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Eyes without a face - Les Yeux Sans Visage (1962)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Pierre Brasseur Prof. Genessier
Alida Valli Louise
Edith Scob Christiane Genessier
Francois Guerin Jacques Vernon
Juliette Mayniel Edna Gruber
Beatrice Altariba Paulette
Alexandre Rignault Insp. Parot
Marcel Pérès Forensic surgeon
Claude Brasseur Inspector
Lucien Hubert Emile Tessot
François Guérin Jacques Vernon
Béatrice Altariba Paulette
Charles Blavette L´homme de la fourrière
Plot
French director Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans Visage) is an unsettling, sometimes poetic horror film. Pierre Brasseur plays a brilliant plastic surgeon who has vowed to restore the face of his daughter Edith Scob, who was mutilated in an automobile accident. With the help of his assistant (Alida Valli), he kidnaps young women, surgically removes their facial features, and attempts to graft their beauty onto his daughter's hideous countenance. This naturally has an adverse effect on the "donors", some of whom commit suicide rather than go through life faceless. Franju's haunting, muted handling of basic horror material is what lifts Eyes Without a Face out of the ordinary and into the realm of near-classic. When the film failed to draw crowds under its original title, however, the distributors decided to exploit it as a two-bit "scare" flick with the new title The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus. — Hal Erickson
Movie Details
Genre Foreign; Horror; Thriller
Director Georges Franju
Producer Jules Borkon
Writer Pierre Boileau; Pierre Gascar; Thomas Narcejac
Studio Lux Productions
Country France
Language French
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 84 mins
Movie Release Date 10/24/1962
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 381
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/7/2004
Product Details
Edition Criterion Collection
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 037429195727
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Blood Of The Beasts (Le Sang de betes), Georges Franju's 1949 short documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris
Archival interviews with Franju on horror, cinema and the making of Blood of the Beasts
Excerpt from Les Grands-peres du crime, a documentary featuring Eyes Without a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (Diabolique, Vertigo)
Theatrical Trailers
Stills gallery of rare production photos and promotional material
New essays by novelist Patrick McGrath and writer and film historian David Halat
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