Great review by Robbin.
“Murder by Decree” is an atmospheric, engaging, and well-paced, 1979 film directed by Bob Clark (A Christmas Story). The screenplay of the 124 minute movie was written by John Hopkins (Z Cars) based on the book “The Ripper File,” which was co-written by Elwyn Jones and John Lloyd who used characters originally created by author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film is a mixture of the genres of crime, drama, horror, mystery, and thriller. Reginald H. Morris (Loose Cannons) provides captivating cinematography, and the movie also utilizes appropriately haunting original music by Paul Zaza (Prom Night) and Carl Zittrer (Moonstruck).
The year is 1888; the setting, the streets of Victorian London, where the sadistic murders of prostitutes, at the hands of Jack the Ripper, are taking place in the Whitechapel district. Who can stop the killer before he strikes again? A group of low end business men, whose shops in…
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