Eyes Without a Face (#260)

Type: New Blu-Ray

At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.


New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju’s 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris (high-definition digital restoration on the Blu-ray edition)

Archival interviews with Franju on the horror genre, cinema, and the making of Blood of the Beasts

New interview with actor Edith Scob (Blu-ray only)

Excerpts from Les grands-pères du crime, a 1985 documentary about Eyes Without a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac


Stills gallery of rare production photos and promotional material (DVD only)

Plus: A booklet featuring essays by novelist Patrick McGrath and film historian David Kalat