- Actors: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene
- Directors: Donald Cammell
- Writers: Donald Cammell, Andrew Klavan, China Kong, Laurence Klavan
- Producers: Brad Wyman, Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Warner
- VHS Release Date: 5 July 1999
- Run Time: 107 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004CKAJ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 567,440 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
White Of The Eye [VHS]
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After a series of killings in which everyday housewives are brutally mutilated, sound expert Paul White (David Keith) comes under suspicion by the police. In an attempt to prove his innocence, Paul sets out to track down the real killer, but soon even Paul's own wife, Joan (Cathy Moriarty), begins to have her doubts.
One of the great secret works in cinema -- --David Thomson
You have to see this movie --Dread Central
Filmed in the icy, yet spectacular manner of a Dario Argento film --DVD Beaver --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Magnificent direction from Donald Cammell, with superb performances from Cathy Moriarty and David Keith. This is very disturbing in parts but also tender, thought-provoking and utterly gripping from start to finish.
Making wonderful use of the Tuscon locations and featuring a wealth of quirky minor characters, White Of The Eye must be seen! Any serious film fan will love this!
Deserves a proper release on DVD as this particular transfer is pretty awful.
I await with bated breath a restored Bluray release for this incredible film.
White of the Eye never once delves into been there done that territory at least without acknowledgment and reconstruction of context and for a genre as stalwart as thriller, that is a towering achievement. An achievement only a truly devoted artist like Cammell could be responsible for. I have a feeling i will be revisiting this film many a time with afresh opinion after each viewing. The hypnotic soundtrack and Argento set pieces don't hurt either.
At its heart are two fine performances from David Keith and Cathy Moriarty, and they do more to keep the film on track that Cammell does. Keith’s small town audio engineer and decent family man finds himself on the suspects list in series of murders of wealthy women because he’s one of 42 people in that state to have bought a certain kind of tyre.Read more ›
The movie follows a typical 80's slasher framework for the first two acts. This cliched, predictable structure allows plenty of opportunity to explore the issues mentioned above.
In the third act, beginning with a grisly bathroom discovery, the slasher movie genre stutters. Expectations here would be for a frantic, exciting chase, with the tables ultimately turned on the killer. We don't get that - really - and this has led some to judge the film as a failure.
Instead, Cammell explores more fully the relationship between the husband and wife. In a hugely unsettling sequence we see their original courtship, the closeness between them now and their reluctance to function in the world apart from each other.
It might be risky, but Cammell pulls it off - just - to make a film that is compelling, disturbing and absurdly romantic. The epilogue, on the surface lifted directly from the 80's straight-to-video handbook, contains an elegance and poignancy which throws this movie in a wonderfully uplifting light.
Performances from the two principles, particularly Moriarty, are peerless. Cinematography and editing are of a similar high standard to Cammell's other work. For some, the movie will be stylistically a period piece, but it is none the worse for this.
If you want a typical slasher movie, get Halloween instead. However if you can see past the cliched 80's format, occasionally awkward arhouse pretensions and extremely challenging subversion of genre, "White of the Eye" is one of the best-observed relationship dramas you are likely to see this, or any, year.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was looking forward to watching this, based on excellent reviews....... however ! The transfer to bluray isn't great - patchy and grainy. The movie itself isn't great either. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nathan
A rarely seen psycological thriller gets a well deserved Bluray release.
Great story, characters, soundtrack etc and all in perfect picture and sound quality. Read more
Watched this the other night, and i really dont see what all the positive reviews are about. Yes, it it well filmed in places. Yes, great location shots too. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Daniel Clemetson
Interesting Cammell film with good use of the Arizona locations. Enjoyed the extras covering his career and making of the film.Published on 13 Sept. 2014 by Amazon Customer
This film appeared on South African Television and due to the exstatic write ups from Amazon and six reviewers, my wife and i decided to watch it with disastrous results from our... Read morePublished on 1 April 2014 by B. D. Compton