Black Cat (Region 1 DVD)

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From Italy's own Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Gates of Hell) comes The Black Cat - a gruesome reimagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Mimsy Farmer (The Perfume of the Lady in Black).

Product Details

Barcode
760137834090
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 Apr 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Science Fiction
Sub-genre
Science Fiction
Studio
Arrow Video
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Black Cat
Tagline
When you hear this cat breathing down your neck… start praying… before you finish your Amen… you're dead!
Release Year
1981
Running Time
91 min
Alternate Title
Il Gatto Nero
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Animals / Mystery / Psychic Forces / Supernatural / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Language
Italian
Country
Italy
Ratings
IMDb
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
33% 24%
The Movie DB
60%
Overview
When a young couple goes missing in a sleepy English village, Scotland Yard Inspector Gorley is brought in to assist on the case. But what starts off as routine investigation turns into a murder inquiry when the couple are found dead in mysterious circumstances.
Synopsis
Psychic medium Professor Robert Miles (Patrick Magee) lives a bitter life of solitude with the exception of a black cat, to which he has managed to forge a companionship in lieu of the feline attacking him at every turn. He's paid a visit by a young photographer named Jill Travers (Mimsy Farmer) whom wishes to return a piece of the professor's equipment she has found in an underground tomb. Miles wastes no time in attempting to hypnotize the woman, but is interrupted by the pestering cat as it inflicts deep scratches into the man's hand. Jill responds with a hurried exit, and soon after meets Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck) who employs her as a crime-scene photographer in the investigation of a rash of fatal accidents that have recently befallen the sleepy village. She discovers cat-like scratches on one of the hand of one of the victims, and soon learns that a black cat has been present during all of the incidents. Curiosity leads the photographer back to Miles' estate, where she learns all too agonizingly the history of the old man's estranged relationship with the black cat.

While a less gruesome than usual outing from the "Godfather of Gore," Lucio Fulci's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale is loose but effective in its own right. The ominous score in conjunction with Sergio Salvati's superb cinematography create a sense of claustrophobic tension, which adds a unique spin on the classic supernatural tale.
Notes
A Selenia Cinematografica production.

Shot in Technovision in 1980 on location in the UK and at Rome studio interiors. Color by Eastmancolor. In widescreen.

Released theatrically in New York City February 1984 in an MPAA R-rated version.

Additional cast: Geoffrey Copleston (Inspector Flynn) and Daniela Dorio (Maureen).

Additional credits: Franco di Girolamo (makeup) and Paolo Ricci (special effects).

Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Poster
Poster for Black Cat
Videos
Trailer
Lucio Fulci - The Black Cat (1981) Trailer
Cast & Crew
Director
Lucio Fulci
Star
Al Cliver / Mimsy Farmer / Dagmar Lassander / Patrick Magee / David Warbeck
Co-Star
Bruno Corazzari / Geoffrey Copleston / Daniela Doria
Screenwriter
Lucio Fulci / Biagio Proietti
Composer
Pino Donaggio
Producer
Giulio Sbarigia
Director of Photography
Sergio Salvati
Editor
Vincenzo Tomassi
Costume Designer
Massimo Lentini
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