Two Evil Eyes (1990) Blue Underground 8/24/2021
Directed By: Dario Argento, George Romero
Starring: EG Marshall, Harvey Keitel, Kim Hunter, Adriene Barbeau, Tom Atkins, John Amos, Martin Balsam
Disclaimer: Blue Underground has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
Picture: When comparing the 2019 release to 2021's I can say without a doubt that this is a great leap forward. Blue Underground has taken steps to retain both directors segments visual color palate whilst also bringing things up in terms of image quality. Right off the bat Romero's segment looks stunning and has a rich warmth hue to it but also I noticed right away the depth and sharpness of the image really pops out. Details in set design, locales and Barbara Anderson's costume work really are showcased in all their glory. Argento's The Black Cat, like the first segment retains Dario's visual style of pop's of color and strange color hues but just freshens the image up. I think that BU has really taken the UHD game by storm and this is impressive.
Sound: Two Evil Eye truly impresses with a utterly strong Dolby Atmos track. The track has a nice complex 3D sound in my opinion and it takes great advantage of the sound design and effects, not to mention the excellent score. Like this picture, this is a nice upgrade to the previous edition.
Extras: Blue Underground has ported over the extras from the old DVD/Blu Ray release and also the newer features released in Oct of 2019. This includes:
Disc 1 (UHD Commentary by Troy Howarth Author or Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento (an excellent track ported over from the 2019 edition).
Disc 2 (Blu Ray) Special Features:
Behind the Scenes FX, At Home with Tom Savini, Adrianne Barbeau on George Romero and a ton of interviews including: Dario Argento, George Romero, Tom Savini, Claudio Argento, Asia Argento , Ramy Zada, Madeline Potter, Pino Donaggio, Franco Ferrini, Lugi Cozzi, Everett Burrell and Barbara Anderson.
Its worth noting that this does not include the Soundtrack which was included in the previous 2019 edition.
Final Thoughts/Should You Upgrade?
The burning question from fans who already bought the 2019 edition is, it worth the upgrade? I think without a doubt if you are a Romero/Argento this is a must-have, in my humble opinion. I actually think owning both the 2019 edition and this edition is the way to go. If you don't own this already and don't mind not having the soundtrack it's certainly the edition to get. Fans may not want to double-dip but I think based alone on the upgraded picture and sound it's very much worth a purchase. Blue Underground has done a great job and you should consider these must-owns. I have been incredibly impressed by Underground's restorations and this does not disappoint.