The Invisible Man (2020) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

The Invisible Man (2020) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

The Invisible Man (2020) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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The Invisible Man (2020) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid
Rated: R/Region: A/2.39/Number of discs: 2
Available from Universal Studios

THE INVISIBLE MAN follows a modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) slowly begins to rebuild her life after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). But before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone. In addition to the feature, THE INVISIBLE MAN delivers up twenty minutes of exclusive bonus content, including a chance to better get acquainted with the film’s leading actress: Elisabeth Moss, feature commentary with the writer/director and deleted scenes you won’t want to miss.

Re-making a Universal Classic Monsters movie can be a tricky thing as we’ve seen with the last attempt at The Mummy. Here we have a fully modern version of The Invisible Man and I think it ends up working extremely well. We are shown a woman who is trying to get away from an abusive relationship as soon as the movie starts. While she’s suffering the effects of this relationship while staying with a friend we learn that this abusive man is dead. However, he was experimenting with some high tech stuff and now we have what may very well be this man invisible after faking his death and he’s out to ruin this woman’s life and making people think she’s gone full-on crazy. These types of elements and even open-questions that this movie does really helps sell this one to the crowd and makes it all the more interesting. It’s kind of simple in a way but it’s also very effective.

This isn’t the most violent movie you’ll ever see but it knows when to hit its marks even in that regard. The acting here is great, but you probably wouldn’t exspect anything less with an actress like Elisabeth Moss. If this is the direction that the remakes of all the classic monsters from the Universal ranks will be heading in then I’m very excited about it because this is really good and solid stuff. This one goes in a few directions you might not exspect and it’s a solid movie that I’m sure will be popping up at year-end lists. Hopefully, the fact this one came out during the height of the corona stuff hasn’t stopped people from seeing this and if so maybe they’ll make-up for it now. This a very good movie and a great way to re-do The Invisible Man.

Extras

  • DELETED SCENES
  • MOSS MANIFESTED – Elisabeth Moss describes the physical and emotional challenges she faced while portraying Cecilia, a woman whose truth is constantly questioned by those around her.
  • DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY WITH LEIGH WHANNELL – Director Leigh Whannell acts as tour guide through principal photography, from day 1 to day 40.
  • THE PLAYERS – Filmmakers and cast provide an in-depth analysis of each character and how they interact with the unseen terror of THE INVISIBLE MAN.
  • TIMELESS TERROR – A behind the scenes look at how writer/director Leigh Whannell re-imagined this iconic character through the lens of modern technology and socially relatable themes.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR LEIGH WHANNELL
  • Optional English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish subtitles for the main feature

Quality of Transfer: 100%

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