This one has a special history.
I do have a DVD (with a bad german dub) of this for quite a long time.
This movie has a LOT of minutes with sexy masked cat burglars and I was rather sure that I posted one scene in the early days of the blog around 2014/2015.
Seems that I was mistaken.
Lately, it was recommended to me again (thanks a lot!), so I finally re-watched the whole movie after a long time and checked the blog for the post I thought was there…
I thought about how I would present this movie here as there are so many minutes with the masked cat burglars.
I decided that I wanna post the 3 main scenes with them. These are the most interesting and I will make 3 posts with 3 videos.
This movie has quite some flaws, but there are some good scenes in it….and the costumes are quite sexy! 🙂
I will make an entry for my Hall of Fame for this movie in the next weeks.
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
I tried to not get the video too long as the chances get bigger that it then gets blocked….
I cut very little before that scene, nothing of interest. After the scene in the video, we have a chase with the police, but to no surprise, they get away. Only the transportation that they finally get away with is…. very surprising.
Sadly, there is only DVD quality available. Would love to see these costumes in full HD one day!
Now to the scene itself:
I really like the idea that one of them fools the cops by dressing up as the superior of the detective.
It’s also good that the detective figures out that he was fooled. It’s very thrilling that he tries to unmask her and she can foil his first attempt, even she thereby fully confirms that there is a woman under the mask with her high-pitched screech.
She really is in big trouble with that many cops around her!
The unmasking itself is done rather badly as there is only a split-second where we can see how her mask starts to come off. Most of the unmasking is ruined by the cut.
In my version, he would rip open the mask and would expose her face underneath more and more by doing it.
The final reveal of her is done nicely. Her face is fully exposed and even a light is shining on it.
Luckily for her, her teammate finally intervenes (a little late) and knocks the light out.
Really bizarre and funny how she jumps up and ALL her “police chief” clothes are basically falling off her immediately and she lands in her sexy catsuit 😆
I wonder why she wasn’t wearing any mask under all that disguise. She was seemingly very sure that she would get away with her impersonation.
It’s cool how the cops surround her and trap her with these shields. Without her teammate, she would have been finished.
She moves around a lot, but I guess you can say that the cops did get a good look at her face.
But in the end, they escape with their camouflaged “Catmobile”. And there suddenly cat burglar number 3 pops up.
I checked it, but I honestly don’t know where she was before… was she just waiting in the car? Quite odd…
And why does the one who stole the painting now suddenly is wearing her 2 part mask as soon she is in the car?
Now to the costumes:
They all three are wearing slightly different catsuits, which you will see better in the next scene.
These catsuits are really sexy and I like the combo here with the (incomplete) catear-cowl in combination with a mask that covers the lower face.
A great disguise and very stylish…in my opinion.
Such a masquerade certainly provides a chance for a great unmasking…. 😉
They are wearing different disguises throughout the movie, but more on that in later posts.
Before this movie, an animated TV show was done in the ’80s.
A show with 73 episodes! So, I checked a lot of pictures to see what costumes and masks were used there.
And to my (bad) surprise I didn’t find a single picture with a mask, at least not an obvious one.
So, I guess they run around without masks the whole time while stealing stuff and getting chased by the cops? That would be really stupid.
Perhaps they are wearing wigs and full-face disguises (like in this scene where she impersonated a male cop).
I will watch some episodes when I get the chance.
However, a great shame, as there is a very short animated intro of the movie where they are actually wearing the catsuits from the movie.
An animated show with that many episodes and catsuits and masks would have been so great….
Does anyone know the animated TV show and can tell us something about it?
Is it good?
Do they wear masks at least in some scenes?
Here is the movie title:
More from this movie in the upcoming weeks!
What do you think of that scene?
Feel welcome to leave a comment!
2 thoughts on “3 cat burglars from Japan – Part 1 (of 3)”
I found a making of feature for cats eye 1997: https://m.bilibili.com/video/BV1NK411V7Eh
Thanks! Nice find 🙂