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FanFix August 30, 2013 2840
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
An excellent effort. Although it'd be impossible to use the Hughes' film to center Sir William Gull as the protagonist of the film as with the book, this edit goes a long way to restoring the grit and terror of the Eddie Campbell artwork and toning down the de-saturated, dated early-00s colour grading. The relationship between Abberline and Kelly is downplayed but not completely eliminated, making it an emotional element of the film that does not overpower the societal critique that is the moral center of the book and (now, particularly) the film. (Incidentally, I highly recommend watching the documentary "Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution" for a bit more background on the Royalist Conspiracy JTR theory after viewing this wonderful fan edit. There are clips on the original DVD, but the whole film is available on YouTube.)

Until the (inevitable?) hours-long cable mini-series remake that puts Gull and his virulent misogyny and mystical bloodletting on display, this edit is a wonderful gift to diehard From Hell fans.

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