Does it say Jack H. Harris at the bottom left?
Yes, but that's for GATE OF FLESH.
Could RAPES be a re-titling of TORSO? It had rapes, and featured a saw (although not a rip-saw) heavily in it's advertising.
I saw on IMDB that the production company that handled GATE OF FLESH also put out most of the pinky movies. Could that be what RIPSAW is?
I think it's SNUFF. Given the national notoriety SNUFF had by this time, with showings shut down in Philly and Boston the spring of 1976, I hypothesize theater owners didn't want to be subjected to the ill-will associated with the title forcing Shackleton to come up with other plans. Given that the tacked on ending uses a rip-saw to dismember a hand ("Get the rip-saw!")and the SNUFF ad art is vaguely similar (a woman's neck in peril), I'd wager that it's probably a re-titling.
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