Deadly Eyes dares to mix Scatman Crothers with giant rats for an ’80s cult sensation. What more needs to be said to make this the hottest retro monster film of the summer? Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
One of the most sought-after long-lost “animal attack” horror films is now finally available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time!
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A FILM BY ACTION DIRECTOR ROBERT CLOUSE
Starring Sam Groom, Sara Botsford and Co-Starring Scatman Crothers, Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson
COLLECTIBLE BLU-RAY+DVD COMBO PACK INVADES STORE SHELVES EVEYWHERE
ON JULY 15, 2014 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
Have you ever wondered what would be lurking beneath your seat? Meet one of mankind’s deadliest enemies— super-sized RATS! Each year they plunder one fifth of our food, spread deadliest diseases and destroy billions of dollars’ worth of properties. They are very hungry and ready to pounce on their next prey. Adapted from celebrated British author James Herbert’s best-selling novel THE RATS, the animal attack terror comes to life in the 1982 film adaptation DEADLY EYES, starring Sam Groom (The Baby Maker, Law & Order) and Sara Botsford (Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, The Fog) from action filmmaker Robert Clouse (Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon). A throwback to the giant-monster movies of the 1950s, DEADLY EYES is packed with high-tension suspense and gruesome terror. This nail-biting thriller co-stars Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Lisa Langlois (The Nest) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains). On July 15, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release DEADLY EYES Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack, featuring new interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis, writer Charles Eglee and more. A must-have for horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, this special SCREAM FACTORY release is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.
Pre-order is now available now at Shout! Factory.
Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is man’s last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race!
Based on the novel THE RATS by James Herbert with a screenplay by Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead), this nail-biting thriller is directed by Robert Clouse and co-stars Scatman Crothers, Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson.
GOLDEN HARVEST presents A FILMTRUST Production “DEADLY EYES” Starring SAM GROOM, SARA BOTSFORD Special Appearance by SCATMAN CROTHERS
Music by ANTHONY GUEFEN Co-Producer CHARLES EGLEE
Executive Producer J. GORDON ARNOLD Based on the novel “THE RATS” by JAMES HERBERT and a screenplay by LONON SMITH
Screenplay by CHARLES EGLEE Produced by JEFFREY SCHECHTMAN PAUL KAHNERT Directed by ROBERT CLOUSE
• New interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, writer
Charles Eglee, art director Ninkey Dalton, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis.
• TV Spot
BD: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Mono
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