When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ...
See full summary »
When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the police - until a young scientist appears who claims that H-Bomb tests in the Pacific, evidenced by a "ghost ship" that has turned up in the harbor, have created radioactive creatures - "H-Men" - who ooze like slime and dissolve anyone they touch.Written by
Gary Dickerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When the men are exploring the abandoned boat, they are carrying lanterns, but the shadow of the lanterns appear on their faces an bodies. This is because the shot was lit from the camera's position, rather than from the actual lantern itself (which would light up their faces, not cast a shadow.) See more »
[last line, delivered as voice-over]
If man perishes from the face of the Earth, due to the effects of hydrogen bombing, it is possible that the next ruler of our planet may be The H-Man.
See more »
In an unusual move, Columbia Pictures did not matte the English "The End" over the final shot. It appears in Japanese as it did in the original Japanese version. See more »
For the original U.S. theatrical and television syndication prints, "The End" appears in its original Japanese. When Columbia finally released this film on DVD as part of a three film Toho Collection, the final seconds were replaced with a title card that read "The End" in English. When it was re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment as part of the "Vintage Sci-Fi" six film set, the final seconds were restored to the original Japanese footage. See more »
THE H-MAN is a fine, and most rare, blend of film noir and 1950s Japanese science fiction. The film is filled with startling visuals from start to finish. It grabs your attention and rarely lets up. Favorite scenes involve the events inside the derelict ghost ship and all the scenes in the nightclub which abound with the right atmosphere. Stylistic and often startling visually, this is a lot of fun to watch and get into. It does require one to suspend their disbelief quite a bit though.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this