Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.
In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who ... See full summary »
Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction. The drug-induced journeys he takes include spells as an astronaut, Hitler's psychiatrist, a courier travelling in hostile territory during a race war, and as a pupil of an Indian guru living in the sewers of New York. Written by
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Because of his involvement with Fritz the Cat (1972), several film books erroneously list Ralph Bakshi as the director of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", and many have come to believe that he actually directed the film. Bakshi expressed a dislike of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", stating that had Warner Bros. been allowed to make the changes they demanded in order to distribute Fritz the Cat (1972), the film would have turned out similar to "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat". "It would have been this cat that, once in a while, said something hip, and then falls in love with some girl and chases her all over town." See more »
US Army Sergeant:
How do these people expect to win a war when they're in a goddamn uniform?
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Follow up to X-rated predecessor is a witty, lively satire of the 1970s, spoofing such topics as war, race, sex, drugs, and child-rearing.
Perverse and off-color, to be sure, with potentially offensive material to certain tastes, but never fails to entertain those with open minds.
Just remember, this film was made in 1974, and it covers socially relevant material pertaining to that time period, NOT the 1990s. So don't watch it expecting to see issues that Americans face today. View it as somewhat of a period piece, and try to imagine yourself in any of Fritz's given scenarios.
**1/2 out of ****.
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