Rent The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

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1h 19min
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Synopsis:
The wealthy Ella Venable (Catherine Lacey) is the victim of a vicious plot conceived by her husband Walter (Andre Morell), her housekeeper Clara (Freda Jackson) and her servant Andrew (Andrew Crawford). Andrew beats Ella to death and the three conspirators bury her body in nearby woods. They then plan to share Ella's considerable fortune, but they haven't counted on Ella's pet Tabatha, who witnessed both the murder and the burial. One by one, the cat exacts a terrible revenge on those who conspired to kill her mistress...
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Directors:
Producers:
Jon Penington
Writers:
George Baxt
Studio:
Final Cut Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Horror, New Releases, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/05/2014
Run Time:
79 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Shadow Play: Inside the Shadow of the Cat': A new documentary examines this film's intriguing status as a Hammer horror. Featuring Alan Barnes, Marcus Hearn, Denis Meikle, Jason Morell and Jonathan Rigby
  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • 'Catastrophe': An audio recollection from special effects assistant Ian Scoones
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/06/2021
Run Time:
79 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by film historian Bruce G Hallenbeck (2020)
  • In the Shadow of Shelley (2020, 25 mins): in-depth interview with the legendary horror actor Barbara Shelley
  • Cat People (2021, 5 mins): assistant costume designer Yvonne Blake and Peter Allchorne, of the property department, share their memories of working on the film
  • Special FX Catastrophe (2014, 4 mins): audio interview with assistant special effects artist Ian Scoones
  • Hammer's Women: Freda Jackson (2021, 9 mins): profile of the distinctive actress by academic Lucy Bolton
  • Kim Newman Introduces 'The Shadow of the Cat' (2021, 11 mins): appreciation by the critic and author
  • Catmotifs (2021, 18 mins): appreciation of Mikis Theodorakis' score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Shadow Play: Inside 'The Shadow of the Cat' (2014, 26 mins): documentary featuring Hammer historians Alan Barnes, Marcus Hearn, Denis Meikle, Jason Morell and Jonathan Rigby
  • Double-bill TV spot
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

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