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Blu-ray Review – The Cat O’Nine Tails (1971)

The Cat O’Nine Tails, 1971.

Directed by Dario Argento.

Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Horst Frank, Pier Paolo Capponi, and Cinzia De Carolis.


A blind man and an investigative reporter team up to get to the bottom of a murder mystery connected to a pharmaceutical company.

Continuing their trawl through their catalogue of Dario Argento titles to give the 4K restoration treatment to, Arrow Video have turned their attention to the Italian director’s second film, 1971’s The Cat O’Nine Tails, which carries on from the giallo stylings of his debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, points the way forward to where he would go with Four Flies On Grey Velvet and Deep Red and yet doesn’t quite pull off anything as inspiring or as satisfying as any of those other movies.

Of Argento’s gialli movies The Cat O’Nine Tails is probably

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