From Hell

From Hell

DVD - 2002
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In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed.

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patch666
Apr 20, 2017

Excellent movie with great acting and set's- like a stoned out version of Victorian era with blood

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ManMachine
Aug 14, 2016

From Hell's story is set in the year 1888. It takes place in the Whitechapel District of London where The Ripper murders were committed and had everybody gripped in an absolute fit of terror.

What makes From Hell worth a view is that about 25 years ago, after some painstaking research was done on the subject of The Ripper, some new and truly amazing evidence appeared in the case.

It points very clearly to uncovering the true identity of Jack. It also explains why Jack was savagely slaughtering prostitutes. And, the biggest mystery of them all, it hints at what might have become of Jack after the killings had stopped. These 3 pieces of "newly" uncovered evidence are incorporated quite cleverly into From Hell's story-line.

For anyone who might be concerned - From Hell does not skimp, one iota, on the gory graphics, or the brutal reality of The Ripper murders. In fact, it's just what the Doctor-of-Horror ordered. I'll openly admit that some of the images in From Hell were so intense that they, literally, gave me some pretty disturbing nightmares.... (*Watch video-trailer*)

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erinsnest
Mar 15, 2016

March 15 2016, just ordered because of Johnny Depp. I don't have high expectations, but I do want to see Sophia Myles in another role after watching Outlander (2009), which was pretty lame as well!

Ah, I was kinda bored, was falling asleep, so turned it off to watch the end the next day. Oh well.

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StarLord21
Dec 06, 2015

Now that I read the book I see that the movie isn't even half as good. I thought who Jack the Ripper was predictable but why was more complex. Although Inspector Abberline is a completely different character it is still another brilliant performance by Johnny Depp.

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

I've always been drawn to the darkness of the tales of Victorian Era... Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper... Shadowy figures, in top hats and cloaks; coaches on cobblestones, in the rain and the fog... This screenplay was adapted from a graphic novel, and directed by the Hughes brothers. The imagery is marvelously foreboding, from a raven 'laughing' in a graveyard, to a pitch black silhouette of Big Ben lit up against a backdrop of a blood red sky. There's an odd recurring anti-semite theme involved; and the secret society of the Freemasons; 'unfortunates'; and absinthe and opium addiction... For someone born in Kentucky, Depp pulls off a decent British Cockney accent, and Heather Graham was luscious as a redhead. Altogether, a unique interpretation of the "Ripper" tale. Not the ending I was expecting, (or would've liked to have seen happen,) though.

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RichardPaul
Jun 08, 2013

From Hell ---- (DVD - 2002 Horror) ---- Dull, Slow, Mostly Boring ---- Most of the Low Light shots were: want for & of Focus. What a treat it would have been to see the Actors and Actresses. ---- Enjoy!; the farse, if you can. ---- RichardPaul (Finished 6-8-13

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pronto1961
May 23, 2013

johnny depp's dismal portrayal of inspector frederick abberline as a morphine addict is pure fabrication and hardly respects his long, successful career as a detective. gratuitously gory, inaccurate and insipid.

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Cannes
Dec 28, 2011

A take on the Jack the Ripper tale and I liked it. But doesn't any other culture besides the English and the Americans have stories we can make movies from??

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ThunderMusic
Aug 18, 2011

Wow. I have just found a Johnny Depp movie that I cannot stand!!1

Possibly the worst movie ever acted by first rate actors.

Give it a miss, I say.

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oldfryup
Apr 10, 2011

Starts well. but becomes a little confused about half way through.
As a craftsman, I enjoyed it

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Sir William Gull: "Laudanum is a derivative of opium. Apart from doctors and addicts, not many would be able to detect it. How long have you been chasing the dragon, Inspector?"

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

(Inspector Abberline closes the eyelids of a murder victim, placing a coin on each eye) Sgt. Peter Godley: "I never fully understood that tradition." Inspector Abberline: "They're for the ferryman. The ferryman who takes the body across the river into the land of the dead. She don't have the money to pay 'im, she'd have to wander forever lost between the two worlds..."

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Polly Nichols: "That was the thing that was in my dream! What's it called again?" Jack the Ripper: "Cleopatra's Needle." Polly Nichols: "Cleopatra. She was a beauty." Jack the Ripper: "It was carved 1500 years before the son of God was born. Six men died bringing it here." (kills Polly)

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Sgt. Peter Godley (to Inspector Abberline): "Before he cut her throat, he removed her 'livelihood' as a 'keepsake'." (pulls back sheet from corpse)

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Sgt. Peter Godley (to Inspector Abberline): "You know who you're going to turn into. That sad old man in the pub that no one wants to sit beside because after a few drinks he'll start talking about the girl that got away."

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Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

"One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the Twentieth Century." Jack the Ripper - 1888

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Nov 10, 2011

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