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The Cat (1992)

Lo mau (original title)
An adaptation of the novel Old Cat, by Ni Kuang. A cat from outer space teams up with a young alien girl and her knight, along with an adventure novelist named Wisely, to fight a murderous alien that possesses people.

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Ngai Choi Lam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gloria Yip ... Princess
Waise Lee ... Wei Si Li (Wisely)
Christine Ng Christine Ng ... Pai So
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuk-San Cheung
Liang Chiang Liang Chiang
Lam Chua ... Professor Yu
Chien Hua Hsu Chien Hua Hsu ... Arms dealer
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Wang Chieh-Mei (as Philip Kwok)
Shek Yin Lau ... (as Lawrence Lau)
Siu-Ming Lau ... Errol
Kuang Ni Kuang Ni
Hsiang Lin Yin Hsiang Lin Yin
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An adaptation of the novel Old Cat, by Ni Kuang. A cat from outer space teams up with a young alien girl and her knight, along with an adventure novelist named Wisely, to fight a murderous alien that possesses people.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 October 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Absurd but fun
22 May 2002 | by WatumaSee all my reviews

From the team that brought us the outrageous prison drama STORY OF RICKY comes an equally bizarre science-fiction movie. It isn't ashamed to "borrow" ideas from sources as diverse as CALTIKI, THE TERMINATOR, THE BLOB and THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT. The result is certainly lively and - if you're in the right frame of mind - quite entertaining.

The story concerns three visitors from another solar system whose mission on earth is to destroy "the star-killer", an amorphous Lovecraftian creature that absorbs and can re-animate its human victims. The trio is seeking two relics displayed in terrestrial museums. When joined together, the relics create an amplification device for a ray beamed from their home planet. Bathed in the amplified ray, one of the visitors - a black cat called The General - will be powerful enough to vanquish the monster.

The film's main attractions are its comely female cast members and some over-the-top action sequences. These include a junk yard battle between The General and a huge black mastiff that must be seen to be believed. There are also some quite graphic horror scenes, but the poor quality of the make-up effects mutes their impact.

Although it never attains the quality of the films it emulates, THE CAT is sufficiently fast-paced to hold our attention even while we laugh at its absurdities.


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