Why, Criterion? Why?
Movie Lover: Film Flops Critic
Trumbull, CT US
-- September, 1, 2006
Flushed by its success (and obscene profits) after restoring cult classic "The Blob", Criterion figured that it was onto something really big; namely, sci-fi freaks willing to pay inordinate sums of money for B movies. So, they rummaged through all the available (read: cheap)exposed celluloid that was in the vault, et voila! They unveil a 'restored' "Fiend Without A Face"! Now, I like the movie, believe me. Heck, I bought it. But how does one justify the hefty price tag when you compare this film with the likes of "M", "Alphaville", "Night and Fog", "Brazil",
"Seven Samurai", "Most Dangerous Game", or "Beauty and the Beast"? Kind of odd, don't you think? If you must have this film for your collection, fine. Otherwise, there are hundreds of other DVD's offered by oldies.com that are worth your investment.