One of the forgotten paranoid Cold War thrillers of the 1960s, The Mind Benders deserves to gain a new audience with this fine Anchor Bay DVD release. While not up to the brilliant level of The Manchurian Candidate or the entertainment level of The Ipcress File, the movie brims over with tense paranoia and predates the LSD-era interest in questioning how people perceive reality (the then-novel use of water immersion tanks and their effect on people is a major subplot of the movie). The movie has been digitally remastered and restored to its original widescreen aspect ratio and the Mono soundtrack is presented in well-balanced Dolby Digital. The only real DVD extra is the theatrical trailer though the disc also houses some information files of negligible worth (Anchor Bay even makes a mistake in saying that The Mind Benders influenced The Manchurian Candidate when that classic came out a year before this British psychological thriller). One of the main attractions of this intriguing movie is the exceptional lead performance from Dirk Bogarde; this DVD is also included in a budget-priced box set that is centered on the renowned naturalistic actor.