From Hell

From Hell

Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham
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From Hell

The true-life horror story of Jack the Ripper gets a new spin in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. In 1888, a ruthless and cold-blooded killer begins hunting prostitutes in East London, and while the murderer's work is savage, the mutilation of his victims suggests the fiend has an extensive medical background. Amidst a background of political unrest and barely contained scandal among the royal family, the murderer's grisly exploits shock and frighten all of England, and one of Scotland Yard's top inspectors, Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp), is put on the case, along with his partner, Peter Godley (Robbie Coltrane). Abberline, depending on one's viewpoint, is either blessed or cursed with second sight, and while he blurs his ability to see future events with opium and other drugs, he still has an uncanny ability to ferret out dangerous criminals, which is put to the test as he and Godley search for the Ripper. As Abberline and Godley investigate the neighborhood where the crimes occur, they become acquainted with the prostitutes and street people who were friends and compatriots of the victims, and Abberline finds himself falling in love with Mary Kelly (Heather Graham), a beautiful Irish streetwalker. As Abberline tries to identify the killer before Mary Kelly can become the next victim, he and Godley have to contend with Sir Charles Warren (Ian Richardson), their superior who is keen to pin the murders on a culprit who isn't British, and Sir William Gull (Ian Holm), a respected physician who has his own ideas about the murders and the benefits of psychosurgery. From Hell marked a change of pace for Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, the sibling directorial team best known for their gritty depictions of America's urban underground in such films as Menace II Society and Dead Presidents.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2007
UPC: 0024543401223
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 36,341

Special Features

Full-length commentary by directors Albert and Allen Hughes, screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, cinematographer Peter Deming and actor Robbie Coltrane; Alternative ending and over 20 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Albert Hughes; Original theatrical trailer; Trivia track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Inspector Frederick George Abberline
Heather Graham Mary Kelly
Ian Holm Sir William Gull
Robbie Coltrane Sgt. Peter Godley
Ian Richardson Sir Charles Warren
Jason Flemyng Netley
Katrin Cartlidge "Dark Annie" Chapman
Terence Harvey Ben Kidney
Susan Lynch Liz Stride
Lesley Sharp Kate Eddowes
Annabelle Apsion Polly
Mark Dexter Albert Sickert/Prince Edward

Technical Credits
Albert Hughes Director,Executive Producer
Allen Hughes Director,Executive Producer
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
George Bowers Editor
Martin Childs Production Designer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Jane Hamsher Producer
Terry Hayes Screenwriter
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Dan Lebental Editor
Don Murphy Producer
Amy Robinson Executive Producer
Rafael Yglesias Screenwriter

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From Hell 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is interesting to notice that two black directors made a movie involving all-white cast in this film. I think that was a remarkable achievement. Anyway, I liked the film because it was suspenseful and gripping. The artwork, the scenery, and the view of London were dynamic. The artistic creation team deserves a look for the Academy Awards. Johnny Depp is notorious for selecting dark movies, and this was a fine definition of his work. He gave a bold performance as Inspector Abberline. Heather Graham was great in Boogie Nights, but this time, she lacks. I think the role was kinda wrong for her. I think that how the movie used up the flashback/dream sequences while jack the Ripper came to slaughter were cool, better done than it was in Natural Born Killers. I believe I need to see this movie again to give a better review, giving more thought about it. Two things I can say...first, the movie is very good. Secondly, a Johnny Depp movie is well worth renting because he never fails to please the audience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this film. It may not be the true story about Jack the Ripper, but it's twisted plot keeps you guessing. Rated R for Strong violence, gore, language, nudity, and some sexuality. This movie is twisted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good but could be better. Most folks unfamiliar w/ Jack the Ripper should view some of the special features and do some homework prior to screening. Some basic Ripperology contributes immensely to the enjoyment. Depp does almost the same role as he did in Sleepy Hollow - only this time there is less humor & less gore. More of both would have helped.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There more I watch this movive, the more I love it. If you are a fan of Johnny Depp this film is a must-see. Flaring his talent for versatility he is captivating as Dt Abberline. What little humor there is in this movie is subtle and wonderfully delivered by Depp. It helps to have some prior knowledge of Jack the Ripper but the movie is easy enough to follow without it. Those who have read the novel may find it a little different. Watch the movie with an open mind and an eye for detail. There's a lot to be seen in the almost permanently dark world portrayed. The murders themselves are not as graphic as I may have expected. They allude to the horror more than they show it. Since history tells us the fate of these women the suspense and tension could've been increased a little by being more graphic but I guess for the slightly squeamish it's probably strong enough as it is. This movie is great viewing and although it doesn't meet the typical thriller genre it has a dramatic style all its own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is perhaps the best movie about the Jack the Ripper murders since the t.v. movie Starring Micheal Caine. It is an excellent movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yet again, Johnny Depp works well with the eerie and sometimes gothic settings and fits in perfectly and i don't say that to just any actor. This is the story based on the legend of Jack the Ripper. Awesome suspense, costumes, story and characters. Heard the movie would of been perfect if the main guy wasn't a physic or something but overall i liked the movie and is a favorite next to Sleepy Hollow which was equally good and loved the goth like setting and reference to Halloween.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Johnny Depp is, once again, amazing! The movie tells the historical events that unfolded during the Jack the Ripper murders. Set in London's Whitechapel District in the 1880s, this movie provides an equal mixture of history, mystery, and gruesomeness! Depp plays a detective that is looking to find the true Jack the Ripper. Although there are instances in the screenplay that are historically inaccurate, this movie still provides a great insight into a bloody and dirty period.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Basically it tells the tale of an obsessed turned physic ? detective who is out to capture and put an end to Jack the Ripper's legacy of stalking the night of London.