RIP To The “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta! His “Psycho Cat” Movie!

RIP To The “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta!

One of boxing’s most unique fighters of all time has passed away. Jake LaMotta’s incredible and vicious life was documented by Martin Scorsese in his 1980 masterpiece “Raging Bull.”

There are many places to read more about his life – but the movie tells you everything you need to know: LaMotta was a wild man in the ring, and he had an equally raucous personal life as well!

LaMotta’s wild life was captured forever by the brilliant “Raging Bull” – but did you know that LaMotta was a movie star himself?

In THIS??????

CONFESSIONS-OF-A-PSYCHO-CAT sexploitation

“I DO IT FOR KICKS – AND I PLAN TO GET SOME!”

Now how can you not LOVE a movie that has a goal like that! Welcome to Jake LaMotta’s world of the “Psycho Cat!”

CONFESSIONS-OF-A-PSYCHO-CAT_


“Confessions Of A Psycho Cat!”

If someone ever asked you, “hey, how wacky and offbeat WERE those early sexploitation movies anyway?” – well, here is your answer – take a look at this trailer:

Confessions+of+a+Psycho+Cat

What a classic piece of exploitation! Here’s the plot: A deranged, wealthy woman offers $100,000 to three men if they can stay alive for 24 hours in Manhattan, and then hunts them down. Here are the three losers as they wait in a room filled with dead, stuffed animals…

obscure horror films

The “Raging Bull” Himself!

Boxer Jake LaMotta – yes, the “Raging Bull” himself – plays one of the three men who accept the bet – and he does a pretty good job in the movie!

Jake LaMotta movie role

LaMotta plays a washed-up wrestler, who accepts the Psycho Cat’s challenge, shouting at her:


“You don’t have a chance. I get in close, I’ll break you in half!”

Jake LaMotta

Each of the three men wait for a notification that their “hunt” has begun, and then the “Psycho Cat” proceeds to stalk them through the city of New York, which allows for a lot of interesting b-roll from that era…as one of them tries to hide out in Central Park…

Confessions+of+a+Psycho+Cat

Two Movies For The Price Of One!

One of the unique aspects of “Confessions Of A Psycho Cat” is the “two movies in one” aspect of the film – it is a straightforward thriller, as each of the three men is hunted down by the crazed psycho cat…

wildest sexploitation movies

But the film also has lengthy orgy scenes, all from a “party” that one of our victims shows up at – but for the most part, the nude scenes have nothing to do with the rest of the film…it was clearly a way to force nudity and sexual situations into the movie…and the film goes back to the party over and over again to show people making out and disrobing…

excessive nudity in film

Another way this “two movies in one” shows itself again is in a bizarre sequence involving Jake LaMotta, as he sits in his apartment waiting for the “psycho cat” to arrive…

Jake LaMotta Psycho Cat

After making a phone call, he begins to argue with someone – it turns out to be this woman, who is shown supposedly sitting on a bed in the same room…

sexploitation

But here’s the thing: LaMotta and the woman are NEVER shown in the same shot – and after sitting like this on the bed for a moment, she takes her top off and delivers this classic sexploitation monologue:

“What you bring me up here for anyway? All you’re doing is reading that silly little paper. I came up here to have some fun. What’s the matter? Don’t you like me? (Takes off bra and examines her breasts) I never had any complaints before. Can’t you tell I’m a girl? I think I look pretty good. I think you’re putting me down. I’m sexy and that’s what I came up here for…sex!”

60's sexploitation classic

And then she makes out with the mirror! It’s a truly bizarre sequence, and after french kissing the mirror for a minute – topless the entire time – she storms out of the room, never seen in the same frame as LaMotta, so clearly this nude scene was filmed afterwards to add more nudity and sexual situations to the film!

“What Secrets Are Harbored Within The Sinister Highways Of The Mind?”

As Something Weird describes it: “With twisted violence, macabre humor, and lots of gratuitous skin (it was apparently shot as a straight horror film with the nude scenes added a year or two later), CONFESSIONS OF A PSYCHO CAT is a delirious, out-of-its-mind instant cult classic!”

And they are right in every way!

wildest movie scenes


A Mind-Blowing Spanish Matador Battle!

You need more proof that this is a “sexploitation classic?” Well, here is one last moment to savor: the ultimate battle between “Psycho Cat” and “Raging Bull!”

Jake LaMotta exploitation movie

Yes, “Psycho Cat” dresses like a toreador to come after “Raging Bull” La Motta in a bizarre action sequence that encapsulates everything that makes “Psycho Cat” exploitation at its best!”

CONFESSIONS-OF-A-PSYCHO-CAT_

Wikipedia has a great page all about LaMotta’s boxing career, which you can see here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_LaMotta

RIP to the legendary “Raging Bull”!



Categories: 70's Cinema, Academy Awards, Action Films, Art, Awards, Books / Media, Cult Movies, Director Martin Scorsese, Exploitation films, Film Fight Club, Great Films, Grindhouse, Hollywood, Independent Cinema, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Movies, New York, Obscure Movies, Revenge Movies, Sexploitation Movies, Sports, Sports Movies, Talent/Celebrities

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 replies

  1. That’s a crazy film indeed, John.
    I didn’t know La Motta was dead!
    Best wishes, Pete.

Trackbacks

  1. The “Best Worst” Celebration Of “Troll 2!” Five “Best Worst” Films Of All Time! – johnrieber

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

fancypaper

Little Things Make Us Happy

Ellenbest24

words and scribble.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

A safe space for curious minds

A blog about anything supernatural, creepy or just straight up weird and horrible.

yadadarcyyada

Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

The Phil Factor

Where Sarcasm Gets Drunk and Let's Its Hair Down

Blush and Brews

Beauty. Beer. Life.

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, gardens, travel and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching Reading Cooking Travelling

Esme Salon

Share, Care & Inspire

An Historian About Town

History in the making

Hannarchy

Kind of like Monarchy, and also like Anarchy. But mostly just Hannah.

Blush and Brews

Beer. Beauty. Life.

Live, Love & Voyage

Living How I Know Best

Ramya Recipes

Food is essential for LIFE, Make Food with LOVE

First Night History

How can we improve our future if we don't understand the past?

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

Gin & Lemonade

...with a twist

emmzeebee.wordpress.com/

A self-confessed blogaholic since January 2017

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

Half Baked In Paradise

Searching, settling, sauteeing and spritzing

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

First Night Design

Art, Design, Theatre, Literature, History, Food, Laughter ...

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

alexvorkovwriter

Flaming Goats Heads of Terror

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotronic Cinema

Let's Go To The Movies

Film and Theatre Lover!

Susartandfood's Blog

A taste of humor about life, art and food

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists

lloydmarken

Do Yourself a Favour

You hear that?!?

An electronic record of learning of things

Tangled Up In Music

Music Reviews (and other things)

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013...

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

REDFLAGFLYING

Dictatorship is good. If the Dictator is me.

anotherdayinparadise

Travels in Paradise

fancypaper

Little Things Make Us Happy

Ellenbest24

words and scribble.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

A safe space for curious minds

A blog about anything supernatural, creepy or just straight up weird and horrible.

yadadarcyyada

Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

The Phil Factor

Where Sarcasm Gets Drunk and Let's Its Hair Down

Blush and Brews

Beauty. Beer. Life.

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, gardens, travel and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching Reading Cooking Travelling

Esme Salon

Share, Care & Inspire

An Historian About Town

History in the making

Hannarchy

Kind of like Monarchy, and also like Anarchy. But mostly just Hannah.

Blush and Brews

Beer. Beauty. Life.

Live, Love & Voyage

Living How I Know Best

Ramya Recipes

Food is essential for LIFE, Make Food with LOVE

First Night History

How can we improve our future if we don't understand the past?

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

Gin & Lemonade

...with a twist

emmzeebee.wordpress.com/

A self-confessed blogaholic since January 2017

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

%d bloggers like this: