235 Eye of the Cat

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235 Eye of the Cat

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:33 am

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EYE OF THE CAT
(David Lowell Rich, 1969)
Release date: 21 June 2021


Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere) - pre-order here.

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).

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• High Definition remaster
• Two presentations of the film: the theatrical version (102 mins), presented in High Definition; the TV version (102 mins), presented in Standard Definition
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television editor Kevin Lyons (2021)
• Pussies Galore (2021): writer and critic Kim Newman on Eye of the Cat and the feline horror subgenre
• Original theatrical trailer
• Radio spot
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kasandra O’Connell, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits.
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies
• Extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921465

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Re: 235 Eye of the Cat

#2 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:26 pm

I've never seen this one in full, but I do know that the hilly San Francisco setting plays an important element in the infamous wheelchair scene!
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#6 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:29 pm

This plays out like a feature length precursor to Night Gallery, complete with the standard issue Universal backlot look to everything. The film abandons the already stale by 1969 Expo 66 Mondrian frames after the first five minutes and while the camera is suitably dynamic when it wants to be (usually just to show a cat), that's not often enough. The plot "twists" are obvious to anyone even sort of paying attention, but somehow the film squanders even that with its headscratcher of an anti-climax. Still, for the first two acts or so this is mildly entertaining, before the movie gives up and just starts throwing anything (including cats) at the wall (Eleanor Parker trying to bed her nephew? Sure, whatever). Features a far out hippie party wherein one attendee is shown drinking a glass of milk, to give you an idea of how removed from hip this thing is

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#8 Post by reaky » Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:28 am

My other half loved the white double-denim outfit that makes a Ken doll of Sarrazin.

Regarding what Domino says about the film’s late-60s Universal look, it must surely have been a template or mood board for Anna Biller’s Love Witch.

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