Not to be confused with the various retellings of Poe’s famous tale, Black Cat is a high-octane Hong Kong action thriller that provides a hugely entertaining pre-curser to the likes of Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) and South Korean cult classic, The Villainess (2017).
When Catherine (Jade Leung), a mentally disturbed young woman, is detained by the police after accidentally killing a truck driver, she finds herself part of a covert training system. Programmed as an assassin, having learned a host of new deadly skills, she becomes a lethal government weapon, codenamed Black Cat.
Director Steven Shin (Brotherhood, Easy Money, Black Cat 2), had initially intended to make a straight-up remake of Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita (1990) but when Disney bought out the rights he was forced to rethink. His solution was Black Cat, a slick, action-packed gun-toting thrill ride.
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
Brand New 2K Remaster from the Original Camera Negative
Additional Re-grading Carried out in the UK
2.0 English Mono
2.0 Cantonese Mono with English Subtitles
2.0 Cantonese Mono with English SDH
Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
Audio commentary with Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng
Interview with Actress Jade Leung
English opening and closing
Original Hong Kong Trailer
Recreated Tai Seng Trailer