Saturday, 11 May 2019

Midnight Horror Review: Eyes of Laura Mars

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
It's time to take a trip back to 1978 (three years before I was born), the year when the psychological thriller Eyes of Laura Mars was released to theatres starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones,René Auberjonois, Brad Dourif, and Raul Julia!

Based on John Carpenter's eleven-page treatment, Eyes of Laura Mars was written for the screen by David Zelag Goodman and directed by Irvin Kershner. Faye Dunaway plays Laura Mars, a famous controversial fashion photographer who takes erotic photos of models in settings of graphic violence. What makes Laura Mars completely different than other photographers is that she has a psychic ability, giving her a mind's eyes (similar to looking through the lens of a camera). This is how she has been witnessing a series of brutal murders, which have inspired all of her gallery portraits.

Laura becomes a possible murder suspects after a police detective, John Neville (played by Tommy Lee Jones), discovers her portraits are very similar to real crime scene photographs. After ruling her out as a murder suspect, John begins to believe she has a sixth sense and will do anything to protect from the serial killer.

Eyes of Laura Mars (R; 104 minutes; $14.98) will be released on Blu-ray on May 14th by Mill Creek Entertainment. The only bonus extra is an Audio Commentary by Director Irvin Kershner.

Final Thoughts

Eyes of Laura Mars is one of those thrillers that has been long forgotten about and only comes back into your memory when it gets released on Blu-ray. Some of you might recall me reviewing the movie on last year's Shadow Stalkers DVD review.

The film is an average thriller with great performances from the cast, an excellent soundtrack, and a few interesting twists and turns. The only problem I have with the film is the slow pacing; resulting in me becoming slightly bored while watching it. Don't get me wrong, I do like the movie!!! It's just I have to be in a specific mood to watch to this type of flick.

The picture & sound quality is excellent compared to the version Mill Creek Entertainment released on DVD last year, which the movie had to share space on a disc with other titles.

Overall, Eyes of Laura Mars is an intriguing film to add to your Blu-ray collection.

*Note: I received a review copy from Mill Creek Entertainment. 
All opinions are my own.

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