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Cat People (1982)


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Commentary 1: Director Paul Schrader Rating:8.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Lord Bullingdon on October 12th, 2006:Find all reviews by Lord Bullingdon
Here is a commentary that is better than the actual film because the filmmaker, Paul Schrader, is able to articulate in words what he was not able to do so through his filmmaking. Schrader explores the mythological aspects of the film as well as the notion that he ended up making a horror film with “more skin than blood.” Schrader candidly points out where he succeeded and failed in his presentation of this remake; one that he regrets he ever called a remake because it has so little to do with the original. Most interesting of all is Schrader’s conceit that he went into this film wanting to do a meaningless film-for-hire and ended up making a deeply personal film.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on November 29th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agree with the above. Paul gives us a fascinating look into his process, and is very forthcoming on his relationship with his leading lady. The track is full of references to his favorite, mostly Foreign, films that influenced his work on "Cat People." All in all, a cool and educational look back to when "Universal" brought "A-Picture" horror back to Hollywood, in the early '80s. 9/10