I finally got to see it a few days ago, and man, this movie is pretty intense! I wanted to see it in theaters but didn't get the chance, but oh well, I think I enjoyed it more in my HT on a dvd that has one of the best transfers i've seen yet! Clean, rich colors, and the absolute deepest of blacks! It ranks right up their with 'Sleepy Hollow' IMO. I was always facinated by this case. The name 'Jack the Ripper' inspires thought's of mist enshrouded London streets, back alley's, and the mysterious man himself, usually in the form of a tall man in a cape, wearing a tall gentelman's hat in my mind's eye, just as they portray him in the film, which I loved! I always wondered why it is they never could identify and catch him. This film doesn't answer that question, but it does speculate a bit, and does offer some insight into this madman who slaughtered 5 young prostitutes. The gore in this film is often very disturbing, especially one of the most realistic and shockingly horrific scenes of a person getting their throat slashed I have ever see in a film!! I actually did a double take when I saw that! Johnny Depp was great as usual, as was Heather Graham. The atmospere, costumes, and production design were all first rate in this film, they really put you in London at the turn of the century and made you believe Jack the Ripper was lurking about. About the only thing I didn't care for was the speculation on his identity since they never caught him in real life, but I just dismissed that for the sake of the storytelling, this was a movie afterall. All in all, it's a great film and if you havn't seen it yet, you should definatly check it out for yourself. But I warn you, it's not for the sqeamish!