The Black Cat [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [Eng/Ita] [1981]

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Special Features

  • Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker and Fangoria editor Chris Alexander
  • Frightened Dagmar-a brand new career interview with the Black Cat star
  • From Poe into Fulci: The Spirit of Perverseness-film historian Stephen Thrower on Fulci's Poe-tinged classic
  • In the Paw-Prints of the Black Cat-a look at the original Black Cat locations
  • Original theatrical trailer


The Black Cat
Italian goremeister Lucio Fulci applies his characteristic touch to the Edgar Allan Poe tale (of which very little remains intact) to tell the story of a deranged, wheelchair-bound English psychic (Patrick Magee) who can record the voices of the dead on tape, and apparently possesses the ability to channel evil spirits into the body of his cat -- which he then commands to take vengeance on his enemies. When a freelance crime photographer (Mimsy Farmer) notices traces of feline claw-marks on the bodies of accident victims, her own investigations eventually lead her to Magee's naughty kitty... leading to a confusing climax wherein it is learned (sort of) who's really in charge. Remarkably restrained horror from the man behind such flesh-rending epics as Zombie and The Gates of Hell, this is also nearly incomprehensible, possessing a nightmarish lack of cohesion that is more irritating than frightening. In fact, the most horrifying thing about this film is Fulci's aggressive tendency to shoot super-tight widescreen close-ups of Magee's eyes and nose. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Patrick Magee
    Patrick Magee - Mr. Miles
  • Mimsy Farmer
    Mimsy Farmer - Jill Travers
  • David Warbeck
    David Warbeck - Inspector Gorley
  • Al Cliver
    Al Cliver - Policeman
  • Dagmar Lassander
    Dagmar Lassander - Mrs. Grayson

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