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JACK THE RIPPER THE DEFINITIVE STORY

NA , Jeff Leahy    Exempt   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: NA
  • Directors: Jeff Leahy
  • Producers: Bulls Eye Lantern
  • Format: Director's Cut, Original recording remastered, Limited Edition, PAL, HD DVD
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1000
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: BEL LtD
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008AWTXYY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,738 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 5 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Reviews

Special Limited Addition of Jack the Ripper the Definitive Story a Directors Cut from the Channel FIVE TV Mini series: Jack the Ripper the Definitive Story. PAL


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'A Bit Frustrating' 5 July 2013
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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When 'The Definitive Story' was first shown on Channel 5 I was very excited about buying it as soon as it was out on DVD. When nothing saw the light of day for sometime thereafter I did some searching on the Internet to see if I could find some information as to the reason why? On a forum somewhere I found some posts detailing that the DVD when finally released was to come with a plethora of 'extras' (which at the time of the posts the exact nature of was still under discussion) and would include 'The Directors Cut' of the main feature as opposed to what was shown on Channel 5.

As you can quite imagine then, as an amateur Ripperologist, I was very much looking forward to getting my hands on this DVD. The blurb here on Amazon.co.uk said nothing of any extras but a 'Directors Cut' was mentioned on the cover and so I was confident that this DVD would deliver nevertheless. Sadly, this has not turned out to be the case. Not only are there no extras the DVD case does not even include a booklet! While the feature itself is well worth owning and every bit as good as I recall it, the fact the makers of this film had managed to recreate the Whitechappel of 1888 using CGI graphics for use in the film had really gotten my hopes up that on the DVD there might be a chance we could get to 'walk around the area' ourselves as in a computer game. For this reason, I have to say I find this DVD somewhat of a let down. It is great to own a personal copy of the documentary but at 90 minutes long it is hard to see where the 'Directors Cut' side of things comes into it? If I remember correctly, the original series on Channel 5 ran over two one hour slots.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Definitive Story 7 Nov 2012
By Rob M
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I have been following the case for more than 20 years. This is hands down, the best documentary on Jack the Ripper.

The CGI is amazing and really gives a sense of atmosphere. I never realized how dark the area was at the time.

This video is great for both beginners and long-time investigators.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jack the Ripper 10 May 2013
By ange
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i would this dvd really well make as really showed how life was in those days and how the police really tried to catch him. I liked the way the dvd showed how the streets looks looked in those days.
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