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Title:
From hell
Author:
Hamsher, Jane.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2002]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed.
General Note:
Directors' limited ed.

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell.

Special features: [Disc 1] Commentary by Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes, screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, cinematographer Peter Deming and Robbie Coltrane; deleted scenes -- [Disc 2] Jack the Ripper: 6 degrees of separation; production design; graphic novel; Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder; tour of the murder sites; a view of hell featurette; From hell trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Personal Subject:
UPC:
024543035572
Format :
DVD

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The true-life horror story of Jack the Ripper gets a new spin in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. In 1888, a ruthless and cold-blooded killer begins hunting prostitutes in East London, and while the murderer's work is savage, the mutilation of his victims suggests the fiend has an extensive medical background. Amidst a background of political unrest and barely contained scandal among the royal family, the murderer's grisly exploits shock and frighten all of England, and one of Scotland Yard's top inspectors, Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp), is put on the case, along with his partner, Peter Godley (Robbie Coltrane). Abberline, depending on one's viewpoint, is either blessed or cursed with second sight, and while he blurs his ability to see future events with opium and other drugs, he still has an uncanny ability to ferret out dangerous criminals, which is put to the test as he and Godley search for the Ripper. As Abberline and Godley investigate the neighborhood where the crimes occur, they become acquainted with the prostitutes and street people who were friends and compatriots of the victims, and Abberline finds himself falling in love with Mary Kelly (Heather Graham), a beautiful Irish streetwalker. As Abberline tries to identify the killer before Mary Kelly can become the next victim, he and Godley have to contend with Sir Charles Warren (Ian Richardson), their superior who is keen to pin the murders on a culprit who isn't British, and Sir William Gull (Ian Holm), a respected physician who has his own ideas about the murders and the benefits of psychosurgery. From Hell marked a change of pace for Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, the sibling directorial team best known for their gritty depictions of America's urban underground in such films as Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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