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The Cat o' Nine Tails (Special Edition)

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Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Starring: Karl Malden, James Franciscus
Director: Dario Argento
Plot Synopsis:

Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as "nine times more suspenseful" than its predecessor, was The Cat O' Nine Tails.

When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco's young niece, may also be in the killer's sights…

This second entry in the so-called "Animal Trilogy" found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O' Nine Tails remains one of Argento's most suspenseful and underrated films.

  • Release Details
    MPAA Rating: Rated PG
    Movie Release Year: 1971
    Release Country: United States
  • Technical Specs
    Length:112 Minutes
    Specs:Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):TBA
    Audio Formats:Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
    Subtitles/Captions:Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrackOptional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
    Special Features:Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice TrippNew audio commentary by critics Alan Jones and Kim NewmanNew interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono