From Hell [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 4806008
  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Rating: R
For fans of From Hell who do not want to pay for the deluxe two disc package, 20th Century Fox has released the film in this single-disc format. The movie is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is strong. English subtitles are accessible. The picture and sound quality on this disc are superb, making it worthwhile for anyone without interest in knowing more about this stylish film.
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (80 out of 85)

Special Features


  • Full-length commentary by directors Albert and Allen Hughes
  • Screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, cinematographer Peter Deming and actor Robbie Coltrane
  • Alternate ending and over 20 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Albert Hughes
  • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) Audio: English 5.1 DTS, English 5.1 Dolby Surround
  • French Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby Surround subtitles: English
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Inspector Frederick George Abberline
  • Heather Graham
    Heather Graham - Mary Kelly
  • Ian Holm
    Ian Holm - Sir William Gull
  • Robbie Coltrane
    Robbie Coltrane - Sgt. Peter Godley
  • Ian Richardson
    Ian Richardson - Sir Charles Warren



Customer rating

4.3
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting movie for Depp fans

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    Raymomb
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    “From Hell” is a remarkable movie starring Johnny Depp as the main investigator in 1888, London England trying to solve the murders of “ladies in waiting” at the hands of “Jack The Ripper.” Depp’s acting is interesting, intriguing and really drives this version of “The Ripper” story that is vaguely based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel. This film also stars Heather Graham plays, whom plays ‘lady of the evening’ Mary Kelly (Kelly was a real life “lady in waiting” during the real murders in London). Graham has an interesting “cleaner look” than the other actresses playing evening ladies in this film. This is not a big thing; it is just something that is a quirky observation. Since this film is in fact derived from a graphic novel, the film offers a very unique perspective to the lore of what actually happen back in 1888 London. If a person is a really big “The Ripper” aficionado and is strict stickler to the actual facts of the original story, this film needs to be watched with a very open mind. If not watched with an open mind, this film can be a very big disappointment to the viewer. This movie will be thought provoking in some sort of way, it might even be a bit of a head scratcher during some parts, if you are on the fence about getting this movie or watching it, I say give it a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great Johnny Depp film!!!!

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    ssgbstr1
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    I wasn't expecting much from this movie. The critics passed it over rather quickly, saying a few kind words but without a strong recommendation. The couple of people I knew who saw this said that it was "good," but never cared to say much more than that and have never brought it up again. As I sat down to watch it, I thought it looked nice but moved too fast, was a little dumb. But by the end, I was astounded. I think it's one of the best films of 2001. Sure, it's a triumph of style over substance, but I think we need a couple of good films like this every year. I love this style of films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent psychological thriller!!!

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    redandblack6s

    This was a great movie, my wife and I loved it! Johnny Depp remains one of the elite actors of today. This movie is a great twist on the Jack the Ripper case. A lot of what's in this film is fact, the fiction is more or less theoretical. If you're a fan of serial killer thrillers and mysteries, I highly recommend this film! Also, some other great Johnny Depp films I recommend are Sleepy Hollow, Astronaut's Wife, Secret Window, Blow, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie & good take on Jack The Ripper story

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    4ADFan
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    I like when Johnny Depp goes for more dramatic stories as this one, and it's a pretty stylish take on the history of Jack The Ripper. If you're not a horror fan be prepared for quite a bit of blood, artfully done but it does get a bit gory at times. Not a huge difference between DVD and Blu-Ray but probably enough that you'll notice if you're upgrading from DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie, bad English accents

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    FastFreddy77
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    The story is moderately good. However, for movie set in Victorian England and shot in the dark it is not very atmospheric. It feels like it could have been filmed on Hollywood set and not on location. Also, the two leads of the picture, Depp and Graham, had little chemistry and even worse accents. Graham's was so bad it was distracting.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More comic book horror than fact, but well done.

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    adlobello
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    I bought this after having seen it once and not liking it (I was bird and decided t give it a second chance). I was glad I did because it was very well done, albeit gory in some parts. It is based more on the graphic novel than the real case files. So, expect to watch it for what it is: a horror film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From H e l l

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    Hoppy
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    This movie is an older release at a great price. I think this is a a bit of a sleeper in that it didn't get the recognition it deserved when originally released. This is a good bit of filmaking here with a wonderful cast that really brings the screenplay to life. I really enjoyed this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the Greatest, but Entertaining.

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    fearthecub
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    I bought this blu-ray because my girlfriend loves this movie. It was an entertaining film, but not necessarily a great one. Heather Graham was horribly miscast, and her accent is atrocious. I think I paid $5 for it, though. So, I can't complain.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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