The Amazing Transparent Man

An escaped convict is made invisible and goes on a killing spree.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 9, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 177
Rating: 2/5 -- Even Ulmer can't help this one
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 7, 2002
Rating: C+ -- I found myself enjoying this cheapie... Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 7, 2002
Even something this ridiculous has its inventive charms, not least of which are the wonderfully chintzy invisibility effects. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Oct 18, 2008
One of Ulmer's grimmest works, a heartfelt anti-war statement Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Jan 18, 2005

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Bank robber Joey Faust is subjected to atomic rays by a gangster and a mad scientist, rendering him invisible and capable of plundering the world's most guarded vaults. The ring of criminals embark on an unstoppable crime wave, gathering resources towards their ultimate goal - the creation of an invisible army to conquer the world. As the shadowy thief begins to suffer the poisonous side effects of the radiation, a beautiful woman forces Faust to re-think the horrific plan. Unable to turn to the law for help, the invisible safecracker becomes the final unlikely obstacle between the power-hungry madmen and world domination.

Auteur Edgar G. Ulmer directed The Amazing Transparent Man back-to-back with another science fiction drive-in classic, Beyond the Time Barrier, filming both on location in Texas.

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An expert safecracker named Faust (Douglas Kennedy) turns invisible via radioactive rays in this low-budget science fiction-crime movie hybrid, directed by cult icon Edgar G. Ulmer (DETOUR, THE MAN FROM PLANET X). A beautiful dame (Marguerite Chapman) busts Faust out of jail and takes him to a remote Texas mansion where her evil spy boyfriend Krenner (James Griffith) plans to turn him invisible and have him break into safes at heavily guarded military installations. Once invisible though, the ruthless Faust has other plans, like stealing Krenner's girl, and as much money from as many banks as he can. Bags of cash start floating out of vaults all over town, and the police are forced to admit they have no way of catching an "invisible safecracker." Ivan Triesault co-stars as Dr. Uloff, the kindly ex-Nazi scientist who has mastered the secrets of invisibility. Ulmer shot this simultaneously with BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER on the same Dallas locations. The special effects are creative if crude, and there's even a nuclear explosion in this fun, fast-paced picture.


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  • Sales Rank: 17,932
  • UPC: 089218422897
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