News / 28 February 2023

THE CATMAN OF PARIS Makes Its Worldwide Blu-ray Debut

Via Vision will release the 1946 Republic Pictures horror classic THE CATMAN OF PARIS, starring Carl Esmond, to Blu-ray in a global debut via their Imprint Collection on May 31, complete with a unique slipcover limited to 1500 units.

Author Charles Regnier returns to 1896 Paris after exotic travels, having written a bestseller which the Ministry of Justice would like to ban. That very night, an official is killed on the dark streets… clawed to death! The prefect of police suspects some type of “were-cat”, but Inspector Severen thinks there is nothing supernatural about Regnier’s motive. Regnier begins to doubt himself when he has another hallucinatory blackout during the second killing. Who is the infamous Catman of Paris?

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K scan of the original negative (2017)
  • Audio Commentary with film historians Kim Newman & Stephen Jones
  • Video Essay by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • The Republic Pictures Story: a 1991 feature length documentary about the studio featuring hundreds of clips & on-camera interviews
  • Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HOH subtitles
  • Slipcover limited to 1500 copies

Available Now for Pre-order