Italian theatrical poster
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis
Written by Lucio Fulci
Dardano SacchettiStarring Jack Hedley
Music by Francesco De Masi
Cinematography Luigi Kuveiller
Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi
Distributed by Shameless Screen Entertanment
Release date(s) March 4, 1982
Runningtime 91 min.
The New York Ripper, original title Lo squartatore di New York, is a 1982 film directed and co-written by Lucio Fulci. The film score was written byFrancesco De Masi. An example of the giallo genre of Italian horror/suspense movies, a genre known for graphic violence and explicit gore and sexuality, this film was banned in many countries orreleased as an "adults-only" movie after heavy editing.
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New York City. An old man walking his pet dog in waste ground near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge is horrified when his dog retrieves a decomposed human hand. It isidentified by the police as belonging to Ann-Lynne, a local prostitute. Lieutenant Fred Williams (Jack Hedley), the burned-out police detective investigating the murder, interviews the young woman'snosy and obnoxious landlady, Mrs. Weissburger (Babette New), who tells the police detective that during her daily spying and eavesdropping on her tenants, she overheard the girl last week over the phonearranging to meet a man who spoke with a strange, duck-like voice.
Meanwhile, a young woman (Cinzia De Ponti) rides her bicycle down Manhattan to the Staten Island Ferry at Battery Park. After analtercation with a boorish motorist driving a red Volkswagen, whose car she accidentally scratched riding her bicycle, she rides onto the boat with the man yelling misogynist slurs at her. When the...