The Invisible Man Appears / The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly
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The Invisible Man Appears / The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly




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Studio: Arrow Films
Director: Mitsuo Murayama, Nobuo Adachi
Year: 1949 / 1957
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Chizuru Kitagawa, Ryuji Shinagawa, Takiko Mizunoe, Yoshiro Kitahara
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 16 March 2021
Runtime (minutes): 183


Finally released outside Japan for the very first time, these unique riffs on H.G. Wells’ classic character (though undoubtedly also indebted to Universal’s iconic film series) are two of the earliest examples of tokusatsu (special effects) cinema from Daiei Studios, later the home of Gamera.

In The Invisible Man Appears, written and directed by Nobuo Adachi in 1949, a scientist successfully creates an invisibility serum, only to be kidnapped by a gang of thugs who wish to use the formula to rob a priceless jewel. In addition to being the earliest surviving Japanese science fiction film ever made, the film’s entertaining special effects were an early credit for the legendary Eiji Tsuburaya, five years before he first brought Godzilla to life.

Eight years later, Mitsuo Murayama’s exciting The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly tells the story of a series of mysterious murders where the only clue is strange buzzing noise at the scene of the crime… could this be linked to secret wartime experiments in shrinking humans to the size of insects? And can a scientist who’s just invented an invisibility ray be the one to stop it?


– High Definition (1080p) transfers of both films on one Blu-ray disc
– Original lossless Japanese mono audio on both films
– Optional English subtitles for both films
– Transparent Terrors, a newly filmed interview with critic and genre scholar Kim Newman on the history of the “Invisible Man” in cinema
– Theatrical trailer for The Invisible Man Appears
– Image galleries for both films
– Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Keith Allison, Hayley Scanlon and Tom Vincent

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