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Fiend Without A Face

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 48 (May 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Marshall Thompson, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker, Stanley Maxted & Terence Kilburn

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
The terrific extras include audio commentary with producer Richard Gordon and genre film writer Tom Weaver, still photos and ephemera with commentary, a lengthy and informative illustrated essay on British sci-fi/horror films by film historian Bruce Eder, vintage advertisements and lobby cards slideshow, liner notes booklet, the theatrical trailer, bonus trailers for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC156DD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 74
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1957
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/30/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Arthur Crabtree
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A weird and terrifying force has been unleashed on Planet Earth! Invisible to humans, the only indication of its presence is the sickeningly moist squishing sound it make as it mounts an attack! Beware the

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced and windowboxed 1.66:1 DVD exhibits a black-and-white picture that is nicely rendered, with a generally well-defined gray scale. Blacks are deep and whites are bright. While images are sharp overall, there are some scenes that are softly focused. Minor edge enhancement is noticed throughout. Source element artifacts and film grain are evident throughout, but overall the picture is quite solid and pleasing for its age. (Suzanne Hodges)

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