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General assessment

Discussion in 'Cat's Eye' started by Neil W, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Cat's Eye is an anthology film, comprising 3 Stephen King stories. The first two are from his early collection Night Shift and the third is an original for this film. Quitters Inc is about an unorthodox method for stopping smoking, The Ledge is about an ordeal faced by a philandering tennis pro, and Cat's Eye itself is about a small girl menaced by a troll-like creature when she is asleep.

    All three stories are very enjoyable, and satisfyingly realised on screen. They are perhaps a little slight in nature, but they were short stories rather than novels, and these half-hour adaptations suit them perfectly: none is inflated to anything beyond its actual significance. The cast is good, with James Woods as the beleaguered smoker getting my vote as favourite.

    I recommend this.
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  2. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    One of the many SK inspired films I have yet to see
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  3. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I must see this one. I love these threads 'cos they remind me to get on Amazon and order, and they're always so cheap!!
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  4. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    It was an alright movie, from what I can remember.
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  5. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    not as good as the original 'creepshow'...but far better than that ones sequel...nice call
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  6. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

    A revised script version of the third segment, General, appeared in the anthology Screamplays. Good and fun read.
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  7. I saw it many years ago. And I thought it was rather good. Must try to get round to seeing it again, Its always better to watch a movie of Stephen's again after you havent seen it for a while. Sdaly I cant remember all of it. But what I do like I said I like.
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  8. danicus

    danicus Well-Known Member

    I finished "Doctor Sleep" this week and
    the steam in the story reminded me of the little troll sucking the life-force out of Drew Barrymore.
  9. ALOT

    ALOT Banned

    I have this DVD. I love all of the stories on it. Got to tell you though, the smoking one I thought was pretty wild. What a way to quit.
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  10. Silhouette86

    Silhouette86 Well-Known Member

    I'm always a huge fan of the anthology movies. Creepshow, Creepshow 2 and Cat's Eye are really enjoyable. I loved the last story in Cat's Eye. The idea that a troll is living in my wall would give me the creeps.
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  11. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    I recently bought the DVD and watched it last night. Love the stories from Night Shift and the troll. Just an overall fun movie!
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  12. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    The Night Shift stories are decent. James Woods steals it. The troll stuff...? I dunno. Drew Barrymore looks hungover already. I think everyone involved with this flick was on coke.
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  13. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Saw Cat's Eye on the big screen when it first came out. Thought it was pretty good at the time. Watched it a year or so ago and thought it was just okay. The soundtrack score was just... weird. :umm:
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  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Quitter's Inc is my favorite
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  15. Tor__Hershman

    Tor__Hershman Member

    I digs it when the little goon gets cat-whooped really real good like.
    Goon guts good!
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  16. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    Cat's Eye ranks alongside my favourite anthology movies like Creepshow 1 & 2....and I love the Quitters Inc story....I think James Woods plays the part excellently...
    .I love the ending of it when he see's his friends wife's little finger missing...excellent ending....
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  17. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing it, but I can't remember much about it. The book was good though.
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  18. footsteps

    footsteps Member

    I loved the 2 short stories quit inc and the ledge. The movie is quite all right.
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  19. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    The Ledge was fantastic. I'm a big fan of anthology, or portmanteau films anyway. i.e. : A horror themed film of short frightening segments with a framing story, generally finished up with a twist ending. Halfway into the joining or framing story, I'm already half in the bag! Yeah, I'm pretty much a pushover. An anthology whore. Although I'm a dude. Who knew Robert Hays could act?!!

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  20. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    A tremendously entertaining film.:cool:
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