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The Cine-Masochist Reviews: Lucio Fulci's THE NEW YORK RIPPER (Video Review)

How do you take a killer with a goofy voice seriously? Trust me, it's pretty easy.

The New York Ripper deals with a burned-out New York police detective who teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

After many years of being banned in Britain the rights for the film were purchased by UK company Vipco who issued the film originally as an export-only VHS veron under close censor & police supervion. When censorship laws were relaxed in the UK it was submitted to the BBFC for a certificate in 2002 and received 22 secs of cuts to the razor-blade murder, as well as a strict guideline that the film could only be released with minimal publicity.

Later on the film was then issued on VHS by Vipco but a DVD release was canceled after some UK DVD distributors refused to stock it. Consequently it was never available on UK DVD until 2007 when the movie was released by Shameless Films, and this veron contained milar cuts but reduced to 19 secs via a different edit.

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The Cine-Masochist Monday 3/26/2012 at 12:44 AM | 91757
Great review bro! I am a big fan of the movie!
ny ghoul Friday 3/30/2012 at 05:11 PM | 91943