Catman in Lethal Track

Catman in Lethal Track, or U.S. Catman: Letal Track, is a movie about an American who gets cat powers after getting scratched by a science cat.  Cat powers include super strength, the ability to turn electronics on and off with his mind, and laser vision (supernatual power via radioactive cat).  This sounds awesome, but unfortunately it isn’t.  Catman is an example of a bad movie that’s just bad.  Or, more accurately, it’s partially an example of a BAD bad movie, and partially a GOOD bad movie.

The problem lies with Godfrey Ho, the film’s director.  He’s a bit like Ed Wood in that his films are low budget, and incorporate unrelated material to create a final product, essentially ruining Lethal Track.  Catman’s involvement in the movie makes up less than 30 minutes of the run time, and the rest of the movie has nothing to do with him.  He doesn’t even meet with the protagonists of the parallel (and boring) storyline that takes up the remaining 60 or so minutes.  On top of that, Catman’s story is given to us in segments- you can’t just watch Catman be Catman, then eject the disc and burn it, you’re forced to endure the unrelated chase and fight scenes, none of which are really worth watching.

Fortunately, someone took the time to compile Catman’s scenes into a few Youtube videos, the first of which is posted above.  These are worth watching, avoid everything else.  There’s a sequel, Catman in Boxer’s Blow, but I haven’t bothered looking into it yet.

You can actually get it on Amazon.

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