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The Incredible Shrinking Man - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart
Director: Jack Arnold
Plot Synopsis:

Existentialism goes pop in this benchmark of atomic-age science fiction, a superlative adaptation of a novel by the legendary Richard Matheson that has awed and unnerved generations of viewers with the question, What is humanity's place amid the infinity of the universe? Six months after being exposed to a mysterious radiation cloud, suburban everyman Scott Carey (Grant Williams) finds himself becoming smaller . . . and smaller . . . and smaller—until he's left to fend for himself in a world in which ordinary cats, mousetraps, and spiders pose a mortal threat, all while grappling with a diminishing sense of himself. Directed by the prolific creature-feature impresario Jack Arnold with ingenious optical effects and a transcendent metaphysical ending, The Incredible Shrinking Man gazes with wonder and trepidation into the unknowable vastness of the cosmic void.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 19th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1957
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:81 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Special Features:
    • New audio commentary featuring genre-film historian Tom Weaver and horror-music expert David Schecter
    • New program on the film's special effects by effects experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
    • New conversation between filmmaker Joe Dante and comedian and writer Dana Gould
    • Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal (Director's Cut) (2021)
    • Interview from 2016 with Richard Christian Matheson, novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson's son
    • Interview with director Jack Arnold from 1983
    • 8 mm home-cinema version from 1957
    • Trailer and teaser narrated by filmmaker Orson Welles
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
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