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completely or edited for content.While these scenes are not crucial to the plot,they were part of the original presentation and should have remained as they aided in character developement.A good movie lessened by censorship.
5/08: Cat Chaser is through and through film noir that seems to be obvious and too easy. I am familiar with two previous films by Abel Ferrara: Bad Lieutenant and King of New York. He is similar to Henry Hathaway because both of them are flawed directors. Abel Ferrara can direct and is capable of making a film to work, but he doesn't possess command of realizing potential out of a script. Usually, he holds back, never fully realizing what direction his movie should be heading into. Bad Lieutenant is a good example since Harvey Keitel gave his best performance, but it's the message of the film that seems to go nowhere. Christopher Walken of King of New York was destined to give an acclaimed performance, but there was too little of him and too much of nothingness. For some while, I thought Cat Chaser was going to end up in the same avenue as the other two, but it turned out to be a better film than I anticipated. Yet I feel the execution of the story to be ordinarily simple. Obviously, the two survivors should have been faced with imminent death, but Charles Durning's character wasn't much of a threat. I did think Tomas Milian's Andres DeBoya to be a more credible villain that was supposed to be on a warpath after what had happened and contributed to his shame. Somehow, the development of his character during Cat Chaser left him weak and disappointing. There is a certain scene in Cat Chaser that reminds me of the one from Scarface. Overall, I thought Cat Chaser was a fine film that benefited greatly from direction and cinematography. Peter Weller did a great job playing the typical odd man out who is found involved in some intricate situation yet he actually stays outside of it.Read more ›
While Cat Chaser is credited to director Abel Ferrara (Ms. 45; Fear City) it was almost certainly taken out of his hands in post-production. Cat Chaser has no pacing whatsoever, especially in its early scenes which move from one to the next without every pausing to take a breath. The lack of pacing between scenes kills any drama, making Cat Chaser feel like one of those old condensed, airline versions of a feature film. Then there's the narration of what is presumably text straight from Elmore Leonard's source material and which frequently feels like someone is playing a Books-On-Tape over the soundtrack for no particular reason.
Kelly McGillis was probably the chilliest actress of her generation and never showed much chemistry with any of her male costars. Peter Weller is nicely cast as the likable hero but deserved a much better movie.Read more ›
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US DVD version 7 minutes cut/censored, totally unacceptable! I purchased the French DVD on fnac site, but you need to have a region free player.Published 4 months ago by Emma
dvd is pack very very well .the view is excellent quality and great sound. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from seller againPublished 4 months ago by elvis whatley jr
Like some of the reviews I read before purchasing, I have to agree the original is 100% better, a number of scene are cut from the DVD version which is very disappointing.Published 16 months ago by Toni
get his movie, watch it a dozen times, find yourself in each character in each plot line and tell the world about Elmore Leonard and what he has to offer. Read morePublished 20 months ago by will crow
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