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Poster for Cat People (1982)

Cat People (1982)

Director: Paul Schrader Run Time: 118 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: John Heard, Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski

This January, slink into the Selwyn circa 1982 as THE DEUCE presents CAT PEOPLE, Paul Schrader’s sexed-up reboot of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur/Val Lewton classic!

Plus: Selwyn Theatre history, prizes, surprises, drink special at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by ‘The Deuce Boys’: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!  Raffle Prizes (a limited edition poster and New Blu-ray collectors edition) provided by Scream Factory.

Taxi-driving, bull-raging Paul Schrader, fresh off his 1980 smash American Gigolo, directs this adaptation by Alan Ormsby, co-writer of Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (with Bob Clark). Set to the stirring synth-sounds of a Giorgio Moroder (with David Bowie!) score, Schrader’s homage/update/distillation dials up the steam and smouldering passions that burn bright through the New Orleans bayou night…

A murderous black leopard is on the prowl… soon captured by hunky zoologist John Heard – but he wants to neck with the new naive gift shop-girl, Nastassja Kinski’s ice queen Irena. A repressed love affair ensues… but when kinky bro Malcolm McDowell returns, he ruins all the fun by divulging the family secrets of their incestually cursed legacy… “Every time it happens… you tell yourself it’s love. But it isn’t. It’s blood… And death!