- Widescreen Version
- 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
- Subtitles in English
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 30, 2001
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Richard Gordon - Executive Producer, Tom Weaver - Genre Film Writer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Essay: Bruce Eder - Film Historian
- Liner Notes: Bruce Kawin
- Stills/Photos: Production Stills
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
A scientist is working with telekinesis in a series of experiments. Strangely, the emissions from a nearby nuclear power plant enhance the intensity of his vibrations, and soon he develops the power to materialize his thoughts in the form of brainlike creatures. The creatures frighteningly become invisible, escape, multiply, and leap on people's backs to devour their brains. The film features Marshall Thompson, who also starred in IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE.
When a retired scientist uses atomic power from a nearby U.S. base to further his neurogenetic experiments--by which he transforms thought into matter--he successfully manages to create some terrifying beings.
Mad Doctor |
- Based on a story by Amelia Reynolds Long.
- Additional crew: Lionel Banes (DOP), R.Q. McNaughton (editor) and Buxton Orr (score composer).
- An Amalgamated Production. Made in the UK.
- Released with the film THE HAUNTED STRANGLER, for play on a double bill.