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Fritz the Cat
     

Fritz the Cat

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Director: Ralph Bakshi, Skip Hinnant, Rosetta Le Noire, John McCurry

Cast: Ralph Bakshi, Skip Hinnant, Rosetta Le Noire, John McCurry

 
Everyone's favorite X-rated kitty is on the prowl in the racy and raunchy Fritz the Cat. MGM has tried their best to clean up this 1.85:1 anamrophic print, though excessive grain, dirt, and imperfections abound. However, considering the source and time period Fritz the Cat was produced in, this can be somewhat overlooked. A small amount of edge

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Everyone's favorite X-rated kitty is on the prowl in the racy and raunchy Fritz the Cat. MGM has tried their best to clean up this 1.85:1 anamrophic print, though excessive grain, dirt, and imperfections abound. However, considering the source and time period Fritz the Cat was produced in, this can be somewhat overlooked. A small amount of edge enhancement is spotted in a few key scenes, though otherwise the color schemes and black levels look generally even and solid. Audio is presented in a very flat sounding Dolby 1.0 Mono soundtrack in both English and French. Some distortion is present during a few scenes, though overall the dialogue, effects, and colorful music are clear of any major defects. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Those hoping for a "special edition" of Fritz the Cat will be sorely disappointed; the only extra feature available on this disc is a theatrical trailer presented in anamorphic widescreen.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Irreverent, psychedelic and adventurous, Fritz the Cat was the first X-rated cartoon feature. Created by the infamous animator Ralph Bakshi and based on a character by famed underground artist R. Crumb, Fritz was a surprising cult hit on the midnight movie circuit and at drive-ins. Though it may seem dated after the explosion of Japanese animation in the 1980s, the film successfully captured the early 1970s disillusionment with the free-love era. It also happened to hit the screens in the midst of the brief "porno-chic" movement, when X-rated movies such as Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones made "dirty" moviegoing experiences socially acceptable. Crumb objected to Fritz the Cat being made into a movie, but Bakshi and schlock producer Steve Krantz got permission from Crumb's wife without his knowledge. Bakshi, who was best known for working on TV cartoons like Deputy Dawg and Hekyll and Jekyll, went on to make a number of less well-received animated features. Fritz the Cat was followed by an almost impossibly bad sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2001
UPC:
0027616869289
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:19:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; French: mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Skip Hinnant Fritz the Cat
Rosetta Le Noire Actor
John McCurry Actor
Judy Engles Actor

Technical Credits
Ralph Bakshi Director,Screenwriter
Ted C. Bemiller Cinematographer
Ed Bogas Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ted Bonnicksen Animator
Gene Borghi Cinematographer
John Gentilella Animator
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Krantz Producer
Norm McCabe Animator
Manuel Perez Animator
Renn Reynolds Editor
Lawrence Riley Animator
Virgil Ross Animator
Rod Scribner Animator
Ray Shanklin Score Composer
John Walker Animator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Kids!/Main Title [2:31]
2. In the Park With Fritz [2:21]
3. A Soul Tormented [2:41]
4. "Naked Closeness" [2:34]
5. Cops and "Preverts" [6:44]
6. Blind Faith [5:21]
7. Studying Schmudying [5:03]
8. Bar Wars [7:31]
9. Joy of Joyriding [3:53]
10. Drugs, Sex and... [6:57]
11. ...Revolution! [6:42]
12. Life on the Road [6:24]
13. Car Trouble [4:37]
14. Apocalyptic Ennui [5:41]
15. "Far Out!" [3:33]
16. Mercy on Fritz/Credits [5:32]

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Fritz the Cat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fritz the Cat is an epic film of drugs, sex, hilarity, and violence that made me laugh so hard I might've died. Fritz the Cat is a stoner who wants good sex, good drugs,and a better time! When his friend Duke is killed in a shootout he runs away from the cops cross country and has an odd journey ahead of him, with his tripped out girl, I would not let my kids see this, if I were you. It contains sex related comedy, drug content, language, drug content, AND SEX RELATED COMEDY! I had to mention drug content and sex related comedy twice, this is a good and bad film. Good because it's funny and weird, and bad for the kids.