Teenage Catgirls in Heat: Director's Cut (Stomp Visual) (1997) (NTSC)
Menu Animation & Audio
Introduction-Lloyd Kaufman (President Of Troma)
Audio Commentary-Scott Perry (Director)
Featurette-Tour Of Troma Studios
|Year Of Production||1997|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Scott Perry|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Screen, not known whether Pan & Scan or Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.29:1|
|Video Format||480i (NTSC)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes|
Meanwhile, complete idiot Ralph (Dave Cox) arrives in town and meets over-the-top moron Warren (Gary Graves), the local gadget-crazy "cat exterminator". Together, they patrol the town trying to piece together what is going on - until Ralph falls in love with Cleo (Esmeralda Huffhines), one of the catgirls seeking to eradicate all of the men. What ensues is borderline unwatchable, not even saved by "heapings" of violence, nudity and sexual references.
Teenage Catgirls in Heat is plodding, boring, uninteresting and lazy. Even the cheap, crappy title sequence reeks of laziness; when Troma bought this film to release it under their cult label it was initially called "Catgirls," reborn with a few words stamped either side of the title to make it sound like a fun B-grade sex comedy - but it is not to be. There's nothing here to entice even the most easily-pleased skinflick fans, and there's certainly nothing here for people who like film; even die-hard Troma fans like myself would do best to avoid this.
Scratched, grainy, dull, interlaced, washed out, out of focus, hideous. All of these are accurate descriptions for the worst video transfer I've ever seen on a DVD that is not Rabid Grannies. The video lacks detail and is full of overdone, harsh colour filters that are meant to be atmospheric, I guess, but just make the film more unwatchable. Dark scenes are plagued with low level noise, and the entire thing is full of artefacts and interlacing - it's horrible. There's not a lot more to say, so I will leave it at that.There are no subtitles.
Essentially a mono remix, the no-frills audio transfer here has plenty of issues with mixing levels and stuttering/drop outs, but at least it's listenable, unlike the often unwatchable video transfer. Some dialogue sounds as if it was recorded in a wind tunnel from an old tape recorder, but for the most, it's adequate. The effects and music are both cheap, which would add to the charm of the package if the package had any charm.
Interestingly, I am unable to find a credit for the soundtrack, which suggests to me that it is not of this Earth - which wouldn't surprise me in the least. The tunes within are annoying and will replay in your head, just adding to the experience in general.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video transfer is terrible, whereas the audio transfer is merely below average.
The extras here are basically the same as every other Troma DVD, with little recommendable.
|DVD||Sony Playstation 3 (HDMI 1.3) with Upscaling, using Component output|
|Display||Benq PE7700. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device has a maximum native resolution of 720p.|
|Audio Decoder||Logitech 5500 THX. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL).|
|Amplification||Logitech 5500 THX|
|Speakers||Logitech 5500 THX|