Fantômas ‎– The Director's Cut

Ipecac Recordings ‎– IPC 17
CD, Album

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1 The Godfather
Composed By – Nino Rota
2 Der Golem
Composed By – Karl-Ernst Sasse
3 Experiment In Terror
Composed By – Henry Mancini
4 One Step Beyond
Composed By – Harry Lubin
5 Night Of The Hunter (Remix)
Composed By – Walter Schumann
6 Cape Fear
Composed By – Bernard Herrmann
7 Rosemary's Baby
Composed By – Christopher Komeda*
8 The Devil Rides Out (Remix)
Composed By – James Bernard (2)
9 Spider Baby
Composed By – Ronald Stein
10 The Omen (Ave Satani)
Composed By – Jerry Goldsmith
11 Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
Composed By – Robert McNaughton
12 Vendetta
Composed By – John Barry
13 Untitled 0:03
14 Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion
Composed By – Ennio Morricone
15 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Composed By – Angelo Badalamenti
16 Charade
Composed By – Henry Mancini

Companies, etc.



The catalogue number IPC 17 is only present on the disc

The booklet and rear cover are semi-glossy on the outside and matt on the inside, some other versions are full gloss and have foiled type paper, also they have catalogue numbers printed on the spines, disc and in the booklet.

Recorded at Grandmaster Recorders, Hollywood, Hook Studios, Studio City, and Division Hi-Fi, San Francisco.
Mixed at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood.
Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkley.

The Godfather 1972
Der Golem 1977
Experiment In Terror 1962
One Step Beyond 1958
Night Of The Hunter 1955
Cape Fear 1962
Rosemary's Baby 1968
The Devil Rides Out 1968
Spider Baby 1964
The Omen 1977
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer 1991
Vendetta 1972
Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion 1969
Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me 1992
Charade 1963

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 689230001720
  • Barcode (Text): 6 89230 00172 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2 & 3): IPC00017 ·
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 & 3): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 6100
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1672
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1637

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IPC 17 Fantômas The Director's Cut(CD, Album, Promo, Cle) Ipecac Recordings IPC 17 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Fantômas The Director's Cut(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Ipecac Recordings (2), Big Sounds International none US 2001 Sell This Version
IPC 17 Fantômas The Director's Cut(CD, Album, Promo) Ipecac Recordings IPC 17 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
IPC 17, 24417-2 Fantômas The Director's Cut(CD, Album, Promo) Ipecac Recordings, EFA IPC 17, 24417-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
IPC-17 Fantômas The Director's Cut(CDr, Album, Promo) Ipecac Recordings, Shock (2) IPC-17 Australia 2001 Sell This Version


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June 29, 2016
Legendary album. Deserves to be heard on vinyl. Pretty please?


November 24, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I don't really think it gets much better than this. I mean really, familiar themes, insane musicianship, it's sort of like got the feel of some serious hardcore, but without any of the schlock. In other words, pure fun.


March 19, 2010
edited over 3 years ago

This album is beautifully glossy, polished to perfection horrock.
Old movie scores give the John Zorn treatment.
6/July/2001 & 28/November/2000 to hear different lyrics, works in progress much of what would go onto this album. 25/7/2000 Viva German TV ran a great interview, ..certain some kind person will have uploaded to Youtube & suggest you check that one out.


December 14, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This release is quite an accomplishment in my opinion. These modern renditions of old movie themes and T.V. shows are punctuated by Mike Patton's haunting vocals and crushing instrumental performances by King Buzzo, Dave Lombardo, and Trevor Dunn. The standout tracks, in my mind, are "Charade" and "One Step Beyond". A must listen for any music lover.