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Cat People

The Curse of the Cat People

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cat People
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The Curse of the Cat People: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife. Cat People: A woman fears that an ancient curse will be transform her into a panther if aroused to passion, anger, or jealousy.

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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005
Edition: Standard format
ISBN: 9780780650800
0780650808
9780780650633
0780650638
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in

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Oct 31, 2014
  • Matisse rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mild by today's standards, but both movies create a creepy atmosphere. The sequel is especially disturbing, as it involves a young girl's imagination, or is it all real? Val Lewton knew how to push people's buttons.

Jan 06, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Cat People,” starring Simone Simon, famous French actress in such French masterpieces as “La Bete Humaine,” “La Ronde,” and “Le Plaisir” is based upon scary cat people stories producer Val Newton’s mom told him as a child. Like all Newton films, the fright is based largely on emotional and psychological factors and in this film Val was trying to deal with the neuroses or superstitions that his mother has fostered in his personality. The commentator track is hilarious as the Hays Code actually made the male protagonist wear a suit rather than pajamas in one of the night scenes. But the Hays Code people slipped up by allowing the “Cat Woman” to speak mysteriously to Simone Simon dubbed in Simon’s voice, missing the implication of Lesbian attraction.

Nov 07, 2013
  • Library_Dragon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Cat People" is one of my favorite early horror films. It's pretty remarkable what Val Lewton did with an extremely small budget.

Nov 07, 2013
  • chessiesmom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful horror story from the 1940's - when horror was psychological rather than violence, gore, and startling noises. Val Lewton was only given a movie title and he had to make up the story first. The Cat People was his first movie, and curiously he was afraid of cats.

Sep 18, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You won't find a better double bill than this. Elegant, poetic, and incomparable mood and style from the 40s. Cat People is the more famous of the two, but Curse of the Cat People has a special poetic energy all its own. The title however is silly, there is no curse. If you like old b&w movies, both of these are winners.

Apr 07, 2012
  • hgibbins rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good movie (and sequel) which shows the way the craft of film making has changed over the years. If you compare this one to the the remake you'll see big differences.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I've seen this before, but needed to be reminded of its construction, as it came-up during the commentary of "The Wolf Man" as being a parallel tale of person to animal. Which it is.

A very oddly told story of Freudian analysis, with an undercurrent of disturbing spirituality. Good stuff, though.

Nov 21, 2010
  • timflan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Classic Val Lewton. A must-see for film buffs.

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