Andreas Stavros

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (53 of 70)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 374,092 - Total Helpful Votes: 53 of 70
Unmasking Jack The Ripper [DVD]
4.0 out of 5 stars Unfussy accuracy, 9 Oct 2012
For a basic presentation of the facts surrounding the Whitechapel murders, unburdened by conspiracy theory nonsense, this is probably the best DVD currently available.

Though there are a few familiar theatrical reenactments, some "spooky" synthesised music, and plenty of narration amidst darkened, damp alleyways, the factual information remains centre-stage. The knowledgeable presenters, including reputed Ripper historian, Paul Begg, speak clearly and succinctly, offering sensible and balanced opinion to compensate for any lack of physical evidence.

If you're new to the Jack the Ripper mystery, this is an excellent place to start.
From Hell: Jack the Ripper Mystery by Bob Hinton
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As someone who's long suspected that the enigmatic George Hutchinson could've been the Ripper, I was looking forward to Mr. Hinton's book, not least of all because of praise it received from established writers such as Martin Fido and Paul Begg. What I found was a disappointment.

Let's start with the very bad. I've no idea who was hired to proof-read this work, but (s)he clearly didn't bother. The grammar is appalling, the avalanche of exclamation marks presumably being employed to make up for the absence of necessary hyphens, and the amount of typos innumerable ("bought" instead of "brought", etc.). That's a shame, as such basic mistakes mar the more plausible passages of… Read more
Jack The Ripper Conspiracies [DVD] [2003]
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ironically, the strength of this video is in its detail regarding the murders themselves, while the conspiracy theories - all of them nonsensical - take a back-seat to the over-view of London's life and dangers in the late 19th century.

Other reviewers have rightly commented on the odd enunciation of the narrator, but don't let that put you off. If you're after a decent introduction to the Whitechapel Murders, atmospherically told and with neatly edited scenes of London (old and new), this cheap DVD is a pretty good place to start.