- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 7, 2010
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 02/17/2000
"...Judd is a firecracker of an actress..."
Premiere - 07/01/2000
"...Visually audacious....Looks and feels like nothing else..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2000
"...Richly detailed....[McGregor and Judd give] attentive, focused performances..."
Box Office - 07/01/1999
"...Effulgent style and dazzling technique, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is first and foremost an actor's piece, a highly internalized drama that extracts the very best from both Judd and McGregor..."
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is based on the acclaimed 1980 novel by Marc Behm, concerning a British intelligence agent, The Eye (Ewan McGregor), who is assigned to follow the trail of Joanna Eris (Ashley Judd), a mysterious woman who is accused of blackmailing a government official's son. The Eye becomes obsessed with Joanna, following her even when he discovers that she is a psychopathic killer. As the two head toward an unavoidable confrontation, The Eye begins to see Joanna as a misunderstood and troubled individual whose actions can, and should, be excused and forgiven.
- Lizzy Gardiner, the costume designer on EYE and friend of Stephan Elliott, documented the difficulties in the making of the feature in her short film KILLING PRISCILLA (2000), which aired on Australian and Canadian television.
- Ashley Judd's (Joanna) mother and sister are country singers Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
- Ewan McGregor (the Eye) played Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' mythic STAR WARS: EPISODE I- THE PHANTOM MENACE, and is slated to reprise his role in EPISODE II.