Friday, August 26, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Cat People


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 08/19/2016

TITLE: Cat People

FORMAT: HD-DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 58 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4958.8 miles

SYNOPSIS: A secret cult that can turn themselves into cats is exposed after killing several humans during sex.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Sexual ego and denial.  A take on the werewolf / vampire genre with a lot of erotica thrown in.

PROS AND CONS:  While not my cup of tea, this was not a bad film.  It was well acted and directed and walked that fine line between believability and suspense.  

The direction is interesting and Paul Schrader is obviously a director of merit.  His ‘fly-on-the-wall’ style, his use of color and the way he paces and frames the scenes is entertaining to watch.  

That said, I didn’t much care for the plot and arch of the film.  This is a very erotic motion picture that borders on an “X” rating.  So, you get to see a lot of Nastassia Kinski in this film, which isn’t a bad thing.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.