Eye of the Cat
Edition no. 235
Penned by Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano and directed by film and TV movie veteran David Lowell Rich (The Horror at 37,000 Feet), Eye of the Cat is a skilfully crafted, San Francisco-set chiller starring Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Voices) as Wylie and Kassia – a couple whose scheme to rob wealthy, cat-loving Aunt Danny (Eleanor Parker, The Sound of Music) goes awry when Wyle’s compulsive feline phobia comes up against the many cats defending Aunt Danny’s mansion.
David Lowell Rich’s film benefits from suspenseful cat-attack set-pieces, a menacing Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry) score, and a seductive sixties wardrobe courtesy of legendary costume designer Edith Head (Sweet Charity).
- Two presentations of the film: the theatrical version (102 mins), presented in High Definition; the TV version (102 mins), presented in Standard Definition
- Audio commentary with editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television Kevin Lyons (2021)
- Pussies Galore (2021): writer and critic Kim Newman on Eye of the Cat and the feline horror subgenre
- Two Evil Eyes (2021, 38 mins): video comparison examining the differences between the theatrical cut and the TV version
- Original theatrical trailer
- Radio spot
- Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
- Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Kasandra O’Connell, extracts from the original pressbook, an archival interview with Gayle Hunnicutt, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits