Monday, June 1, 2009

Cat O' Nine Tails (1971) aka Il Gatto a Nove Code aka Die Neunschwanzige Katze aka Le Chat A Neuf Queues

 4.5 / 5 May '09
Tagline: It's nine times more suspenseful!
Directed by: Dario Argento
Written by: Dario Argento
Actors include: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 115 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/France/West Germany

Dario has done it again! Another interesting, stylish and delicious giallo with several absurdities that of course make it even more charming! The story takes place around a blind man who loves puzzles (and his young niece) and well he used to work for the paper. When he hears an odd conversation in front of the genetic institute that he probably shouldn't hear he gets his young niece to catch a glimpse. When the man she sees ends up dead the next day the blind man and his daughter work with a reporter to figure out what the heck is going on. This has some fantastic deaths and violence that I didn't expect and some wonderful twists and it's groovy! It's everything a giallo should be and then some and the music from Ennio was wonderful! This is a definite must on all sides, it's easy to follow even though it's odd and it does all tie up nicely, highly recommended.

Availability:  On DVD

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