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Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

Pierre Brasseur
Director: Georges Franju Cast: Pierre Brasseur
Pierre Brasseur
, Alida Valli
Alida Valli
, Edith Scob
Edith Scob
Georges Franju
Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

Pierre Brasseur
Director: Georges Franju Cast: Pierre Brasseur
Pierre Brasseur
, Alida Valli
Alida Valli
, Edith Scob
Edith Scob
Georges Franju

Blu-ray (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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Overview

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, Prof. Genessier, who has vowed to restore the face of his daughter, Christiane (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.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
UPC: 0715515110815
Original Release: 1960
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 2,709

Special Features

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; High-definition digital restoration of Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju's 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris; Archival interviews with Franju on the horror genre, cinema, and the making of Blood of the Beasts; New interview with actor Edith Scob; Excerpts from Les Grand-Pères du Crime, a 1985 documentary about Eyes With a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac; Trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by novelist Patrick McGrath and film historian David Kalat

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierre Brasseur Prof. Genessier
Alida Valli Louise
Edith Scob Christiane Genessier
Francois Guerin Jacques Vernon
Juliette Mayniel Edna Gruber
Beatrice Altariba Paulette
Yvette Etievant Actor
Lucien Hubert Actor
Marcel Pérès Actor
Alexandre Rignault Insp. Parot
Charles Blavette Actor
Claude Brasseur Inspector
Michel Etcheverry Forensic surgeon
René Génin Emile Tessot

Technical Credits
Georges Franju Director,Screenwriter
Antoine Archimbaud Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Boileau Screenwriter
Jules Borkon Producer
Auguste Capelier Production Designer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Gerard Klein Makeup
Thomas Narcejac Screenwriter
Gilbert Natot Editor
Jean Redon Screenwriter
Claude Sautet Asst. Director,Screenwriter
Eugen Schüftan Cinematographer

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