Wow! You actually thought this was Fulci's masterpiece? My vote would go out for "Don't Torture A Duckling." But on the subject of a remake, it's unheard of. Most of this man's movies are so in-your-face with the violence and the subject matter, that Hollywood won't dare touch movies. Especially this one and "Duckling," unless they water it down with a bit of political correctness that movies like this do not have. In fact when you look at this movie, you can see similarities between this and "From Hell." The difference, "From Hell," has killings that are implied and you see the aftermath. "Ripper," you have killings that are in your face and as brutal as they come. I gotta give the man credit for this one. He's got guts. No pun intended.
Unfortunately I've yet to see Don't Torture A Duckling... it's definitely near the top of my movie want list!
Hmmm, i didn't even consider the similarities between The New York Ripper and From Hell... thanks for pointing that out! From Hell is definitely Giallo inspired; it even features the classic gloved killer, hahaha. I'm tired of Johnny Depp, though; he's the same character in every movie: the 'mysterious innocent'. It's become annoying.
"Cain and Abel will go to Heaven... if they can make it through Hell!" -Los Hijos Del Topo
Don't Torture A Duckling? Masterpiece? Wow. "Don't Torture Your Audience" is more like it.
OK, it's been a while since I've seen Don't Torture A Duckling now, and it is indeed one of Fulci's greatest works; it combines graphic violence and powerful emotion into a searing cinematic experience. Yep, it's definitely his 'masterpiece'. =D
"Cain and Abel will go to Heaven... if they can make it through Hell!"
-Los Hijos Del Topo