Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 131: Fri Sep 24

The Cat o' Nine Tails (Argento, 1971): Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm

This Dario Argento classic, also being screened at the Prince Charles on September 28th and 30th, is part of a director's season at the cinema. Full details here.

Time Out review:
Typically over-the-top murder mystery from Argento, neglecting its rather straightforward plot about a series of killings connected with a genetics research institute in favour of gruesome set pieces, bravura camera-work and set design (one character has some truly amazing wallpaper, seemingly spattered with blood), heavy symbolism, and a strong sound-track by Ennio Morricone. Reason doesn't come into it; gorgeous, grisly style is all.
Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the original trailer.

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