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The Black Cat [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 15525709
  • Release Date: 04/24/2007
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Lucio Fulci bio


    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

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice release from Arrow Video

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      Lucio Fulci movie inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's the Black Cat. Not one of Fulci's best movies, but fans of Euro/Italian horror should enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Black Cat

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      Glad to see Best Buy carry Arrow Video products - another stellar release for a Lucio Fulci flick !

      I would recommend this to a friend

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