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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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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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 October 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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VERY Strange Hong Kong Weirdness...
30 December 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

THE CAT is a nearly indescribable exploration in to ultra-weird HK cinema. Made by the people who did THE STORY OF RICKY, THE CAT is a film that pretty much defies categorization - but I'll try to give the basic idea:

We start off with a writer who begins to tell the story of a friend's weird encounters with some neighbors. Turns out the neighbors are space-people who along with their trusty cat/leader, General, are on a mission to destroy some guy who's pretty much like a funny HK caricature of the Terminator. Throw in some convoluted mess about some "octagons" that are both weapons and the space-peoples transportation device, and some weird, poorly crafted monster effects somewhat reminiscent to THE BLOB or perhaps THE THING, and there ya have it...

This one was utterly ridiculous. I hope to God that THE CAT was meant to be a comedy or I really missed the point on this one. There are some truly great (if you consider completely asinine and pretty much retarded, "great"...)scenes, including a junkyard Kung-Fu battle between General (the cat) and a big dog. This scene alone is worth at least trying to find a copy of this film to borrow from somebody. The end "climax" sequence atop a rooftop is so strange and goes from mildly weird to just all-out bizarre, that I had convinced myself that I had somehow unknowingly ingested about 14 hits of primo window-pane. Not really my cup of tea as far as Asian film goes - but worth a look if you're into Sci-Fi/Kung-Fu/Horror/Comedy/Action-hybrids. And let's face it - who's not into that...well...honestly...I guess I'm not so much...A pretty generous 5/10 for Kung-Fu cat fights and tripped out weirdness.


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