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This review is from: Cat People & Curse of the Cat People [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
CAT PEOPLE regarded as a clasic is for me an essential film to have in my library. Beautifully photographed, if low budget, it captures the mood of unseen horror and fear, loneleyness, and love. With some startling scenes for the time - The Swimming Pool sequence stands out, and was repeated in the less subtle, but still enjoyable remake with Nastassia Kinski - this is a film I watch again and again. An excellent B/W 4.3 print. CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE - I confess - I prefer this so called sequel! It is a romantic fairy story (If you liked "The Enchanted Cottage" you will probably love this too.) What made it for me, apart from Somone Simon - still gorgeous - was Anne Carter as 6 year old Amy, Kent Smith and Jane Randolph's lonely daughter who is befriende by Irena from "The Cat People" - Real or a ghost or a figment of Amy's imagination? When you think of some of the horrible child actors around Hollywood in the 40's you realise what a casting coup she is. There is no sensational horror or even mild shocks, but for me it remains one of the great romances/fairy tales Hollywood could do so well. Great print again. Good value and highly recomended. I forgot to mention the Extras - Commentaries on both movies, Interview excerpts with Simone, Trailers and Subs. VFM!