Cat o' Nine Tails (2001) from Tuna

Il  Gatto a nove code (1971) is Dario Argento's second directorial attempt, and his second mystery thriller. AKA Cat O' Nine Tails, it stars Karl Malden as a former news reported left blind by an accident, and James Franciscus as a young reporter who teams up with him to solve a break-in followed by several murders, all at a genetic research company.  


Catherine Spaak, as the daughter of the company owner, shows her breasts in a seduction scene with

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1

  • several TV and radio interviews with the cast and crew

Argento's mastery of the camera and suspense is evident here, and the story is just not that bad. 

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 0/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.8, 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-.

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