Cat People

Cat People

DVD - 2002
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A young woman is victim of a heritage that transforms her into a deadly panther when she makes love.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, c2002
ISBN: 9780783270531
Branch Call Number: MOVIE CAT
Language Note: Closed-captioned
In English, Spanish or French with subtitles in English, Spanish or French
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 10, 2017

Scary and unique, Cat People is one of my forever favorites from one of my favorite 'edge' directors, Paul Schrader (Blue Collar, Light Sleeper). The first hour is excellent, beautifully photographed (the outstanding cat steals the show even from the goddess of sensuality Nastassja Kinski -- and that's saying something!) and skillfully directed to terrify.

Oct 21, 2017

Wow, this movie is pretty awesome- and by awesome I mean campy, weird, and really fun to watch, plus with a super enjoyable theme song written by David Bowie. It is definitely inappropriate for children but a fun movie to share in the Halloween season, especially for someone like me who enjoys scary movies but has to hide under the covers when it gets too real. There's no risk of that here. The effects are hilariously dated, the dialogue wooden, and the sets sometimes infuriating (hello, New Orleans zoo wherein lions are kept in cages only slightly larger than a dog kennel! wtf!), but this atmospheric new wave 80s gem is still worth a watch. In my opinion it is a classic and one case in which the remake is better than the original. Here's a movie I would like to see remade for the 21st century!

Dec 31, 2016

Meow! - To the max!.... Yes. It's "Cat People" - Where Sexual Chic Meets Explicit Horror.

Released in 1982 - Cat People is technically a really well made film - Very stylish. Sleek and glossy. In this flick the viewer is, pretty much, spared nothing - Incest, Bondage, Bestiality.... (Yep. It's all here, folks)

Apparently, Cat People was intended to be a remake of the 1942 film of the same name. But this flick really bears little, if any, resemblance to the original production. Although this adaptation does take off on the same basic theme - That a woman (a member of a race of feline-humans) will automatically revert back into her animalistic self whenever she engages in fornication. (Get the picture?)

Cat People stars the exquisitely seductive, but, emotionally vacant beauty, Nastassja Kinski as Irena. This horror film's moody title track was written and performed by pop star - David Bowie...... (*Watch video-trailer*)

Mar 25, 2016

Cat People (1982) was the first financially successful film directed by Paul Schrader. Previously, Schrader had been the script writer for the all time great films Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. At the time this film hit the theatres, any film including Schrader as either the screenwriter and/or director was eagerly anticipated by film-goers. Schrader jokes that the film, half sci-fi, half horror, has more sex and skin than blood and gore. I suspect today’s audience, jaded by the multitude of today’s slasher films will not ponder how much more this film is than just an everyday thriller. While it has the same title as a 1940's film, Schrader had little knowledge of that older film.

Apr 01, 2013

This is Paul Schrader's 1982 remake of the 1942 film with Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell and John Heard. The original may seem a little dated/hokey to modern audiences, but it's far superior and creepier than this cheesy, wannabe sexy version, the highlights of which are Giorgio Moroder's score, Davie Bowie's theme song and Ed Begley, Jr. getting mauled.

NK64 Dec 15, 2012

It says in the description that it is the 1982 version. The 40s version was actually really bad.

Dec 17, 2011

If this is the 40s version I can't wait to watch this.

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