Ripper Street (2012/BBC Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B Extras: A Episodes: A-
failing to capture one of London's
most legendary killers, Jack the Ripper, Chief Inspector Reid and his notorious
H Division in Ripper Street. Tirelessly, they now patrol and protect the
slums and neighborhoods of Whitechapel. As
the police brings law and order they must not only keep the peace, solve
murders, but quiet the fear left behind by the legacy Jack the Ripper, but when
a new dead body turns up in the streets, is it his return? At the turn of
the century, it is the start of the new age, the industrial age, or is it a new
age of terror?
Based on London's most feared and
well-known serial killer legend that was never caught, Inspector Reid still heads
H Division, not only lives with the disgrace of failing to catch Jack the
Ripper, but is haunted by his own past and the lost of his daughter. He is teamed here with Sargent Drake, his
fierce man of arms, he is a former Sargent in the army and struggles with his
own demons after the war. And finally
Captain Jackson, an American Yankee, former Pinkerton who now acts as Reid's
chief of surgeon, forensics, and science. Separately, they are all looked down by their
former pears and co-workers, but together they become the unstoppable sword of
justice and shield of the law in the London
series is a fictitious take on England's
legend, as the only character that actually existed was Chief Inspector Reid,
all other characters were works of fiction. The series was set in the changing of Europe's industrial age, an age when people were trying
to move from superstition to science, but with rapid industrialization, it most
often comes with it's shares of crimes and violence, the rich and the poor. Characters and costuming was excellently
played and the setting was similar to the recent Sherlock Holmes’ films with Robert Downey Jr.
1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfers are consistently solid,
stylish and look just fine throughout. The
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless track has some Pro Logic-type
surrounds and sounds very good here, though some will wish this was 5.1 and it
is well-recorded enough. Extras include
Ultraviolet Copy for PC, PC portable and iTunes compatible devices, while the
discs add Can Jack the Ripper be caught
with modern forensic science? featurette, London Calling: Whitechapel tour of modern Whitechapel and setting
for Ripper Street,
inside look on cast, characters & production team and trailers.
Light - A dead
body is found and everyone believe the Ripper is back, but Reid discovers a new
form of underground snuff, film.
Protection - A
young boy is put on death row, but Reid wants the man behind him, who is
turning young boys into killers and murderers.
King Came Calling
- An epidemic hits the streets of London,
it seems to be cholera and the higher ups want it silenced to keep people from
panic, but it is something else... and it deliberate.
Good of This City
- Reid must defend a young pregnant woman framed from murder, but when his
opponent is the rich and wealthy, he is untouchable by the law?
Weight of One Man's Heart - Sargent Drake must choose a side, Reid's or his former army
buddies, who are resentful for the mistreatment of retired soldiers and has
plans to rob the London
of Shadows - Reid
enters the a high level of espionage involving the Russian embassy, terrorist
spies, bombings and strikes.
of My Company -
Captain's Jackson's past comes calling when
Pinkertons who want him dead have some business in London, revenge.
Use Our Work -
Captain Jackson is framed for murder, Reid is the only one who believes his
innocence. Reid gets a possible lead on the Ripper and a clue to his lost
- Ricky Chiang