Cat People [Blu-ray]

Cat People [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell
, John Heard
John Heard
, Annette O'Toole
Annette O'Toole
, Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
, Scott Paulin
Scott Paulin
Cat People [Blu-ray]

Cat People [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell
, John Heard
John Heard
, Annette O'Toole
Annette O'Toole
, Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
, Scott Paulin
Scott Paulin

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In this loose adaptation of the 1942 horror classic of the same name, a 2001-style opening montage establishes some sort of sacrificial, mystical union between panthers and an ancient tribe of humans. Flash forward to 1980's New Orleans, where waifish Irina (Natassja Kinski) meets her older brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell), a minister, for the first time since their animal trainer parents died and she was sent to a series of foster homes. Paul's Creole housekeeper, Female (Ruby Dee), helps Irina settle into her brother's home, but Paul himself disappears. Cut to a fleabag motel where a blasé prostitute finds an angry panther instead of a client; after mauling her, the cat is captured by police and a team of zoologists: Oliver (John Heard), Alice (Annette O'Toole), and Joe (Ed Begley Jr.). The next day Irina finds herself in the zoo where these scientists work; drawn to the newly captured panther, she befriends Oliver and takes a job in the gift shop. Shortly after the panther's violence turns deadly, it escapes, and soon Paul turns up spouting an unbelievable story about his family's were-cat heritage and his inevitable sexual union with little Irina. On the run from her dangerous brother, Irina takes refuge in a sexually frustrated romance with Oliver, afraid of what might happen if she consummates their passion. Astute viewers will notice that the zoologist characters refer to the film's panthers as leopards; "panther" is actually a generic term for any large cat, especially a black one, but Cat People's panthers are in fact leopards whose black color comes from a recessive trait known as melanism.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/2014
UPC: 0826663146691
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 18,549

Special Features

New interviews with Writer/Director Paul Schrader, Nastassia Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette 0'Toole and Composer Giorgio Moroder; Theatrical trailer; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Malcolm McDowell Paul
John Heard Oliver Yates
Annette O'Toole Alice Perrin
Ed Begley Jr. Joe Creigh
Scott Paulin Bill Searle
Frankie Faison Detective Brandt
Ron Diamond Detective Diamond
Lynn Lowry Ruthie
John Larroquette Bronte Judson
Ruby Dee Female
Tessa Richarde Billie
Patricia Perkins Taxi Driver
Berry Berenson Sandra
Fausto Barajas Otis
John H. Fields Massage Parlor Manager
Emery Hollier Yeatman Brewer
Stephen Marshall Moonie
Robert Pavlovitch Ted
Julie Denney Carol
Arione de Winter Indian Village Mother
Francine Segal Churchwoman
Don Hood Agent
David Showacre Man in Bar
Neva Gage Catlike Woman
Marisa Folse Indian Girl
Danelle Hand Indian Girl
John C. Isbell Police Officer
Nastassja Kinski Irena Gallier
Robert Pavlovich Ted
Stocker Fontelieu Priester
Marco St. John Policeman
Roger Reid Policeman
Terc Martinez Cub Scout
David Ross McCarty Man in Airport
Ray Wise Soap Opera Man
James Deeth Second Helicopter Pilot
Jo Dearing Soap Opera Woman
Brett Alexander Cub Scout
David Blackwell Staring Man on Bus
The Black Pope D.J.
Charles Joseph Konya Jr. Policeman
Harry Hauss First Helicopter Pilot
Gregory Gatto Cub Scout
Giorgio Moroder Composer
David Bowie Composer

Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director,Screenwriter
Alan Ormsby Screenwriter
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Tom Burman Special Effects
Charles Fries Producer,Producer
Albert Whitlock Special Effects
Max Rosenberg Executive Producer
James Cummins Special Effects
Brad Bovee Stunts
Charles L. Campbell Sound Effects
Mary Goldberg Casting
Angie Dickinson Stunts
Bennie Dobbins Stunts
Ron Oxley Stunts
Bradley J. Bovee Stunts
DeWitt Bodeen Screenwriter
Walter Davis Screenwriter
Madeleine Klein Stunts
Mike Tillman Stunts
Angeline Brown Stunts
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Vince Deadrick Jr. Stunts
Beth Nufer Stunts
Richard C. Franklin Sound Editor
Larry Carow Sound Editor
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Louis L. Edemann Sound Editor
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