Monday, August 19, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Policeman: We found blood in the freezer down in the cellar.
Det. Grogan: Christ! Rich people...
Sick stuff always turns out to be rich people.

Have I got any fans here of the 1990 duology (is that the right word?) Two Evil Eyes, which consists of a pair of half-length films based on Edgar Allen Poe stories, one directed by Dario Argento and the other by George Romero? And starring horror legends Tom Atkins and Adrienne Barbeau, among others?

Well if you're a fan this is a heads-up -- Blue Underground has just announced they're putting out a super-duper blu-ray set in October -- three discs stuffed with special features, far from the least of which is a 4K restoration of the film from its original negative. The second disc has a bunch of docs and interviews which I'll list down below, while the third disc is the film's soundtrack by legendary composer Pino Donaggio. What a thrill! Now you can hit the jump for all of the info...

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
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 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


Anonymous said...

Big fan of both segments, moreso of Dario’s but Romero’s have also won me over the years, surely i will be getting this blu, thanks for the heads-up

BeansDad said...

Hahahaha. I loved John Amos In Beastmaster.