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Cat People

Paul Schrader's hammering, art-porno remake of Jacques Tourneur's deft little thriller of 1942. Nastassia Kinski is the cat person, a European waif who moves in on zookeeper John Heard while a mysterious black panther prowls the city, nipping off limbs in gooey close-up. Once again, Schrader tries to elevate a set of pimply sexual hang-ups to the level of Wagnerian opera; if this 1982 film were any heavier, it would probably crash right through the screen. With Malcolm McDowell, Annette O'Toole, Ruby Dee, and Ed Begley Jr.


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