The first time Pittsburgh’s George Romero hooked up with Italy’s Dario Argento, he was able to get the masterpiece Dawn of the Dead produced. The second time Romero and Argento joined creative forces they decided to make a film together yet giving each other their half of the film. Two Evil Eyes has each director making their own adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe story in contemporary Pittsburg. Romero chose “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” with Adrienne Barbeau (Maude and Swamp Thing) while Argento did his version of “The Black Cat” with Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction). Now Two Evil Eyes is coming out in a three disc Blu-ray set featuring a new 4K transfers, plenty of bonus features and the soundtrack on a CD just in time for Halloween. Here’s the press release from Blue Underground:
TWO EVIL EYES
3-Disc Limited Edition / 4K Restoration coming October 29th
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 FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) 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), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC). In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present TWO EVIL EYES in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, packed with exclusive new and archival Extras!
Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
Poster & Still Gallery
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
Two Masters’ Eyes – Interviews with Directors Dario Argento & George Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tom Savini, Executive Producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento
Savini’s EFX – A Behind-the-Scenes look at the film’s Special Make-Up Effects
At Home With Tom Savini – A personal tour of Tom Savini’s home
Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero
NEW! Before I Wake – Interview with Star Ramy Zada
NEW! Behind The Wall – Interview with Star Madeleine Potter
NEW! One Maestro And Two Masters – Interview with Composer Pino Donaggio
NEW! Rewriting Poe – Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
NEW! The Cat Who Wouldn’t Die – Interview with Assistant Director Luigi Cozzi
NEW! Two Evil Brothers – Interview with Special Make-Up Assistant Everett Burrell
NEW! Working With George – Interview with Costume Designer Barbara Anderson
Disc 3 (CD): TWO EVIL EYES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Pino Donaggio
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
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