This insanity is now available in the Turntabling shop. The Francesco de Masi soundtrack for Lucio Fulci’s The New York Ripper is a highlight of this film, as is the presence of a maniac who taunts the police while quacking like a duck.
In fact, the killer in the New York Ripper sounds suspiciously like DEVO mascot Booji Boy, and it is VERY FUNNY INDEED to watch this movie pretending that is actually the case. However, this insane Fulci horror film is quite hard to watch because of some really unpleasant violence toward women-much stronger and nastier than many other Italian slasher movies of its kind. There are some for whom this is not considered a liability, but those of us who prefer the soundtrack over the film have only to watch the trailer below to remember why that is.
If you’re wondering why that is, I’ll just say that there is one broken-bottle-crotch-stabbing scene too many in this film, which is to say that there is one to be seen. Ugh. If it weren’t for the ferocity of the woman-hating in this particular film, it would be a a laff-riot of a movie. Still, Francesco de Masi does not disappoint in the soundtrack department and you can purchase the limited edition clear green vinyl edition of the soundtrack from Turntabling.