Dario Argento’s ‘Cat O’Nine Tails’ Purrs on Blu-ray May 31st

Are you seeing a pattern here?  Blue Underground is showing mad love to the great Dario Argento by releasing yet another one of his pictures in May on Blu-ray!  Cat O’Nine Tails is the “tale” of a simple robbery which leads to a series of atrocious murders at a research institute.  A blind puzzle maker and a reporter must team up and solve the nine clues to uncover the source of these bizarre crimes.   Cat O’Nine Tails will be released in its original and uncut version on Blu-ray May 31st, 2011. 

Synopsis – From Dario Argento, the Master of Suspense Who Gave You THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE! When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (Academy Award winner Karl Malden of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and a tenacious reporter (James Franciscus of BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they uncover a shocking web of twisted genetics and dark sexual secrets that will finally lead them to a shattering climax of violence and suspense.

Originally released in 1971, THE CAT O’NINE TAILS secured the international reputation of director Dario Argento as ‘The Italian Hitchcock.’ This is the definitive version of Argento’s masterful second film, presented completely uncut and uncensored in a brand-new High Definition transfer from its original camera negative!


  • Tales Of The Cat – Interviews with Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti, and Composer Ennio Morricone
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Radio Interviews with Stars James Franciscus and Karl Malden

Technical Specifications:

  • Color
  • 2.0 DTS-HD; DTS-HD Mono; Dolby Surround 2.0
  • English, Italian, French
  • Optional Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
  • 2.35:1
  • 1971
  • 112 Mins
  • Not Rated
  • Region Code: ALL

Notes & Reviews:

-DVD Savant

“More Than Delivers All The Goods Expected Of A Dario Argento Film!”
-The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review

“One Of Argento’s Best Early Thrillers!”
-DVD Verdict

Order Cat O’Nine Tails on Blu-ray!


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