By Eric Polk-
(No, BLACK LEOPARD!)
Irena is trapped. If she takes a human lover, she will have to kill to regain human form. Eventually, Irena makes love with Oliver, transforms into a leopard and flees, sparing Oliver's life. She escapes, but is later trapped on a bridge by police. Shortly after Oliver arrives at the scene, Irena sees him and jumps off the bridge and escapes. Oliver realizes where she is headed and confronts Irena at a secluded lake house, she having regained human form by killing the house's caretaker. Irena tells Oliver she did not kill him because she loves him, and begs him to let her "be with her own".
I didn't see a reason why this film, or any of its scenes, merited a top-100 showing. Oh sure, there is a rather pleasant arm-ripping scene and the near-incest was genuinely creepy, but, to be honest, there was nothing here to make me agree with the producers of the Bravo show. On its own, Cat People isn't very erotic as it claims to be. Sure Kinski gets naked and has sex, but that was it. No teasing, no pure seduction, nothing really to hold my attention. If, however, you want atmosphere, then you'll love what you see in this film.