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(Jack Gold, 1974)

Release date: 27 May 2019 (OOP date: 2 January 2024)
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Adapted from the novel by famed science fiction writer Algis Budrys, Who? is a fascinating cold-war thriller/sci-fi hybrid. Elliott Gould (Little Murders, California Split) is an FBI agent trying to determine the true identity of a top US physicist who was horrifically injured in a car accident in East Berlin. The scientist is returned to the West encased in a metal mask and body-suit, reconstructed via cybernetic surgery. Is the man behind the metal mask who he claims to be, or is he a Soviet dupe trained to infiltrate US security?

Who?, from director Jack Gold (The Reckoning, The National Health), is one of the most unusual and affecting science fiction thrillers of the 1970s – not least because of the extraordinary performance by Joseph Bova as the masked enigma at the heart of the story.

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Jack Gold and film historian Tony Sloman (2010)
  • Selected scenes commentary with actor Elliott Gould (2010, 21 mins)
  • The BEHP Interview with Jack Gold (1990, 94 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the director in conversation with Norman Swallow and Alan Lawson
  • The Megaton Mind (2010, 26 mins): an archival interview with actor Edward Grover
  • The Man Behind the Mask (2019, 21 mins): writer and critic Kim Newman explores the life and career of acclaimed science-fiction author Algis Budrys
  • Image gallery: original posters and book covers
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Phelim O’Neill, an archival interview with director Jack Gold, a look at Algis Budrys’ source novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

BBFC cert: PG
EAN: 5037899084007