Eyes of a Stranger (1981 film)
|Eyes of a Stranger|
|Directed by||Ken Wiederhorn|
|Produced by||Ronald Zerra|
|Written by||Mark Jackson|
|Starring||Jennifer Jason Leigh
|Music by||Richard Einhorn|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures (1981 Theatrical)
Warner-Columbia (1981 Austrian Thetrical Release)
Warner Home Video (1994 VHS and 2007 DVD)
The film centers around a rapist and murderer who stalks his victims and then calls them repeatedly before raping and killing them. A feminist TV anchor becomes suspicious and investigates one of her neighbors, who she believes is committing the crimes.
Eyes of a Stranger was given a wide theatrical release in the United States by Warner Bros. on March 27, 1981, debuting No. 1 at the box office and earning $546,724 its opening weekend. It eventually grossed an estimated $1.1 million.
The film was originally cut for an R rating, removing many instances of violence including a decapitation from the film, leaving only the final head shot uncut. As a result many of Tom Savini's gore effects were cut out or edited. The uncut version was released on DVD as part of Warner's Twisted Terror Collection with an R-rating on the packaging.
- Cavett Binion. "Eyes of a Stranger (1981)". Allmovie. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
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