- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: October 25, 2005
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Blue Underground
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Surround EX - English
- DTS ES - English
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- Biographies: Cast, Crew
- Poster Art Gallery
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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.
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.