Eyes Without a Face (Blu-ray)

Eyes Without a Face (Blu-ray)
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Item:  CRRN 2313BR

Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • High-definition digital restoration of Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju's 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris
    • Archival interviews with Franju on the horror genre, cinema, and the making of Blood of the Beasts
    • New interview with actor Edith Scob
    • Excerpts from Les Grand-Pères du Crime, a 1985 documentary about Eyes With a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
    • Trailers
    • Plus: a booklet featuring essays by novelist Patrick McGrath and film historian David Kalat
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 02/23/1996
"...Genuine chills....Deeply unnerving..." -- Rating: A-
Los Angeles Times - 01/21/1996
"...From its expressive title to its brilliant, unsettling images, LES YEUX SANS VISAGE is a film to haunt your dreams..."
USA Today - 01/12/2001
"...Georges Franju's French horror masterpiece..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/31/2003
"...A film to haunt your dreams. Disturbing, disorienting, quietly terrifying....A startlingly beautiful and artful piece of cinema as well..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/31/2003
"Franju constructs an elegant visual work; here is a horror movie in which the shrieks are not by the characters but by the images."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2005
"Maurice Jarre provides a disturbingly jaunty, nightmare-carousel score..."
Uncut - 06/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Georges Franju's 1959 horror-fairytale hybrid remains a true one-off....This is like Bunuel untethered."
Empire - 07/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Lyrical and macabre, its creepy aura prevails right through to its closing shot, still one of the most enigmatic in the genre -- haunting, confounding and destined to linger."

Plot Synopsis:

The pulp poetic masterpiece from surrealist director Georges Franju, in which a maniacal plastic surgeon becomes obsessed with restoring his beloved daughter's face, which was mutilated in a horrible accident. When all conventional methods fail, he hatches a mad plot, murdering women in an insane attempt to graft their faces onto his daughter's.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Mad Doctor | Murder | Mystery | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | Tragedy

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 17, 1995 (NYC)

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  • Sales Rank: 125,234
  • UPC: 715515110815
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