Cat People

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Overview

In this loose adaptation of the 1942 horror classic of the same name, a 2001-style opening montage establishes some sort of sacrificial, mystical union between panthers and an ancient tribe of humans. Flash forward to 1980's New Orleans, where waifish Irina Natassja Kinski meets her older brother, Paul Malcolm McDowell, a minister, for the first time since their animal trainer parents died and she was sent to a series of foster homes. Paul's Creole housekeeper, Female Ruby Dee, helps Irina settle into her ...
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Overview

In this loose adaptation of the 1942 horror classic of the same name, a 2001-style opening montage establishes some sort of sacrificial, mystical union between panthers and an ancient tribe of humans. Flash forward to 1980's New Orleans, where waifish Irina Natassja Kinski meets her older brother, Paul Malcolm McDowell, a minister, for the first time since their animal trainer parents died and she was sent to a series of foster homes. Paul's Creole housekeeper, Female Ruby Dee, helps Irina settle into her brother's home, but Paul himself disappears. Cut to a fleabag motel where a blasé prostitute finds an angry panther instead of a client; after mauling her, the cat is captured by police and a team of zoologists: Oliver John Heard, Alice Annette O'Toole, and Joe Ed Begley Jr.. The next day Irina finds herself in the zoo where these scientists work; drawn to the newly captured panther, she befriends Oliver and takes a job in the gift shop. Shortly after the panther's violence turns deadly, it escapes, and soon Paul turns up spouting an unbelievable story about his family's were-cat heritage and his inevitable sexual union with little Irina. On the run from her dangerous brother, Irina takes refuge in a sexually frustrated romance with Oliver, afraid of what might happen if she consummates their passion. Astute viewers will notice that the zoologist characters refer to the film's panthers as leopards; "panther" is actually a generic term for any large cat, especially a black one, but Cat People's panthers are in fact leopards whose black color comes from a recessive trait known as melanism.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/1992
  • UPC: 047897700835
  • Original Release: 1982
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nastassja Kinski Irena Gallier
Malcolm McDowell Paul Gallier
John Heard Oliver Yates
Annette O'Toole Alice Perrin
Ruby Dee Female
Ed Begley Jr. Joe Creigh
Scott Paulin Bill Searle
Frankie R. Faison Detective Brandt
Ron Diamond Detective Ron Diamond
Lynn Lowry Ruthie
John Larroquette Bronte Judson
Tessa Richarde Billie
Patricia Perkins Taxi Driver
Berry Berenson Sandra
Fausto Barajas Otis
John H. Fields Massage Parlor Manager
Emery Hollier Yeatman Brewer
David Showacre Man in Bar
Stephen Marshal Moonie
Robert Pavlovich Ted
Marco St. John Policeman
Roger E. Reid Policeman
Terc Martinez Cub Scout
Francine Segal Church Woman
David Ross McCarty Man in Airport
Ray Wise Soap Opera Man
James Deeth Second Helicopter Pilot
JoAnn Dearing Soap Opera Woman
Julie Denney Carol
Arione De Winter Indian Village Mother
Brett Alexander Cub Scout
David Blackwell Staring Man on Bus
The Black Pope Voice Only
Charles Joseph Konya Jr. Policeman
Don Hood Agent
Harry Hauss First Helicopter Pilot
John C. Isbell Police Officer
Marisa Folse Indian Girl
Neva Gage Cat-Like Woman
Danelle Hand Indian Girl
Gregory Gatto Cub Scout
Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director, Screenwriter
William Badalato Production Designer
John Bailey Cinematographer
DeWitt Bodeen Original Story, Screenwriter
Bradley J. Bovee Stunts
David Bowie Score Composer
Angeline Brown Stunts
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Thomas R. Burman Makeup Special Effects
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Larry Carow Sound Editor
Lauren Cory Set Decoration/Design
Walter Halsey Davis Screenwriter
Vince Deadrick Jr. Stunts
Angie Dickinson Stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Louis L. Edemann Sound Editor
Leonard Engelman Makeup
Richard C. Franklin Sound Editor
Charles W. Fries Producer
Mary Goldberg Casting
Michael Grillo Asst. Director
Jere Huggins Editor
Ned Humphreys Editor
Madeleine Cowie Klein Stunts
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Menzel Makeup Special Effects
Giorgio Moroder Score Composer
Beth Nufer Stunts
Jeannine Oppewall Set Decoration/Design
Alan Ormsby Screenwriter
Ron Oxley Stunts
Daniel Paredes Costumes/Costume Designer
Ed Richardson Art Director
Max Rosenberg Executive Producer
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Curtis Schnell Set Decoration/Design
Bud Smith Editor
Mike Tillman Stunts
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Weiner Stunts
Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration/Design
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
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Customer Reviews

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