Cat People R

They are something more than lovers who are about to become something less than human.
Cat People
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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Director Paul Schrader
  • Production Notes, Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 27, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Paul Schrader - Director
    • Production Interviews: Robert Wise - Filmmaker
    • Featurette:
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies
    • Production Art

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Save me. Only you can stop this killing."
  - Paul (Malcolm MacDowell) pleading with Irena (Nastassia Kinski)

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 46


User Ratings: 10,322
Rating: 3/5 -- Cat People does manage to exhibit a few moments of genius filmmaking with an intoxicating and almost dreamlike atmosphere that ultimately makes it a memorable- albeit uneven- exploration of obsession, repressed sexual desires and death. Full Review
Daily Dead
Jan 8, 2016
Paul Schrader's hammering, art-porno remake of Jacques Tourneur's deft little thriller. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 26, 2007
Rating: 3/4 -- [Blu-ray Review] A curious but always intriguing blend of erotic love story and animalistic, gore-drenched terror tale. Full Review
Jan 8, 2014
...CAT PEOPLE is a good deal of fun -- beautiful, baroque, erotic and blunt...
New York Times
Apr 2, 1982
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An appropriately strange beast-part moody, sex-saturated art film, and part slick genre fare. Full Review
The Dissolve
Feb 3, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Cat People is a good movie in an old tradition, a fantasy-horror film that takes itself just seriously enough to work, has just enough fun to be entertaining, [and] contains elements of intrinsic fascination in its magnificent black leopards. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Barely a notch above "The Howling" movie series Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Jan 23, 2014

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Nastassia Kinski stars as Irena, a beautiful young woman on the bridge of sexuality; she discovers love for the first time only to find that the explosive experience brings with it tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl's first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her- including her brother's (Malcolm McDowell) extraordinary demands- as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. With a style as timeless as myth, Cat People is an erotic fantasy of the passion and terror that surround this girl's first love. Desire... passion... blood, her lust transforms her into one of the Cat People.

Product Description:

After Irena (Nastassia Kinski), a young woman with a mysterious past, is reunited with her brother Paul (Malcom MacDowell), a series of bizarre events is set into motion. When Irena discovers that her sexuality is intimately linked with that of her brother's--as well as with a strange human-feline metamorphosis they secretly share--the moment is both frightening and alluring. A remake of the 1942 supernatural horror film of the same name, Paul Schrader's version of CAT PEOPLE is more graphic, more eroticized, and more detailed in content. Shot in New Orleans, an eerie stillness permeates the film, coupled with naturally delivered dialogue that moves the story along. Ruby Dee provides extra mysterious insinuations as Female, the sibling's live-in servant in their French-style mansion, and John Heard is perfectly cast as Oliver, the animal biologist and love interest of Irena.

Plot Synopsis:

CAT PEOPLE is Paul Schrader's eroticized, graphically violent remake of the 1942 horror classic. Reunited with her long-lost brother in New Orleans, a sexually repressed young woman discovers that she and her sibling belong to a strange race, half-cat, half-human. During sex the creatures revert to their feline form, and only by killing can they reverse the process. Physically awakened for the first time, the woman finds herself prey to her own terrifying animal nature--and to her brother's incestuous desires.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed on location in New Orleans.
  • Based the 1942 horror classic CAT PEOPLE starring Simone Simon. Made at RKO, the original film was produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur.
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