror and fantasy filmmaking, the name Jess Franco is royalty. The controversial Spanish-born auteur directed over 200 remarkable films in his 60 year career before his death in 2013, sculpting a body of dangerous, dark, erotic and generally outrageous descents into personal, obsessive and entertaining excess.
Now, Full Moon is thrilled to be able to honor the legacy of Jess Franco with our new DVD series, "The Jess Franco Collection." Working in partnership with legendary exploitation film producer Erwin C. Dietrich, Full Moon's "The Jess Franco Collection" features 10 titles culled from that golden period of collaboration between Dietrich and Franco, all of them featuring transfers struck from a brand new HD master and each release loaded with special features.
Starting with Franco's violent 1976 masterpiece JACK THE RIPPER, Full Moon will release a new Franco title every month to DVD. Each beautifully designed and packaged DVD will feature on its spine, a piece of a "puzzle" that, when put together with the entire 10-unit set, will create an exclusive portrait of Jess Franco designed by artist Ryan Brookhart.
"I'm excited to be able to bring this awesome collection to the fans," says Full Moon founder and equally storied genre film producer/director Charles Band.
"My WIZARD home video imprint was among the first in North America to distribute Franco's films in the early 1980s and it makes perfect sense that Full Moon should be the ones to now release these beautiful new transfers of some of Jess' most effective pictures to domestic DVD."
- Audio Commentary with Producer Erwin C. Dietrich
- Rare Deleted Scene
- Ripping Yarn: Restoring JACK THE RIPPER
- Franco, Bloody Franco: Audio Interview with Jess Franco (French w/English Subtitles)
- Original Theatrical Trailer