Eyes of Laura Mars Movie Poster 

woman awakes from a nightmare… her name is Laura Mars (Dunaway)... disturbed by the dream she gets out of bed and pursues some photographs, she then picks up a book ‘The Eyes of Laura Mars’ and leafs through it… in the pages she sees the face of the victim murdered in her dream.

Laura Mars is a controversial fashion photographer in New York City… It is here that Laura’s penchant for merging sex and violence in her work is causing great controversy.

On the opening of her latest photographic journal at a downtown gallery, the feminist press is baying for her blood and she encounters a charismatic stranger who is offended by her work… he seemingly doesn’t realize he’s talking to the actual artist though. The evening is further blighted by the news that the woman murdered in Laura’s dream has in fact been murdered.

Next day, Laura is down on a photo shoot when suddenly she experiences visions of a menacing presence stalking a woman. Upset from the vision she takes a break, but the vision soon returns showing the killer attacking the woman, which happens to be another one of her fashion world associates.

She rushes to the scene but is evidently too late as the police are already there… she tells the officers that she ‘had seen’ the crime. She is arrested and taken in to custody for questioning. The investigating homicide officer, Lt. John Neville (Lee Jones) just happens to be the gentleman who had taken offence of her work the previous evening.

He shows Laura photos of previous crime scenes… she has replicated them exactly in her own fashion work… this was his reason for staking her out at the gallery.

As the film continues the visions…premonitions… become more frequent as her associates from the fashion world, who all featured in her book, are murdered one-by-one. She inevitably becomes romantically involved with Lt. John Neville as he attempts to shield her from the mysterious maniac killer who is craving up the fashion world!

Don't forget that Eyes of Laura Mars is now available to order on Widescreen DVD using our special 70s search device... [See DVD section or click here for more details]
Written By: Stuart Fitzgerald [Contact]

The film has an impressive all star cast… Faye Dunaway was fresh from winning the Academy Award for ‘Network’ (1976). Tommy Lee Jones was in his first starring role, the ever-impressive Brad Dourif supported along with other established actors like Rene Auberjonois and Frank Adonis.

The movie comes across like a flawed love story/big budget version of an Italian giallo… a multiple murder mystery with a tantalizing twist reserved for the final scene. The backdrop of the New York fashion industry ensures that the mysterious ice-pick killer gets to murder plenty of pretty faces in a blend of eroticism and sadism… true giallo style which attempts to evoke Mario Bava’s ‘Blood and Black Lace’ (1964) and the work of Dario Argento.

Faye Dunaway is probably the most unconvincing fashion photographer I’ve ever seen. Her attire makes her more akin to a librarian or frumpy schoolteacher than controversial photographer who merges sex and ultra violence in her work… although we know the old adage about judging by appearances I spouse. She plays the tormented, neurotic psychic side of the character well enough though.

Tommy Lee Jones revels in his edgy detective role and seems to enjoy getting all steamed up with Faye Dunaway… his romantic roles have been few and far between of course.

The film just about works and is regarded as a cult classic in some quarters.

Rewind Factor: 5

The provocative photos in the film where actually taken by world famous photographer Helmut Newton.

Director Irvin Kershner 70s resume reads ‘Loving’ (1970) with George Segal and Sterling Hayden, the Barbra Streisand comedy ‘Up the Sandbox’ (1972). ‘S*P*Y*S’ (1974) which starred Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland, as well as ‘The Return of a Man Called Horse’ (1976) with legend Richard Harris. He also directed the impressive TV film ‘Raid on Entebbe’ (1977). His 80s highlights include ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980) and the unofficial James Bond film ‘Never Say Never Again’ (1983) with Sean Connery.

John Carpenter co-wrote the screenplay. He wasn’t to happy with the finished product as David Zelag Goodman re-wrote the ending but had the satisfaction of seeing his low budget horror ‘Halloween’ (1978) totally eclipse ‘…Laura Mars’ at the box office that year.

Barbra Streisand sang the theme of the movie. [Thanks to Rudy]

A lyric in the song "Gold Dust" by Tori Amos refers to the movie. "You can see in the dark, through the eyes of Laura Mars" [Thanks to Daniel]

Do you know some Eyes of Laura Mars trivia that we could add? [Please send it in]

Eyes of Laura Mars was filmed at locations in New York City, New York.

Can you help? Do you know any of the New York City, New York filming locations used for Eyes of Laura Mars? [Please send them in]

Eyes of Laura Mars DVD  Eyes of Laura Mars on DVD?
DVD Help / More info
[USA or Region 1 DVD]
[16:9 -Widescreen Enhanced][MONO]Trailer, Commentary, Featurette, Notes
Our Comments: Good disc.
[UK / Europe or Region 2 DVD]
[16:9 -Widescreen Enhanced]
Trailer, Commentary, Featurette, Notes
Our Comments: Good disc.
Eyes of Laura Mars Soundtrack

Great disco soundtrack!

Soundtrack Available: Used Vinyl LP / Tape


Now Includes Movie Posters! Using our unique, "one-click" intelligent search device, you can now find that elusive copy of Eyes of Laura Mars, it's soundtrack or Movie Poster at the very best price, Even if it's out of print!

You guys asked for it... So now it's improved! -Our updated "Weird Science" style search device on the right side of the page will find DVD's, Videos, Soundtracks and Movie Posters for Eyes of Laura Mars instantly from the big name suppliers on the web who really care about price and service. It also finds other web sites for Eyes of Laura Mars too! [« More Help]

The 70's Movies Rewind is proudly a spam-free non-commercial site, written by 70s movie fans... for '70s movie fans.


If you enjoy this site, please help to support us and keep us SPAM FREE by ordering your stuff through this service. As you probably already know, we are not a corporation, but just 80's fans like you. We're not after your $$$, just a contribution to the running costs...

« We're always updating and improving, so please  and check back with us regularly...
"She saw all through the camera's eye. Then suddenly she saw death!"

Eyes of Laura Mars Picture
Eyes of Laura Mars Picture
Eyes of Laura Mars Picture
Eyes of Laura Mars Picture

Eyes of Laura Mars Movie Details
Irvin Kershner
Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Frank Adonis, Raul Julia, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Taylor, Darlanne Fluegel
I found it to be a enjoyable, trashy, camp thriller with its strengths being its strong cast, array of beautiful models, superb disco soundtrack and retro fashions, which capture the mood of disco era so accurately.
Plot holes you could drive through.

Eyes of Laura Mars Links
Quality non-commercial, spam free links researched by us for Eyes of Laura Mars.
IMDb page for Eyes of Laura MarsThe IMDb page for Eyes of Laura Mars
Trailer for Eyes of Laura MarsTrailer for Eyes of Laura Mars

Interesting review of the film.

Girls, Girls, Girls
Loads of info on the charismatic Faye Dunaway.


Buy DVD / CD / VHS
That's Right!!Our unique, free search device below will find you BIG DISCOUNTS on your favorite 70's CD's VHS tapes or DVD's.

Support this site and keep us SPAM FREE by using it to find stuff for Eyes of Laura Mars, even if it's out of print!

Stuff For Eyes of Laura Mars
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars DVD -USA
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars DVD -Canada
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars DVD -EUR
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars VHS -USA
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars VHS -Canada
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars VHS -UK
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars Soundtrack
Search For Eyes of Laura Mars Poster
Eyes of Laura Mars On The Web
Web Sites
« More cool '70s stuff...

« 70's Movies Chat ! Talk 70's movies with other users in our forum...
« USA DVD News Find out what cool '70s movies are being released soon on DVD in the USA...
« UK/European DVD News Find out what cool '70s movies are being released soon on DVD in the UK and Europe...
« Link to us Tools to help you link to this page or this site...
« Refer this page to a friend Share the best of the 70's with everyone...
« Retro Fans Join in the fun, writing about your favorite 70's movies...
« Disappointed That we don't have a page for your favorite 70's movie???... Click Here

Page Updated:
PageBuild v2.7v2.7
« Choose Another Movie ?
About Us | Contact Us | 70's Movies Home | 80's Site | Help
Eyes of Laura Mars and all movie images are ©1978 Columbia/TriStar.
All original content is ©1999, 2007 Fast Rewind WebSites. Page Written By: Stuart Fitzgerald