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By James Whittington, Tuesday 17th July 2018
Long since regarded as an underrated name among the top tier Italian terror directors, Umberto Lenzi sadly left us just one year ago. Fans should rejoice as 88 Films have been preparing the ultimate edition of what is widely regarded as his most mesmerising horror hit - the 1975 stalk 'n' slash shocker Eyeball!
In this eerie bout of blood-splashed brilliance, a tour bus visiting some especially scenic Spanish resorts encounters a series of gruesome goings-on when one-by-one various tourists begin to lose their peepers to a red-gloved (yes, not a black-gloved!) slaughterer. It is difficult to predict how this roller-coaster ride of knife-play plasma-spilling fear will conclude but one thing is for sure... no one has seen Eyeball looking better than in this amazing new 2k scan which comes as a packed (and they're not kidding about this) limited special edition.
Never before seen in the UK, this amazing 88 Films debut of Eyeball will surely, finally, give Lenzi his standing as one of the finest fright-makers to ever step on a sanguine-caked movie set. Eyeball is available for pre-order from 88 Films NOW and comes accompanied by a new 85 minute long documentary, All Eyes on Lenzi: The Life and Times of the Italian Exploitation Titan - which contains not just unseen Lenzi interview footage and an entire breakdown of the late, great exploitation-helmer's phenomenal celluloid musings but is an official selection of the Sitges International Film Festival 2018! In addition, this outrageously enthusiastic package includes and additional chat with the actress Martine Brochard whose credits include the likes of The Violent Professionals and many other greats of the Rome-based gore-game. As well as original trailers and an audio commentary from Justin Kerswell and the Hysteria Continues team, fans can look forward to an extensive booklet that charts and horror highs and bullet-ridden police ballets of the one and only Umberto Lenzi!
Special Features Brand New 2K Transfer of the Film restored and regraded from original elements All Eyes on Lenzi: The Life and Times of the Italian Exploitation Titan - Brand new feature length documentary (80 minutes) detailing the work and legacy of Rome's most prolific grindhouse nightmare-maker. Features never-before-seen interview footage with Lenzi himself and comments from critics John Martin, Manlio Gomarasca and Rachael Nisbet, academics Calum Waddell and Mikel Koven, actors Danilo Mattei and Giovanni Lombardo Radice and director and writer Scooter McCrae!! Eyeballs on Martine Brochard: 2018 Interview with Actress Martine Brochard Eyeball Locations Featurette Audio commentary by the Hysteria Continues Eyeball trailers Reversible sleeve featuring alternative artwork 4 original "Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro" lobby card reproductions
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