Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 14

Tonight brings us two Jack the Ripper tales. Well, two highly fictionalized tales of Jack the Ripper.

First, at 11:30PM on TCM we have Time After Time, a movie I've loved since I first saw it as a kid in 1979. It posits that H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) made a real time machine, and Jack to Ripper (David Warner) used it to venture to 1970's San Francisco. Wells follows him to S.F., and falls in love with a bank teller (Mary Steenburgen).

Yeah, it's silly. But it's also fun, and filled with great late 70's San Francisco locations (even though, as usual, they get the geography all wrong).

H.G. Wells? Or modern day bartender?

Following Time After Time at 1:30AM is Hands of the Ripper, about Jack the Ripper's supposed daughter, and how she may be following in her father's footsteps.

If you want to see this one, you're gonna have to have TCM, because it doesn't seem to be available to rent online, and this is what you get if you search for it on Netflix. Ha!

Time After Time is available to rent via Amazon, and YouTube.

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