Eyes Without a Face (The Criterion Collection)
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Top Customer Reviews
Directed by Georges Franju and scripted by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (who wrote "Diabolique" and "Vertigo"), "Eyes Without a Face" is one of the most stylish, suspensful and gruesome films I've ever seen. My sister leaves the room during the surgical sequences - really, truly horrific. The performances are excellent throughout. The physician's assistant is played by the wonderful Alida Valli (of "The Third Man" fame). Pierre Brasseur plays the surgeon and Edith Scob is simply haunting in the titular role. The great Maurice Jarre composed the score. Don't miss this one. Play this on Halloween for all your friends who've never heard of it - and then sit back and watch them squirm. Great movie.
"Eyes Without a Face" moves back and forth from the sacred and the profane, between the love of a parent for a child and meaningless destruction of human life. Franju conveys this contrast visually through the use of poetic images and realistic scenes. I have read arguments that "Eyes Without a Face" should be considered with "Psycho" as creating the splatter flick, and while it is hard to imagine anything having the impact of Hitchcock's film, Franju's movie is more artistic overall (of course, the shower scene is the master trump when we talk about horror films as "art"). This black & white French film with English subtitles is well worth seeing and could end up on your personal top 10 horror film list.
The "Eyes Without a Face" translation is actually the British title for this 1959 release, which was called "The Horror Chamber of Dr.Read more ›
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 | Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio Formats: French Uncompressed Mono
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio interview with director Rene Clair
Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju's 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris (new high-definition digital restoration on the Blu-ray edition)
Archival interviews with Franju on horror, cinema, and the making of Blood of the Beasts
Excerpt from Les Grands-pères du crime, a 1985 documentary about Eyes Without a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
A booklet featuring essays by novelist Patrick McGrath, film historian David Kalat and filmmaker Guy Maddin
NEW interview with actor Edith Scob
Buy this Blu-ray. Fans will find this a worthy upgrade.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The other reviews here are excellent, so I don't have much eloquence to add. Always the diagnostician, however, I found a few things bothersome about this movie. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Susanne
I love this movie! It has all the elements of a great tale of terror!Published 2 months ago by R. J. Smith
An interesting film. Not as horrific or spooky as I thought it would be, based on all of the top 10 lists that feature this film. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stanley C.
I LOVED this movie as a teen and have been looking for it ever since! Finally, it has resurfaced! All of the characters actions--however grim and horrific-- can be understood on... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RoxyG
This move was REALLY GOOD. This happened in a lot of burn patient as I have my internship in several clinic. Read morePublished 12 months ago by poutylips76
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