I love horror films but what about Italian horror or giallo horror films? Well that’s what I’m looking at in this review, its a 1973 film by Antonio Margheriti. So without further ado here’s my Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye Blu-ray review.
- Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye Blu-ray Review (1973)
- Genre: Horror (Giallo Horror)
- Directed by Antonio Margheriti
- Written by Giovanni Simonelli & Antonio Margheriti
- Running Time: 135 Mins
- Blu-ray Released: 26th December 2016
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By 88 Films
- Starring Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller, Venantino Venantini, Doris Kunstmann
A family are struggling to keep their Scottish castle, one sister lives there and wants to remain. She seeks financial help from her sister however no money is forthcoming. To add further intrigue into proceeding the mad son James moves around the castle appearing at odd moments. When the murders begin surely James is the key suspect, but maybe the only one who really know the true identity of the murderer is the cat that witnesses the seven murders.
Style / Direction
The film is directed by Antonio Margheriti with the cinematography handled by Carlo Carlini.
It’s a reasonable looking film, set in and around a Scottish castle there plenty of good effective camera shots. There is just about enough intrigue and terror to keep you interested.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Riz Ortolani. and does a decent enough job of conveying the terror. The voices are dubbed and some are let’s say better than others.
Acting / Characters
Perhaps not the greatest acting but certainly good enough not to ruin the film.
Conclusion – Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye Film Review
After a promising start Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye slows the pace down and the film descends into a bit of a lull. Don’t worry it begins to ramp up the tension and keeps leading you down dead ends in terms of the identity of the murderer. The title of the film gives you a good indicator of what to expect and overall it an enjoyable watch, I wouldn’t say it’s a classic but still a film worth watching. Overall it’s well made and if you are looking for a different feel and style of horror then you should definitely give this a look.
Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye Blu-ray Review
The film has undergone a new 2K restoration and to be honest it looks very good with no obvious marks or flickers. It’s a clean and sharp image the way you would hope every Blu-ray would be released.
- Interview with Edoardo Margheriti
- Audio Commentary from Genre Expert Troy Howarth
- English Trailer
- Italian Trailer
- Reversible Sleeve
A nice background piece from Edoardo Margheriti the son of Antonio Margheriti who directed Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye.
On to my movie rating for Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye (1973)
- Movie Rating: WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray: VERY GOOD
- Extras: GOOD
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For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster with the trailer…
Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version
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Seven Deaths In The Cat's Eye Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Antonio Margheriti
Actor(s): Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller, Venantino Venantini, Doris Kunstmann
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Rating
A decent giallo-horror film that keeps you guessing. The Blu-ray version is very good.