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The Invisible Man (Legacy Collection)
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on November 16, 2014
Great price for this new out blu ray.
It's an old movie but has stood up well and the blu ray has great picture and sound.
I enjoyed it and will watch it again.
I would recommend this movie to a friend.
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on November 9, 2014
Perfect !!
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on June 10, 2014
The film, even today, shows very well, despite too much screaming from THAT tavern lady! It is somewhat mannered, but compelling, and Interesting to see, or rather NOT to see, the great Claude Rains.
The DVD was delivered promptly, after a short wait only.
Just a very minor complaint: this DVD was on sale at a very low price. Being an " import ", though, it was not ( as are all my Amazon buys ) free of postage charges, which were, in this case, more than half the price again. So a $7.50 item came, with import postage almost $12.00. STILL a great buy, but .... I think I will not order import items for this reason, although I did not much mind the slight delivery delay.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon November 7, 2013
Writer R.C. Sherriff and Director James Whale took a thinly valid H.G. Wells social commentary "The Invisible Man" and made a great 1933 movie that is worth watching and watching and watching again.

Claude Rains, who played such characters as Julius Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), makes an excellent "The Invisible Man" as a scientist that perfects invisibility only to find the side effects are megalomania leading to insanity.

Can he be saved?
Watch and see.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2013
Tout est parfait en ce concerne la qualité et la rapidité de livraison.

C'est exactement ce que je recherchait.

Merci
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2012
Recommend to any fan of the "Invisible man". 4 great movies, going from mystery to comedy to war and back to mystery. Although the movies are in "B&W" and you do see, sometimes, the "invisible wires"; all 4 movies are masterpieces by themselves. 4 different ways of becoming invisible with 4 different story lines. Great cinematographic technologies. A must for the fan of nostalgic B&W mystery movies.
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Among classic horror movies, "The Invisible Man" has never really loomed as large as Dracula, Frankenstein or the Wolf-Man. However, this classic adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi novel is still a pretty entertaining affair, with an increasingly crazed Claude Rains chewing the scenery with invisible teeth. I just wish they hadn't added a token love interest.

A strange man (Rains) arrives at a hotel in Iping, wrapped up in goggles, bandages, scarves, and heavy clothes. He spends most of his time hidden away in his room, doing odd scientific experiments -- but after a fight with his landlord, he reveals that he is actually invisible. Up next: After shedding his clothes and bandages, he goes on a rampage through the town... still totally unseen.

The invisible man -- aka Dr. Jack Griffin -- escapes to the house of Dr. Kemp, a former coworker whom he turns into his frightened "partner." Just like anybody who's turned invisible would, Griffin plans a reign of terror over the entire world. As the police begin a country-wide hunt for a man they're unable to see, there is only one way that Griffin can be drawn out...

"The Invisible Man" isn't quite as well-known as Universal's vampires, monsters and werewolves, mainly because he's just an average guy who turned invisible. It's still a freaky idea, though -- not only is Griffin unable to become visible again, but ordinary people are being tormented by a criminal that could literally be anywhere. Except a paint factory.

And classic director James Whale manages to insert plenty of ghastly moments, such as a crazily laughing Griffin removing his false nose and goggles, turning his bandaged face into a skull-like mask. And he maintains some of the weird humor from H.G. Wells' original story, which you pretty much expect from a person who's invisible -- at one point Griffin dances down the street, wearing only a pair of pants and singing "Here we go gathering nuts in May!"

The downside? Some of the deviations from Wells' original story weaken the movie badly, especially the inclusion of Gloria Stuart as Griffin's girlfriend. All she does is cry, mope and make doe eyes. Seriously, what was the point of that character?

Fortunately, Claude Rains manages to single-handedly carry the entire movie -- he's grandiose, insanely malicious, and chews the scenery with unseen teeth. He's a little hammy at times, mainly because his face is invisible for 99% of the movie, but it's a truly spellbinding performance. There are a lot of good smaller performances among the villagers and the police, although that landlady's grating screech makes me wish the Invisible Man had bandaged HER head.

"The Invisible Man" isn't quite as memorable as the other Universal monster flicks, but it's still an effective piece of sci-fi horror -- and Claude Rains puts in a great performance without showing his face.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2009
Although I love The Invisible Woman (1940) movie, I never get enough of this movie. I wonder if there is going to be a DVD and Blu-Ray discs of the 1983 version of the Invisible Woman? I assure you that they have not made the 1983 version of the Invisible Woman on DVD or Blu-Ray. I hope the 1983 remake should be out soon.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2008
I had never seen any of these movies before and thought this would be a great way to see them all. Each movie is sharp and clear, no major scratchs or wavy lines. Or corse the best is the first Invisible Man. I would say run out and get this one if you don't have it.
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on May 27, 2004
This movie is 1 of of the 6 classic monsters
i saw it 3 in a half years ago on AMC'S Monster fest 2000
not that bad of a movie i liked it then i kept seeing it pop up on AMC throughout the weeks to come .. its really hit the spot light of Special Effects and even a little bitta humor in the movie i like it and i think every1 should buy the private collection movie of this classic universal SHOCKER
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