The Invisible Man (2020)Overview -
Leigh Whannell's psychological thriller The Invisible Man is a modernized retelling of H.G. Wells's 1897 sci-fi classic, a parable for the #MeToo movement featuring a remarkably powerful performance by Elisabeth Moss. The sci-fi horror takes shape on 4K Ultra HD with an exceptional HD video and Dolby Atmos presentation, but a small set of bonuses. Still, the overall package is Highly Recommended.
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.
Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take
You can read our full thoughts on Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man in our review of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray HERE.
Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray
Universal Studios Home Entertainment brings The Invisible Man to Blu-ray with a glossy slipcover. The Region Free, BD50 disc sits comfortably opposite a DVD-9 copy and a flyer for a Digital Copy, unlocking only the HD version with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio. After a few skippable trailers, viewers are taken to a menu screen with the usual options, full-motion clips and music.
The modernized take of a horror classic makes an appearance on Blu-ray with an outstanding, highly-detailed 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode. Coming directly from a digital source, the freshly-minted transfer creeps through the halls of HD flaunting spot-on contrast, outfitting the terror and thrills with crisp, brilliant whites and excellent clarity of the background information. Black levels are, likewise, rich and inky with outstanding visibility within the darkest, murkiest corners, providing the 2.39:1 image with an attractive cinematic quality. As part of the filmmakers' creative visual design, the color palette falls a bit on the subdued side, favoring a more steely, cold aesthetic that adds to a moody, creepy atmosphere. Nevertheless, secondary hues remain strong and accurately rendered while primaries are full-bodied and lively, especially blues and teals throughout. All the while, the video presentation boasts sharp definition throughout, exposing the distinct threading in the costumes while showing notable life-like facial complexions in the entire cast. (Video Rating: 88/100)
The Invisible Man debuts on Blu-ray with the same terrifyingly awesome Dolby Atmos soundtrack as its Ultra HD counterpart. For a more in-depth take on the audio quality, you can read our review of the 4K Ultra HD HERE. (Dolby Atmos Audio Rating: 94/100)
- Audio Commentary
- Director's Journal with Leigh Whannell (HD, 11 min)
- The Players (HD, 5 min)
- Moss Manifested (HD, 4 min)
- Timeless Terror (HD, 3 min)
- Deleted Scenes (HD, 13 min)
The Invisible Man is a modernized retelling of H.G. Wells's 1897 sci-fi classic from horror filmmaker and director of the unexpectedly good Upgrade, Leigh Whannell. Featuring a remarkably powerful performance by Elisabeth Moss, the film is a genuinely creepy psychological thriller and parable for the #MeToo movement. The modernized take makes an appearance on Blu-ray with an exceptional HD video presentation and a terrifyingly awesome Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Although the assortment of bonuses is on the light side, the overall package is highly recommended.
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