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(aka "Moonlight Madness" or "Terror House")

 

 

Directed by Leslie Arliss
UK 1942

 

A powerful, atmospheric thriller from director Leslie Arliss, The Night Has Eyes stars memorable character actor Wilfrid Lawson, a youthful James Mason and British femme fatale Joyce Howard. Featuring haunting cinematography from Gunther Krampf this classic drama is featured here as a new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio.

Schoolteacher Marian Ives visits the Yorkshire moors where her friend, Evelyn, disappeared a year ago. Caught in a violent storm, she takes refuge in a large, lonely house to which she is grudgingly admitted by Stephen Deremid, a reclusive pianist traumatised by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. While Marian finds herself attracted to Stephen, she also begins to suspect that he may have had something to do with her friend's disappearance...

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Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of Stephen, one-time pianist shell-shocked in the Spanish Civil War. Doris flees as soon as the flood subsides; but Marian's suspicions about Evelyn's fate, in conflict with her growing love for Stephen, prompt her to stay on among the misty bogs.

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Theatrical Release: June 1st, 1942

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Review: Network Releasing - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Network Releasing - Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:18:56.583        
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1.37:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 16,702,472,269 bytes

Feature: 16,591,306,752 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.97 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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PCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit

Subtitles English, None
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1.37:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 16,702,472,269 bytes

Feature: 16,591,306,752 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.97 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

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Blu-ray Release Date:
July 15th, 2019
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Chapters 12

 

 

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ADDITION: Network Releasing Blu-ray (February 2020): Network Releasing have transferred 1942's The Night Has Eyes to Blu-ray. It is a delightful British thriller that looks fairly modest in 1080P. I can only think it was the condition of the source but the image quality has inconsistencies that can present a softness surfacing sporadically throughout the film. Most of the HD presentation is appealing with decent contrast, film textures and pleasing detail. There is depth and very few speckles. It looked fine in-motion.

NOTE: Nathaniel Thompson tells us in our Facebook Group: "FYI, as with Network's DVD, this is the censored UK theatrical release with most of the nightmarish final scene removed. The full version is around on various public domain labels. At least this is the best looking version by far!"

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On their Blu-ray, Network Releasing use a linear PCM mono track (16-bit) in the original English language. It's about the same quality as the video - with some, less-consequential, fluctuations. There is an uncredited score by Charles Williams (Night Train to Munich, The Lady Vanishes), that really suit the mysterious atmopshere of the film. Network Releasing offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'B'-locked Blu-ray.

 

 

The Network Releasing Blu-ray has only an image gallery of posters and a few glossy stills and in the root of the disc you can access a promotional PDF file.

The Night Has Eyes is exactly my type of late-night movie. Without giving away too many spoilers it's a film that frequently reminded me of Hitchcock's Rebecca with romance cloaked in a murder mystery. James Mason is the 'Maxim' de Winter character - brooding and psychologically tortured. It has elements of a 'B' film version of that Daphne Du Maurier classic. Joyce Howard's expressions are a shade over-the-top but it's a wonderful little mystery-thriller. The bare-bones Network Blu-ray is a great find - nabbed at the right price.

Gary Tooze

 


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