Stephen King’s CAT’S EYE To Gain 4K Restoration Release In the UK





Cats Eye

STUDIOCANAL has announced a stunning new 4K restoration of Stephen King’s classic suspense thriller CAT’S EYE, available on Ultra HD™, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from 23rd May 2022, in the UK, with releases following in France, Australia and New Zealand.

From the macabre imagination of Stephen King (the bestselling author of Firestarter, The Shining and Carrie) comes this trio of thrilling tales linked by a stray cat that roams from one story to the next in search of a girl he was tasked to protect.

Directed by Lewis Teague and written by the master of horror Stephen King, adapted from his own short stories, CAT’S EYE stars James Woods and Drew Barrymore with Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, Alan King and James Naughton.

In the first episode Quitters Inc., a New York family man (James Woods) is having trouble giving up cigarettes. A friend advises he turns to a shady self-help operation who outlines a litany of incrementally harsh penalties for him if he cannot resist the temptation to smoke again.

The second story The Ledge centres on Cressner (Kenneth McMillan), a mobster casino owner seeking revenge for his wife’s affair with tennis pro Johnny Norris (Robert Hays). Cressner kidnaps him and forces the athlete into a dangerous bet: if he can walk around the exterior ledge of his high-rise penthouse then Cressner will allow him to leave safely with his wife. But if Norris refuses then he will instead be blackmailed for drug possession and forced to suffer in prison.

In the closing narrative, a young girl (Drew Barrymore), has been having difficulty sleeping. Though her parents suspect the new family cat of wrongdoing, the girl knows better after she sees a horrifying troll emerging from her bedroom wall…

Commissioned by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was scanned in 4K – 16 bit by Picture Shop LLC – USA, using the original 35mm negative.  The colour grading and restoration were completed by Hiventy Laboratory – France, who dedicated over 150 hours to manually cleaning and carefully removing sparkle, dirt and scratches.

SPECIAL FEATURES available on Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

  • NEW Interview with Director Lewis Teague
  • Audio Commentary with Lewis Teague
  • Johnny Norris on the Edge: Robert Hays Remembers Cat’s Eye
  • “Like Herding Cats”: A Conversation with Animal Trainer Teresa Ann Miller
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
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