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X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes is a independently made color science fiction - horror filmproduced and directed by Roger Cormanthat stars Ray Milland. The film, written by Ray Russell and Robert Dillonis notable for featuring comedian Don Rickles in a straight dramatic role.
Veteran character actor Morris Ankrum makes an uncredited appearance in his final role. American International Pictures distributed the film in the fall of as a double feature with the Francis Ford Coppola -directed horror thriller Dementia Notable for its use of special effects to portray Dr.
Xavier's greatly enhanced vision, the film's effects, though crude by today's standards, are still effective in conveying to the audience the protagonist's bizarre viewpoint. Xavier develops eye drops intended to increase the range of human vision, allowing one to see beyond the "visible" spectrum into the ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths and beyond. Believing that testing on animals and volunteers will produce uselessly subjective observations, he tests A Message - The X-Ray Eyes - See Through You drops on himself.
Initially, Xavier discovers that he can see through people's clothing, and he uses his vision to save a young girl whose medical problem was misdiagnosed. Over time and with continued use of the drops, Xavier's visual capacity increases and his ability to control it decreases. Eventually, he can no longer see the world in human terms, but only in forms of lights and textures that his brain is unable to fully comprehend. Even closing his eyes brings no relief from the darkness in his increasingly frightening world, as he can now see through his closed eyelids.
After accidentally killing A Message - The X-Ray Eyes - See Through You friend, Xavier goes on the run, using his x-ray vision first to work in a carnival, and then to win at gambling in a Las Vegas casino. Xavier's eyes are altered along with his vision: first they become black and gold, and then entirely black.
Civil War - Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I - World Tour - 1992 In Tokyo (VHS) hide his startling appearance, he wears dark wrap-around sunglasses at all times.
Leaving Las Vegas, Xavier drives out into the desert and wanders into a religious tent revival. He tells the evangelist that he is beginning to see things at the edges of the universe, including an "eye that sees us all" in the center of the universe. The pastor A Message - The X-Ray Eyes - See Through You that what he sees is "sin and the devil" and quotes the Biblical verse, "If thine eye offends thee Corman says the idea for the film was his.
Lovecraft film adaptation, The Haunted Palace Stephen Kingin his horror film book Danse Macabreclaims there were rumors that the ending originally went further, with Milland crying out "I can still see" after gouging out his eyes. Stephen King saw the picture and wrote a different ending, and I thought, 'His ending is better than mine ' ". The site's critical consensus reads, "By turns lurid and disturbing, The Man with the X-Ray Eyes is a compelling piece of sci-fi pulp and one of Roger Corman's most effective movies".
Corman has considered updating the film with modern special effects, or possibly remaking the film entirely. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Man with the X-ray Eyes. Robert Dillon Ray Russell.
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