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4.0 out of 5 stars Kinski With A Bit Of Bite, 18 Feb. 2007
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Cat People is the story of a girl's reunion with her brother and the subsequent revelation that she is of a long line of were-leopards. Parallel to this scenario comes a spate of bloody big-cat murders across town and the frequent appearance and disappearance of a mysterious black leopard from the local zoo, where Kinski's character is working, and the equally coincidental appearances and disappearances of her brother.

Much about Cat People (except for Nastassia Kinski) can be viewed with mixed opinion and feelings. The effects range between crummy and excellent for their day (plus the animal handling is notably superb), the acting is of variable quality, and the storyline flickers between gorily intriguing and silly. The background legend/explanation narrated at the end is particularly daft and ultimately unnecessary.

There is something about the Cat People film however that is very engrossing, and whilst Kinski might be part of that, it does have an atmosphere about it that holds it above water and keeps it from floundering as a piece of average horror. It's also helped along by the theme music, suitably dark pieces of electronic ambience with the main theme including vocals from Bowie.

It's a film that has definitely grown on me since the first time I saw it, and I suspect that this would be the case with others who originally weren't quite sure which way to rate it.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2010 13:55:51 GMT
Ladybird says:
Fully agree with whole review & must admit it has grown on me as well, for some strange reason...

Posted on 19 Mar 2010 13:56:51 GMT
Ladybird says:
Fully agree with whole review & must admit it has grown on me as well, for some strange reason...
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