From Hell - 2 DVD Special Edition  

From Hell - 2 DVD Special Edition

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FROM HELL is a gory detective film cloaked in Victorian-era mystique. The movie shows how the serial killer Jack the Ripper stalked the dark streets of 1888 London, slaying prostitutes and crudely dissecting their bodies. Based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, this moody chiller is directed by twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes (MENACE II SOCIETY, AMERICAN PIMP). Johnny Depp stars as Inspector Frederick Abberline, who smokes heavy doses of opium and drowns himself in absinthe to evoke hallucinatory visions that are his clues to catching the Ripper. Heather Graham costars as the prettiest of the floozies, who wins the muted affections of the inspector.

With plenty of atmosphere and spooky effects, FROM HELL borrows scenery, filming tricks, and sequence construction from a host of popular movies, resulting in a visually interesting--if inconsistent--style. Haunting nighttime shots of the London skyline (actually Prague) bleed into shadowy Tim Burton-like prowls through the damp cobblestone streets; aerial camerawork contrasts with crowded ground-level focuses; and the camera peeks around corners and into foggy windows with stealthy curiosity. What may stand out most in viewers minds after the carnage is through, is the exaggerated use of surround sound, which brings a dreadful sense of reality to the film's gore, making FROM HELL all the juicier.

Credits
Leading Role 1 Johnny Depp
Leading Role 2 Heather Graham
Leading Role 3 Ian Holm
Additional Roles by Ian Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Susan Lynch, Paul Rhys, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Jason Flemyng, Terence Harvey
Director 1 Albert Hughes
Director 2 Allen Hughes
Producer Don Murphy, Jane Hamsher
Screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, Terry Hayes
Score Composer Trevor Jones
Author Alan Moore, Edward Campbell

Additional Information

Starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm
Format DVD
Condition Used - Good
Barcode 5039036010269
SKU 17