Blu-ray Release: Fritz the Cat

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 26, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic, Wizards) made his feature-length film debut with this audacious 1972 foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful independent animated features of its time!

Based on a character created by underground comic book artist/writer R. Crumb, Fritz the Cat is a colorful commentary on ’60s life and a catty satire of the era. It’s the age of awakening and Fritz, one way-cool cat and NYU student, loves to embrace every experimental experience that crosses his path. Embarking on a fantastic journey of self-discovery, he indulges in everything from multiple bedroom follies to a wild joy ride through a dangerous Harlem. But when Fritz joins a group of radically aggressive hippies, he finds himself holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate ’60s statement—one that could cost him his life!

Special features on Kino Lorber’s new Blu-ray include a new audio commentary with artist/historian Stephen Bissette and author G. Michael Dobbs, along with a theatrical trailer.

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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.