The Black Cat

The Black Cat

Patrick Magee
Director: Lucio Fulci Cast: Patrick Magee
Patrick Magee
, Mimsy Farmer
Mimsy Farmer
, David Warbeck
David Warbeck
Lucio Fulci


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Italian goremeister Lucio Fulci applies his characteristic touch to the Edgar Allan Poe tale (of which very little remains intact) to tell the story of a deranged, wheelchair-bound English psychic (Patrick Magee) who can record the voices of the dead on tape, and apparently possesses the ability to channel evil spirits into the body of his cat -- which he then commands to take vengeance on his enemies. When a freelance crime photographer (Mimsy Farmer) notices traces of feline claw-marks on the bodies of accident victims, her own investigations eventually lead her to Magee's naughty kitty... leading to a confusing climax wherein it is learned (sort of) who's really in charge. Remarkably restrained horror from the man behind such flesh-rending epics as Zombie and The Gates of Hell, this is also nearly incomprehensible, possessing a nightmarish lack of cohesion that is more irritating than frightening. In fact, the most horrifying thing about this film is Fulci's aggressive tendency to shoot super-tight widescreen close-ups of Magee's eyes and nose.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2016
UPC: 0760137795094
Original Release: 1981
Rating: NR
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: AB
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 16,306

Special Features

Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker and Fangoria editor Chris Alexander; From Poe into Fulci: The Spirit of Perverseness-film historian Stephen Thrower on Fulci's Poe-tinged classic; In the Paw-Prints of the Black Cat-a look at the original Black Cat locations; Frightened Dagmar-a brand new career interview with the Black Cat star; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Magee Mr. Miles
Mimsy Farmer Jill Travers
David Warbeck Inspector Gorley
Al Cliver Policeman
Dagmar Lassander Mrs. Grayson
Geoffrey Copleston Inspector Flynn
Daniela Doro Actor

Technical Credits
Lucio Fulci Director,Screenwriter
Nazzareno Cardinali Stunts
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Biagio Proietti Original Story,Screenwriter
Paolo Ricci Special Effects
Sergio Salvati Cinematographer
Vincenzo Tomassi Editor
Victor Tourjansky Asst. Director

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