Cat O' Nine Tails [Blu-ray]

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In this flawed mystery-thriller from flamboyant horror director Dario Argento, Karl Malden portrays a blind man who joins forces with a reporter (James Franciscus) to catch a killer with an extra chromosome. Much of the action occurs at a research hospital, where the killer seeks to conceal the original crime with still more murders. Easily the least interesting of Argento's early thrillers (which include the superior L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio), this film seems almost a parody of the genre at times, with preposterous coincidences and bogus Freudian analysis substituting for genuine mystery. Those familiar with the director's work may find it difficult to believe that Argento was responsible, but some undeniable stylistic touches -- such as one victim's wallpaper resembling a blood-splattered wall -- reveal that even a genius can make bad films. Ennio Morricone's soundtrack and a cast including Catherine Spaak and Pier Paolo Capponi offer little relief. The American version is missing approximately twenty minutes. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/14/18 
Studio
Arrow Video
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 52 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Brand new 4k restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New Audio Commentary by critic Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • New interviews with Co-Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and Production Manager Angelo Iacono
  • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
Number of Discs
1

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