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Fiend Without a Face

Arthur Crabtree

 
Fiend Without a Face (Criterion DVD)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1958
  • 92 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #92

A scientist’s thoughts materialize as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters (complete with spinal-cord tails!) who terrorize an American military base in this nightmarish chiller, directed by Arthur Crabtree (Horrors of the Black Museum). This outstanding sci-fi/horror hybrid is a special effects bonanza, and a high-water mark in British genre filmmaking.

Cast

Major CummingsMarshall Thompson
Prof. WalgateKynaston Reeves
Barbara GriselleKim Parker
Col. ButlerStanley Maxted
Capt. ChesterTerence Kilburn
MayorJames Dyrenforth
Const. GibbonsRobert MacKenzie
Dr. BradleyPeter Madden
Dr. WarrenGil Winfield

Credits

DirectorArthur Crabtree
ProducerJohn Croydon
Executive producerRichard Gordon
ScreenplayHerbert J. Leder
Original storyAmelia Reynolds Long
MusicBuxton Orr
Conducted byFrederic Lewis
Lighting cameramanLionel Banes
EditingR. Q. McNaughton
Set designerJohn Elphick
Special effectsRuppell & Nordhoff and Peter Neilson

Disc Features

  • New widescreen transfer, with digital picture restoration and enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio commentary: a conversation with executive producer Richard Gordon and genre film writer Tom Weaver
  • Illustrated essay on British sci-fi/horror filmmaking by film historian Bruce Eder
  • A collection of trailers from Gordon Films: Fiend without a Face, The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, First Man into Space, and The Atomic Submarine
  • Rare still photographs and ephemera, with commentary
  • Vintage advertisements and lobby cards
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    New cover by David Cohen

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