• Martyn Wakefield

4K transfer of THE CAT O' NINE TAILS from Arrow Video arrives 23rd August. Watch the trailer. (NEWS)

Following the success of his debut feature, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was THE CAT O' NINE TAILS.

This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (IL SORPASSO) and Rada Rassimov (BARON BLOOD), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, THE THING), THE CAT O' NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.

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