Friday, January 6, 2012

the body snatcher (1945)

John Gray a friendly cabman has an alternative career as a body snatcher in 1830's Edinburgh. He lives alone, but for his ginger cat, that he obviously dotes on. At one point the film features a wonderful scene focusing on the cat as it watches a fight, which we see in the shadows on the wall behind him.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

the leopard man (1943)

A Jacques Tourneur thriller, where an escaped leopard is blamed for a series of murders, but is it perpetrating the killings, or is it something else? Whilst the citizens of the village become more and more terrified, we see a fortune teller, complete with her ginger cat, which hastily makes off when a customer arrives.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

the cat (1992)

An alien, in the form of a black cat, helps defeat an evil alien intent on munching as many humans as it can. This Hong Kong Sci-fi thriller mixes live action and animation to create some incredible fight scenes featuring the cat, gory aliens, a huge dog, or a detective, but always the cat triumphs.