FantômasThe Director's Cut

Label:Ipecac Recordings – IPC 17
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental


1The Godfather
Composed ByNino Rota
2Der Golem
Composed ByKarl-Ernst Sasse
3Experiment In Terror
Composed ByHenry Mancini
4One Step Beyond
Composed ByHarry Lubin
5Night Of The Hunter (Remix)
Composed ByWalter Schumann
6Cape Fear
Composed ByBernard Herrmann
7Rosemary's Baby
Composed ByChristopher Komeda*
8The Devil Rides Out (Remix)
Composed ByJames Bernard (2)
9Spider Baby
Composed ByRonald Stein
10The Omen (Ave Satani)
Composed ByJerry Goldsmith
11Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
Composed ByRobert McNaughton
Composed ByJohn Barry
14Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion
Composed ByEnnio Morricone
15Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Composed ByAngelo Badalamenti
Composed ByHenry Mancini

Companies, etc.



The catalogue number IPC 17 is only present on the disc

Released in a standard jewel case.
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
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 4): IPC00017 ·
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 4): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 6100
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1672
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 1637
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 1671

Other Versions (5 of 15)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Director's Cut (CD, Album)Ipecac RecordingsIPC017Australia2001
The Director's Cut (CD, Album)Ipecac Recordings, Ipecac RecordingsIPC 17, IPC-17Europe2001
New Submission
The Director's Cut (CD, Album, Promo)Ipecac Recordings, EFAIPC 17, 24417-2Germany2001
The Director's Cut (CDr, Album, Promo)Ipecac Recordings, Shock (2)IPC-17Australia2001
New Submission
The Director's Cut (CD, Album, Promo)Ipecac RecordingsIPC 17Europe2001


  • Diabolick's avatar
    Edited 10 months ago
    another of Patton's finest musical achievements outside his tenure of FNM's classic rock status and Mr Bungle's often bonkers premise is this album. backed by two of the finest musicians of metal King Buzzo and Dave Lombardo (not forgetting Trevor Dunn!) they literally smash and reinterpret some of the silver screen's finest scores. whether its the crazy speed metal treatment The Godfather and Ave Satani get, there are also some outright heavy tracks on here such as Henry's theme and Der Golem. by far the best track is the absolutely enormous remake of the Twin Peaks theme, which blends trip-hop drumming, sludge guitars and some lyrics to compliment the song. There's also some bit of references to his previous bands, such as Experiment in Terror sounding like a late 90s FNM track and the remake of Vendetta having a sort of Mr Bungle California bop to it.

    Fantomas would continue to put out good albums, but nothing would top this one. I've recently bought the vinyl press so i hope with that its like rediscovering this classic Patton album all over again.
    • patlebouc's avatar
      one of the greatest records ever made !!! Patton rules !!!
      • Blessedheart85's avatar
        Legendary album. Deserves to be heard on vinyl. Pretty please?
        • sikspak's avatar
          Edited 10 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.
          • abracadava's avatar
            Edited 8 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.
            • bedhed3000's avatar
              Edited 16 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.



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