The disc for this fast-paced B-film is full of excellent features. The transfer itself is presented in widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The sound is in Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono) and English subtitles are available. There are some minor signs of age, but basically this is a great print with very good contrast. A commentary track is available, which features an interview by Tom Weaver with the executive producer Richard Gordon. Though not screen-specific, they both cover numerous topics including how the original story was financed and the history of the production company that made the film. Gordon can be a little dry at times, but this track is very detailed and informative. From the animated main menu there are several excellent supplements to choose from. The "Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends" section features "Exploited!" -- a slide show of promo stills and ads with commentary by Weaver and Gordon and "It Came From...," an illustrated essay on U.K. horror/science fiction written by Bruce Eder. There are also eight lobby cards for the film. The last feature is a section containing trailers for Fiend Without a Face, The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, First Man into Space, and The Atomic Submarine. This is an excellent package from The Criterion Collection.
Enhanced for 16x9 TVs, with audio commentary by executive producer Richard Gordon and genre film writer Tom Weaver, an illustrated essay on British sci-fi/horror by film historian Bruce Eder, trailers, stills, and vintage advertisements.
Chapters 0. Chapters 1. Prologue/Opening titles [3:46] 2. "We're all human here" [6:24] 3. Test Baker [5:09] 4. Two Deaths and a funeral [2:16] 5. Mental vampire [3:05] 6. Enough damage for one day [4:27] 7. Invisible predator [4:47] 8. Nothing supernatural [5:35] 9. Manhunt [6:49] 10. Cemetery [5:50] 11. Crisis at the plant [4:46] 12. To free thought [6:34] 13. Invisible no more! [7:46] 14. To kill a fiend [4:53] 15. Situation well in hand [1:55]
Main Play The Movie Menu Group #1 with 16 chapter(s) covering 01:14:10 Commentary "mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends!" Exploitation! "It Came From..." Trailers Fiend without a Face The Haunted Strangler Corridors of Blood First Man into Space The Atomic Submarine Lobby Cards Vintage Ads
Fiend without a Face 4.5 out of 5based on
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Watched this in the late 60's and still sticks with me. The title is 'dead on'. Any lover of old horror flicks will enjoy and remember this one. Watch it with a loved one and you will be clinging for dear life.