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An often overlooked Argento classic,
This review is from: Cat O Nine Tails [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)With the success of Argento's unforgettable debut, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMMAGE, he had a lot to live up to with his next film. Could he do it? You bet he could!
His follow-up CAT O'NINE TAILS is an incredible thriller that's just as involving, enjoyable and beautifully filmed as BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMMAGE yet criminally underated! Whilst it may be just shy of his all time masterpieces such as SUSPIRIA, BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMMAGE, TENEBRAE and DEEP RED, it's one of the best gialli ever made. The story is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat with all the twists and red herrings it throws at you. Besides the incredible direction of the film, the musical score alone is something truly special. Like most of Argento's films, the music is incredible and this is no expection. From the mind of one of cinema's greatest compossers, Ennio Morricone, the CAT O'NINE TAILS score is among the best in any Argento films and really adds a lot to this film.
The Blu-Ray itself is easily the best out there. Stuffed with exclusive extras, 4 artwork panels, and a very informative booklet by Argento-Guru, Alan Jones, Arrow's release of this classic film is the easily the best you can get, beating the BU version hands down.
Whilst it may not be Argento's personal favourite film, CAT O'NINE TAILS is a fan favourite and is one of the most enjoyable and involving Italian thrillers you'll ever see. This film marks a time when Argento was on top form, unlike now with his terrible recent releases such as *vomits* GIALLO (avoid that film!).
Overall, I highly recommend this film!