De Slachter van New York
In Belgium, Lucio Fulci’s New York Ripper was released as “De Doder van New York” as evidenced by the cover of the VHS tape below (a promotional poster also exists). Multiple sources state that the movie was released in the Netherlands as “De Slachter van New York” but so far I have not seen any evidence of this online;Â no videocassette covers, no poster or other promotional materials, and a web search produces only a handful of items that do not reveal any more information.
This short review (or more aptly, a description) of the New York Ripper in the Dutch newspaper Leidsch Dagblad of December 16, 1983 does use the name “De Slachter van New York” but whether the author refers to the title of the Dutch release is ambiguous.
Further complicating matters is this rare, poorly designed, bilingual, poster from Belgium that features “De Ripper van New York” as the title.