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Cat People

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Released 1982

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Director:
Paul Schrader , Jacques Tourneur
Released:
1982
Rating:
R
Cat People is the 1982 erotically charged loose remake of the 1942 film of the same title, directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, and John Heard, and is available from Universal Pictures. 80's sex symbol Kinski plays Irena Gallier, who grew up in foster homes after the death of her animal training parents. When her older brother Paul (McDowell) finds her, she learns the truth of her families existence; they are ware-cats. She learns that her parents were actually brother and sister ware-cats that took human form as a result of their incest; that when a ware-cat sleeps with a human they transform into a beast; and the only way to return back is to kill a human or mate with another ware-cat. Irena must stop her brother from killing the locals in cat form, She must deal with her own nature and accept that her desire to be with zoologist Oliver (Heard) can never be.moreless
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    Family Dramas, Thrillers