Jack the Ripper DVD|
Michael Caine heads a star-studded cast in this acclaimed dramatisation of the hunt for the notorious serial killer who preyed on the prostitutes of London's East End. Made for the 1988 centenary of these infamous murders, the production team were granted unprecedented access to Home Office files on the Ripper case the resulting two-part miniseries winning Caine a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of the dogged Scotland Yard detective Frederick Abberline. Jack the Ripper is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film materials, in its original aspect ratio. In the autumn of 1888, Chief Inspector Abberline is sent to investigate the murder and mutilation of a prostitute. Others soon meet the same fate, and a press frenzy ensues. With Jack the Ripper terrorising London and both police and outraged public clamouring for a conclusion, Abberline and his partner, Godley, work doggedly through their list of suspects more than one of whom has royal connections. SPECIAL FEATURES: Feature-length widescreen version Brand-new Dolby 5.1 mix Image galleryfrom£15.49 | RRP:
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Television drama directed by David Wickes and starring Michael Caine and Jane Seymour. It is 1888 and the East End of London is plagued by a vicious killer known as Jack the Ripper. Fear and outrage grow in the city as the victims of his brutality continue to be found. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline (Caine) is assigned to the case and quickly discovers that there is more to the investigation than meets the eye. Abberline follows the trail of a conspiracy which leads all the way to the top of government. Supposedly based on top secret Home Office files, this drama purports to reveal the truth behind the grisly mystery of Jack the Ripper.
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