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Julia's Eyes [Blu-ray]

Belén Rueda , Lluís Homar , Guillem Morales    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui
  • Directors: Guillem Morales
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00525QKMK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,529 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) presents the story of Julia (Belén Rueda, The Orphanage), a woman suffering from a degenerative sight disease who finds her blind sister Sara hung in her basement. Despite all signs pointing to suicide, Julia decides to investigate what she intuitively feels is a murder case. Julia’s sight gradually deteriorates as she uncovers the terrifying truth about Sara's death, and an invisible man with a mysterious link to Sarah begins to stalk her and leave a series of unexplained deaths in his trail.   

Special Features:
  • Interview with Guillermo Del Toro
  • Interview with Guillem Morales
  • Interview with Belén Rueda
  • Interview with Lluís Homar
  • B-Roll

Product Description

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Spanish ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Julia (Rueda) is suffering from an inherited medical condition that is slowly robbing her eyesight. Her twin sister Sara shares the same affliction and has recently undergone an unsuccessful operation to reverse her transition into blindness. When Julia learns of her sister's death by suicide, she refuses to believe the police report. Along with her husband Isaac (Luis Homar), Julia begins questioning Sara's neighbours and retracing her recent past in search of a mysterious male friend who may be involved in her death. The stress of the loss and the unpleasant events that start to happen around her causes Julia's eyesight to rapidly diminish. She is tormented by an 'Invisible Man', and suffers several chilling confrontations in her attempts to unravel the mystery. ...Julia's Eyes (2010) ( Los ojos de Julia ) ( Lost Eyes ) (Blu-Ray)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tense psychological thriller 5 Jun 2011
I saw this last night after it being made "Film of the Week" on BBC's Kermode & Mayo film review. It's a film that plays on some of our simplest fears - fear of the dark and fear of the unknown. And whilst I guessed what would happen in quite a few areas, there was one point in the film when I was completely engrossed in Julia's anxiety - like her, I didn't know who to trust and I doubted everything I suspected.

For me, the best thrillers are the ones that create atmosphere and this film does it brilliantly. I felt very uneasy and tense for a large part of it. Belén Rueda was great as Julia and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her ("The Orphanage" is now definitely on my 'to see' list). Just a slight warning if you're squeamish about eyes, there's one scene you might want to avoid, but don't let that put you off the rest of the film!

So why not 5 stars? A few things annoyed me - there's no way Julia would be allowed to stay in that house on her own after everything that happened and then there was the rusty, dark community centre (which, whilst visually and atmospherically great, was not very believable). BUT I have to agree with Mark Kermode's comment on the film: "If you can give me one of these every now and then - a proper, inventive psychological... that is put together with craftsman-like care and attention - that will keep me going."
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absence is a man of fear 26 Aug 2011
By Ben
Julia's twin sister killed herself but there is something quite not right. Is there really someone who caused it or is it just her imagination running wild? When Julia and her husband, Isaac, go to her sister's home to prepare the funeral for Sara, she can feel it too. Everybody around her does not see what Julia's eyes see. Yes, there is evil but is it a ghost? a presence? an unknown something?

This chiller from Spain is superbly crafted and the eerie ambiance makes this a scary affair for me. The director really knows how to play a lot of tricks with your mind, you will never know what is the cause of all of this until near the end of this atmospheric thriller. Belén Rueda who played Julia and her twin sister Sara is so magnificent in her double roles.

Don't let the subtitles ruin the fun in watching this Spanish flick. Make sure you dim the lights and open your eyes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy but Amazing! 27 Jan 2012
By Amy
The story is tense and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way till its climatic conclusion. It is well filmed, adding more tension and excitement to a fantastic story line.
I would recommend this film. It is well worth the money, but it's best watched with the lights on!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good reviews - read with caution 23 July 2014
By echo
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Had my misgivings soon after beginning to watch this Spanish film (have watched many excellent Spanish films & have no problem with subtitles). The plot soon deteriorated into rubbish with the acting following closely behind. I must have been very stuck for something to do as I watched this twaddle to the ridiculous end. Another waste of time and money. I no longer read good reviews of films( or books) but go straight to the lowest review rating. If it seems reasonable I base decision to watch/ read on that.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, tense and terrifying thriller 30 Jun 2011
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I've never known a horror film display a genuinely moving love story, whilst simultaneously developing suspense, anticipation, fear and scares throughout (I jumped out of my seat on numerous occasions). A superb performance from Belén Rueda, as well as from the supporting cast combined with inventive direction and camera work make this a thoroughly enjoyable and truly frightening film.

One of the things that surprised me most was the use of blank screen for quite a sustained period, which in film could be compared to dead air on the radio, yet this was incorporated so skilfully and fittingly, and considering the films narrative, I can't think of anything more suitable and compelling (other than the camera flash scene perhaps). There are many techniques used which put us very much in the position of the heroine by limiting what we can see, as her vision deteriorates so does our perception of the world and the more the film progresses, the less we know or can be certain of and as we doubt her perceptions, so too do we doubt our own. From this premise, our fears escalate and the impact of her physical and psychological traumas truly take hold.

As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the film does draw from Hitchcock and in a very positive way, in that less is more and what is concealed from us is what's terrifying because it is left to our imagination and preys on our own fears, encouraged throughout by our compassion for the heroine. Compelled by Belén's marvellous performance depicting the trauma of her condition, together with the cinematic techniques employed to further our sympathies with her predicament, this is an excellent psychological thriller/horror film, imbued with love, fear, loneliness and darkness which will not fail to satisfy. When you don't know where terror lurks is what makes a film all the more terrifying, a premise of which Julia's Eye's is a shining example.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable 27 Mar 2014
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Reasonable film, good pace, not too scary (so suited my wife) and interesting storyline. Could have done with a little more suspense.

Spanish with subtitles
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4.0 out of 5 stars Will keep you jumping all the way through 25 Mar 2014
By Linda
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I love Del Torro's films, and this is no exception. Whilst trying to convince everyone she's not paranoid, Julia has to work alone to unravel the mystery of her sister's apparent suicide. With more twists and turns that I expected, it kept me guessing right to the end. Chilling and scary, I would recommend it. Just make sure you lock the doors before you start watching... and keep the lights on!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
Even if youre not a fan of subtitles give this a try. Fabulous acting, high tension from the beginning, kept me guessing til the end. Love this!
Published 14 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars GOT TO WATCH
Fantastic film and even though it has subtitles it is worth it :)
Published 26 days ago by Sarah-Jane Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars SCARY FILM
Published 7 months ago by justme
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly average
[spoilers follow]

I ordered this film on the strength of having watched the trailer. It certainly seemed atmospheric and suspenseful. I was wrong. Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. Dench
5.0 out of 5 stars Bellavista Blindness.
Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) is directed by Guillem Morales who also co-writes the screenplay with Oriol Paulo. It stars Belen Rueda, Lluis Homar and Julia Gutierrez Caba. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Spike Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars nothing wrong with my eyes
Fantastic fantastic fantastic! !!
If you love the kind of horror that is more heavy on tension and atmosphere than splatter then this is for you.
Like The Orphanage. Read more
Published 10 months ago by The Wolf
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great movie, I like this directors work and this movie did not disappoint, this is definitely one I'll be recommending.
Published 11 months ago by CG
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
I didn't find this very riviting; a rather drawn out convoluted and erratic film regarding a woman with a degenerative eye condition investigating her twin sisters death, denoted... Read more
Published 12 months ago by All of them Witches
2.0 out of 5 stars Ham And Hokum
Oops, I made something of a boo boo with this one. I had thought when I (obviously fleetingly) saw the credits for this 2010 film that it was made by Juan Antonio Bayona, Spanish... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Keith M
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Spanish subtitles I can not watch a movie with them and did not state when purchasing this item. Big disappointment
Published 17 months ago by elaine jones
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