An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »
A young American painter and his French wife move with their small daughter to the US when the husband's father dies. His mother takes an instant dislike to the wife, and when she finds out... See full summary »
Edgar G. Ulmer
American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.
Paul Krenner, an ex-major with delusions of grandeur, has forced scientist Peter Ulof to develop a radiation-based technique to turn men invisible, with which process he plans to create an invisible army to sell to the highest bidder. He busts safecracker Joey Faust out of prison and forces him to undergo the invisibility treatment so he can steal more radium to further the experimentation. Plans go awry when Faust discovers there is a side-effect to the invisibility treatments he didn't count on. Written by
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MCP gave the film an abbreviated release before it was picked up by AIP in 1960. See more »
When Drake uses binoculars to view what is left of ground zero for the lab explosion, the perspective of what he is seeing through the binoculars changes four times (one of the views is from ground up at a man in a fallout suit), all of which are technically impossible from his vantage point. See more »
[Confronted unexpectedly by Ulof trying to open a mysterious locked door in the lab]
Take it easy, Doc! I just came up to see yuh. Thought they had you locked up in here.
Dr. Peter Ulof:
Not I... only what's left of my soul.
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Opening credits are shown on a gray prison wall. See more »
Reasonably enjoyable diversion, no where near as bad as most say
"The Amazing Transparent Man" is one of the latter films by Edgar G. Ulmer. Obviously, it's nowhere near as good as his masterpieces "Detour" or "The Black Cat". It isn't even as good as "Strange Illusion" or "Bluebeard". Still, for what it is (a slight second feature), it's actually not half bad. The purpose of these films was to entertain, and despite the low rent production values and seeming lack of interest from the entire cast and crew, "The Amazing Transparent Man" manages to avoid being dull. The film runs a scant hour length, and doesn't get bogged down in any character development which really wouldn't work within the context. The film is sloppily made, but that's part of the charm. They simply don't make these economic chillers anymore. Plus, the combination of science fiction and gangster story is a nice touch. If you like creature features, you could really do a whole lot worse than "The Amazing Transparent Man" for late night viewing. (5/10)
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