Deadly Eyes (Bluray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
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Each year they plunder one fifth of our food, spread our deadliest diseases and destroy billions of dollars worth of homes and property. Theyre not cute.
Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom, The Baby Maker) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford, The Fog 2005) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is mans last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race!
Based on the novel The Rats by James Herbert with a screenplay by Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead), this nail-biting thriller is directed by Robert Clouse (Enter The Dragon) and co-stars Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Lisa Langlois (The Nest) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains).
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So what turns your basic sewer rat into a dog-sized carnivore? In this case, it's a huge supply of tainted, steroid-riddled grain already teeming with rats. Kelly Leonard (Sara Botsford), a local health inspector, justifiably orders the lot destroyed, but that just unleashes all of the giant hungry rats and puts them on a collision course with the human population. The first victims are a baby and her pretty irresponsible teenaged sister, followed by an old man, and then a field inspector.Read more ›
My favorite part is sewer scene of the attacking rats....all those cute dachunds dressed in rat costumes, wagging like craxy as they pursue their next "victim." Don't kinow how the actors kept from laughing out loud on film.
Actually, for some reason the distributor on the print offered on the new Shout! Factory discs has found the copy with the title of NIGHT EYES on it--so please don't panic thinking you've gotten hold of the wrong film. Make no mistake: Robert Clouse's film is the one and only quasi-dog/rat masterpiece available on the modern marketplace. I suppose I could ramble on and speak of the great Cosmatos film "OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN" and compare it to this, but, unfortunately, Clouse's movie has nothing to do with rats (well, a little, but it's not ABOUT rats at all). There is a fairly unoriginal love story plot involving star Sam Groom and the lovely Sara Botsford, but poor old Sam is also being pursued by the vivacious Lisa Langlois too, and she's underage and he's been...well...short on romance lately, ha. (Don't worry, he behaves himself and avoids a prison sentence). With all of this silliness in mind, it's a good thing that the producers didn't push too hard for the original title of "THE RATS" because this movie has very little to do with rats, despite the fact that they are the tormentors of the picture and that there is an old professor/scientist type of person who explains a bit about what I like to call "ratology" (played by the gifted but underused Cec Linder). The only real saving grace here is the sadly forgotten Scatman Crothers who, despite his rather short performance, proves to be as enjoyable here as he has ever been elsewhere. He virtually saves what is otherwise a rather sad state of affairs.Read more ›
So why is this such a great release? Let me count the ways. First, there's the great, high-quality transfer of the complete feature in the original aspect ratio. (There are a few scenes near the beginning where the audio has some unwanted buzzing, but it's out of the way quickly.) Heaps of excellent extras, including a great documentary ("Dogs in Rats' Clothing") and some original lengthy interviews. I also appreciate the inclusion of both DVD and BluRay media formats. And all for a reasonable price.
There aren't many people who know about this film, and even fewer who will enjoy it enough to purchase it, so I'm sure it was tempting to pass this one along as an economical bare-bones release. But I'm glad they didn't.Read more ›
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I was super excited when i found this movie on Amazon as i hadn't seen since i was a child. Im petrified of mice and rat's and this movie played a big part of that fear even though... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Samiyahstuff
I've loved this movie since I was in grammar school. That was many decades ago. There's just something about this movie that makes it very entertaining.Published 9 months ago by Ondreyus Dotson
I remembered this movie on HBO in the 80s and remember being scared of the rats(I was only 9-10 years old). Now watching it, I had to laugh at myself and the rats. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul Schnae
Great movie came as they said it would on time you gotta love the 80s an 90s movies...Published 12 months ago by wiley Guynn
Fun, well made film has moments of genuine terror and a great job on the giant rats.Dynamite transfer looks like it was shot yesterday.Published 13 months ago by Robert Meiers
It's great to finally have a great quality picture other than an old vhs rip.Published 14 months ago by Kyle
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|Bluray/DVD Combo packs are stupid||
Pretty much all Bluray Players are already Bluray/DVD players since Bluray players can play DVDs (or at least I haven't come across one that couldn't).
But yeah I agree the combo packs are stupid and I'd wish they'd go away.
Jan 26, 2015 by Derek Bowen | See all 3 posts