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Donald Stuart Donald Stuart
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Leo White Leo White
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Jameson Thomas Jameson Thomas
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Emma Tansey Emma Tansey
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Preston Sturges Preston Sturges
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Monsters Mash #9 Universal Cycle: The Invisible Ma

8 years ago at Sep 26 1:44
If you watch this movie your in for a treat the Invisible Man directed by James Whale the same guy who made Frankenstein it was also based on the book by science fiction grandpa H.G. Wells Jack Griffith is a scientist who makes a serum that can turn him invisible [img id=1838622 width=500full] but can't turn back to normal for 1933 is the special effect looks great [img id=3411628 width=500full] d... read more

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1 year, 7 months ago at Feb 18 18:12
A remarkable cinematic achievement rightfully categorised as a horror classic, albeit with a discernible, measured thread of comic verve and goofy humour. Demonstrating groundbreaking visual effects and showcasing an even stranger and amoral antagonist than Frankenstein's monster, the story addresses the folly of man in terms of harnessing intellectual dominion and notoriety through scientific ach... read more
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Description: Making a magnificent screen debut, Claude Rains stars as a scientist driven mad by an invisibility potion in this adaptation of H.G. Wells's classic story. Featuring groundbreaking special effects, the film follows the increasingly demented Jack Griffin (Rains) on his murderous rampage through an English village as he searches for the invisibility's cure. The police, Griffin's girlfriend (Gloria Stuart), and his fellow scientists race to capture the Invisible Man before before he kills again--and before he realizes his goal of world domination. With THE INVISIBLE MAN (the first film in a series), James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN) pr ... (more)
Release date: 13 November 1933
UPC: 025192076626
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