Blu-ray Release: Cat People (1982)

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.93
Studio: Shout! Factory

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Nastassja Kinski goes feline in Cat People.

Writer/director Paul Schrader’s (The Canyons) provocative 1982 remake of Jacques Tourneur’s 1942 film Cat People finally makes its Blu-ray debut!

In Schrader’s horror fantasy update, Nastassja Kinski (One from the Heart) stars as Irena, a beautiful young woman who arrives in New Orleans and discovers love for the first time—only to find that the experience brings tragic feline consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her – including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell) – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny.

A mild success when it was first release more than 30 years ago, Schrader’s erotic R-rated film has come to be regarded as a cult favorite. It co-stars John Heard (After Hours), Annette O’Toole (48 Hrs.) and a disarming Ed Begley Jr. (What’s Your Number?).

Issued as a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray–complete with a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art–the disc includes the following bonus features:

  • New interviews with writer/director Paul Schrader, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole , Lynn Lowry and composer Giorgio Moroder
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • TV Spot

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.