Eye of the Cat (Limited Edition, Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(David Lowell Rich, 1969)

Release date: 28 June 2021

Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Penned by Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano and directed by film and TV movie veteran David Lowell Rich (The Horror at 37,000 Feet), Eye of the Cat is a skilfully crafted, San Francisco-set chiller starring Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Voices) as Wylie and Kassia – a couple whose scheme to rob wealthy, cat-loving Aunt Danny (Eleanor Parker, The Sound of Music) goes awry when Wyle’s compulsive feline phobia comes up against the many cats defending Aunt Danny’s mansion. 

David Lowell Rich’s film benefits from suspenseful cat-attack set-pieces, a menacing Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry) score, and a seductive sixties wardrobe courtesy of legendary costume designer Edith Head (Sweet Charity).


High Definition remaster of the original theatrical cut

TV version (102 mins): alternative edit containing unique material, presented open matte in Standard Definition

Original mono audio

Audio commentary with editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television, Kevin Lyons (2021)

Pussies Galore (2021, 21 mins): writer and critic Kim Newman on Eye of the Cat and the feline horror subgenre

Two Evil Eyes (2021, 38 mins): video comparison examining the differences between the theatrical cut and the TV version

Original theatrical trailer

Radio spot

Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Kasandra O’Connell, extracts from the original pressbook, an archival interview with Gayle Hunnicutt, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

UK premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition of 3,000 copies