Category Archives: Purr Blur

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Paul Geoffrey, Cheryl Campbell
Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Film adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel in which the descendent of an English lord is raised by apes.

Purr Blur: At the beginning of the film, Lord John Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his wife (Cheryl Campbell) are preparing to leave. A little girl (who is Jane) is sitting on the steps playing with a mechanical monkey. She is picking up a Persian kitten.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - little girl Jane picking up Persian kitten on stairs

She is petting the kitten in the next scene when her “Uncle Jack” gives her a ring, then picks her up and carries her away. She is still holding the kitten. The scene is very short and the kitten is never really facing the camera so it could be easy to miss.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey with little girl Jane and Persian kitten on stairs

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey carrying little girl Jane and Persian kitten down stairs with Lady Clayton Cheryl Campbell

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey carrying little girl Jane and Persian kitten away with Lady Clayton Cheryl Campbell

Final Mewsings: If you’re going to include a kitten, at least have one good shot of the kitten!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the kitten in this movie.


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La macchina ammazzacattivi (1952)

The Machine That Kills Bad People poster

English Title: The Machine That Kills Bad People
Tevere Film
Starring:
 Gennaro Pisano
Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Celestino Esposito (Gennaro Pisano) is a photographer who is given a special camera by a demon which has the ability to snuff out the life of people who are purportedly being bad.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Celestino runs into his shop. A kitten is sitting up high on a wall when he enters. This cat is not seen again.

The Machine That Kills People - kitten sitting on high wall in building looking down

The Machine That Kills People - kitten sitting on high wall in building looking down

Purr Blur:  In another scene Celestino runs to the church and looks in through the gates. A tabby cat is walking by the church in the background.

The Machine That Kills People - cat in background walking by church

The Machine That Kills People - cat in background walking by church

Final Mewsings: Cats aren’t bad, but they still don’t like having their picture taken.


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That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

That Guy Dick Miller poster

Autumn Rose Productions
Starring:
 Dick Miller, Lainie Miller
Directed by: Elijah Drenner

Synopsis: A loving look at the life and career of prolific character actor Dick Miller.

Purr Blur: At the end of the film there is a very quick piece of home movie footage showing Dick with a Siamese kitten.

That Guy Dick Miller - home movie of Dick Miller with Siamese kitten

That Guy Dick Miller - home movie of Dick Miller with Siamese kitten

Final Mewsings: Cats love Dick Miller. Then again, who doesn’t?


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By the Sea (2015)

By the Sea poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
Directed by: Angelina Jolie

Synopsis: Married couple Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) and Roland (Brad Pitt) deal with their crumbling marriage while on a working vacation in France.

Purr Blurs: At the beginning of the film the couple arrive at the seaside hotel in their car. A couple of cats are nearby.

By the Sea - cats sitting by the seaside

Later a man is seen sitting and holding a kitten in the bar / restaurant that Roland frequents.

By the Sea - elderly man sitting in bar holding kitten

By the Sea - elderly man sitting in bar holding kitten

Final Mewsings: Where do cats who live by the sea in France go to vacation?


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Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Jamie Lee Curtis, Cliff Emmich
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Synopsis: Picking up from where the first movie left off, Michael Meyers continues his killing spree while searching for Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Purr Blur: Michael’s search takes him to the hospital where Laurie has been admitted. In one scene a security guard named Mr. Garrett (Cliff Emmich) is searching around back and sees some blood in a dumpster. A second later a gray cat leaps from the bin in true spring-loaded cat fashion and jumps on the man, knocking him backwards into some garbage cans.

Halloween II - gray cat jumping out of garbage dumpster

Halloween II - gray cat jumping onto security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich

Halloween II - gray cat and security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich falling backwards into garbage cans

Halloween II - gray cat jumping out of dumpster at security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich animated gif

Final Mewsings: And you thought Michael Meyers was scary!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film!


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