Cat People

Cat People

Nastassja Kinski
Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Nastassja Kinski
Nastassja Kinski
, Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell
, John Heard
John Heard
Paul Schrader

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Director Paul Schrader's Cat People finally comes to DVD in a fine edition care of Universal. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer sports a fine look save for a few instances of edge enhancement and some grain and dirt found in the image. Overall, the color schemes and black levels are all spot-on and very solid, making this a pleasing transfer for fans. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 English with English, French, and Spanish subtitles. While the sound mix certainly sports even bass and subtle effects from the front and center speaker, overall dynamic range and fidelity are missing from this suitable if unimpressive mix. Fans of Cat People will be thrilled with this new edition which starts off with a very enlightening commentary track by director Schrader discussing multiple aspects of the film (including the casting and effects). "Cat People: An Intimate Conversation with Paul Schrader" is an interesting look at the film through the eyes of its director. Two other featurettes ("Special Makeup Effects by Tom Burman" and "Robert Wise on Producer Val Lewton") are well meaning if all-too-short. Finally, there are two short montages on the publicity of the film and some matte tests, a ten-minute, early '80s "On the Set With Paul Schrader" featurette that was dug out of the Universal archives, some very thin production notes on the movie, and a theatrical trailer for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
UPC: 0025192225420
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 2,054

Special Features

Closed Caption; Cat People: An intimate portrait by Paul Schrader; Feature commentary with director Paul Schrader; On the set with director Paul Schrader; Special makeup effects by Tom Burman; Cat People matte paintings; Filmmaker Robert Wise on the producer of the original "Cat People," Val Lewton; Production notes; Production photographs; Theatrical trailer

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 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 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
Black Pope D.J.
Charles Joseph Konya 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 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
Mark Weiner Stunts
Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration/Design
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:31]
2. Bride of the Leopard [3:36]
3. Brother & Sister [8:29]
4. The Beast in Room 3 [9:57]
5. The Audubon Zoo [3:32]
6. Irena and the Curator [14:19]
7. Killer in a Cage [3:47]
8. You Can't Escape [4:50]
9. The Basement [7:51]
10. The "Photographer" [3:09]
11. Animal Instinct [11:37]
12. Made for Each Other [4:12]
13. Killer in the Bedroom [2:21]
14. The Autopsy [1:00]
15. The Dream [3:42]
16. Stalked [3:57]
17. Irena's Lover [4:46]
18. The Beast Within [5:28]
19. Free Me [8:10]
20. End Titles [7:07]

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