The Amazing Transparent Man Reviews
"There is a man who has unlocked every door, except the one to his own soul."-Dr Peter Olof (Ivan Triesault)
A criminal who has escaped from prison is made invisible by a mad scientist and gets him to steal nuclear fuel to help with future experiments. Things go wrong when he robs a bank though as becomes visible and is also dying through radiation poisoning.
This movie has some good special effects considering the low budget. Highlights include the "one man" fights.
The cast includes Douglas Kennedy (The Land Unknown) and Marguerite Chapman (Flight To Mars).
The Amazing Transparent Man is worth watching if you get the chance. A great way to spend just under an hour. 3 1/2 Stars 5-10-13
Amazing Transparent Man" sounds like utter hokum with its melodramatic
title. Predictably, most critics and viewers have displayed nothing but
contempt for this modest endeavor. Nevertheless, this low-budget but
entertaining epic about an unscuplous former military officer who
blackmails a brilliant foreign scientist and a notorious safecracker so
that he can create an invisible army to do his bidding qualifies as
above-average. Edgar G. Ulmer spent his entire life helming low-budget
features, but these low-budgets didn't mitigate his efforts. A strong
cast headed by B-movie veteran Douglas Kennedy, Marguerite Chapman, and
the ubiquitous James Griffith, solid scripting by "Yank in Vietnam"
Jack Lewis, and solid production values make this speculative saga
worth watching despite its lackluster title. No, this isn't the special
effects extravaganza like "The Amazing Colossal Man" and the science
fiction aspect isn't overblown like the aforementioned title.
Basically, a European scientist has developed a process whereby a man
can be made invisible and the former military man wants to use it to
create an army that will enable him to conquer the world. Indeed, this
is an outlandish, far-fetched film, but at 57-minutes, Ulmer keeps it
clicking with several twists and surprises. This is one of those films
where the research occurs and then the complications set in when the
man chosen to do the villain's bidding turns against him. "The Amazing
Transparent Man" is essentially a laboratory experiment gone awry with
an explosive finale.
The effects used for the invisible scenes were good for their time too.