Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Blue Underground
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital EX 5.1 - English
- Dolby True HD 7.1 - English
- DTS 7.1 HD - English
- Subtitles - English - SDH, French, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Savini's EFX
- At Home With Tom Savini
- Theatrical Trailer
- Two Master's Eyes - Dario Argento, Director; George Romero, Director; Tom Savini, Special Effects Makeup Supervisor; Claudio Argento, Executive Producer; Asia Argento, Star
- Adrienne Barbeau On George Romero - Adrieanne Barbeau, Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/1991
"...Romero and Argento fans are not likely to be disappointed by these tales of the supernatural..."
George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA) each try their hand at a tale by Edgar Allan Poe in this feature comprising two hour-long segments. In Romero's THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MR. VALDEMAR, Adrienne Barbeau is Jessica Valdemar, a former stewardess who marries an old man for his money. Through hypnosis, her ex-lover Robert tries to get Valdemar to sign his money over to Jessica, but when Valdemar dies in the process, caught between the dead and the living, Robert and Jessica find themselves in a situation from which they cannot escape. Argento transposes THE BLACK CAT to the present, with Harvey Keitel as Rod Usher, a crime scene photographer whose flighty girlfriend, Annabel, has a cat he despises. Usher kills the cat, telling Annabel that it's gone missing. Through a chain of events that reveals itself to be nothing less than destiny, Rod's life turns to a violent shambles.
Romero, once again using an animated corpse as a plot device, directs his wordy tale with a restrained hand. Argento's unmistakable style comes through in the gruesome THE BLACK CAT, making this minor effort for these two major directors an interesting curiosity not to be missed by fans of the genre.
A Double Dose of Terror from the Directors of DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUSPIRIA The masters of modern horror – George Romero and Dario Argento – bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of RESERVOIR DOGS) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own' Martin Balsam (PSYCHO) and Tom Atkins (MANIAC COP) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly effects by gore master Tom Savini (FRIDAY THE 13TH, THE PROWLER).
TWO EVIL EYES combines two classic Edgar Allan Poe stories, expertly filmed by two of horror's finest directors: George A. Romero and Dario Argento.
Essential Cinema |
Horror Movies |
- Theatrical release (Rome, Italy): February 1990.