Screenshot Saturday: The Curse of the Cat People (Scream Factory)



Studio: Scream Factory

Release Date: April 1944 (theatrical) / June 27th, 2018 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 70 mins

Region Code: REGION A (locked)

Picture 1080p (1.33:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: English

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Written by DeWitt Bodeen

Directed by Gunther V. Fritsch and Robert Wise

Rating: Not Rated

Welcome to Screenshot Saturday! Today we are looking at The Curse of the Cat People, the sequel the classic Cat People, released in 1944, two years after the first film. The film was the first full film that Robert Wise (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Day the Earth Stood Still) directed, having directed additional scenes for the Orson Welles film The Magnificent Ambersons in 1942.

The Curse of the Cat People was one of the first films that Scream Factory released on blu-ray following their licensing deal with Warner Brothers. The transfer was done by the Museum of Modern Art from a nitrate fine grain print. The overall impression is that the picture quality is impressive and probably the best the film will ever look.

The Curse of the Cat People title card

girl sits in her garden thinking about life and what is really means

girl stands next to window to the house that she used to have before she burned it to the ground

girl tells her mother that it is not proper to walk around with underwear in her hand.

why does this family have a butler? There's like 3 of them. Whatever.

mother gives the ground a mean look

old lady tries to be the Mr. T of pearls

someone is watching that little girl sleep. Weird,

the smoke fairy wants the little girl to come with her.

this lady is about to break out in song even though this film is a not a musical.

old lady wants to be young again. probably going to steal this little girl's soul

man plays that hand game where you snap in one hand and hit the snapping hand with the other hand. He's getting pretty good.

"winter time"

little girl walks down the street. that's it.

gothic house

little girl tries to be mysterious.

family comes home at night.