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The Invisible Man [DVD] [1984]


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  • Actors: Pip Donaghy, David Gwillim, Gerald James, Lila Kaye, Merelina Kendall
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 4 April 2005
  • Run Time: 165 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GVKEI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,578 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A sinister man swathed in bandages arrives at a lonely village in the countryside, unravells his disguise and reveals his terrible secret. This 1984 BBC television adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel, about a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and is slowly driven mad when he is unable to revert to his normal state, stars Pip Donaghy as Griffin and remains faithful to the original book.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Pundit VINE VOICE on 11 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
This most seminal of stories has given birth to many inferior versions too numerous to count, but it takes the BBC once again to be faithful to the original masterwork.
The underlying theme of which stresses that, not all scientific discoveries are beneficial to mankind.
The eponymous character is a brilliant but obsessive researcher, who's experiments in Optical Densities lead him eventually into a downward spiral of crime, violence and Death.
Although made in 1984 the special effects are rather good, the scenes of Griffin becoming Invisible, layer by layer are worthy of a big budget film.
This is as close as you'll get if you haven't read the book.
And if not why not? it's excellent.
Produced by Barry Letts, screenplay by Terrance Dicks.
Story first publised 1897.
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DVD contents:~
Ep.1-The Strange Man's Arrival.
Ep.2-The Unveiling of the Stranger.
Ep.3-Mr Marvel's Visit to Iping.
Ep.4-Dr Kemp's Visitor.
Ep.5-Certain First Principles.
Ep.6-The Hunting of the Invisible Man.
Extra's-
Extract from "Did you See?"30/09/84
20 page collectors booklet.(By Andrew Pixley)
Broadcast:~4/9/84-9/10/84.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Smith on 5 Oct 2010
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Largely forgotten but very faithful adaptation of HG Wells' classic late Victorian book, produced by the BBC in 1984. Comprised of six 25 minute episodes with an accompanying booklet which even includes details such as viewing figures for each episode.
The special effects aren't ultra sophisticated but are usually convincing and quite often highly effective. Laden with an atmosphere of doom, you know the fear and hostility this 'abomination against nature' provokes wherever he goes, will pay the price.
I paid £4, a bargain, and thoroughly enjoyed the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Felix on 29 Oct 2012
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The DVD I bought is a wonderful BBC classic: The invisible Man.

First of all I have to say that I was happily surprised how fast I got my product. It took only three days from checkout to my door, which is in Germany. So thank you for that.

The DVD-Box was in perfect shape. The contents was what was expected, not more not less:
a nice collectors booklet, which tells the story of the creation process of this TV show and the DVD itself.

To put it simple: perfect price/performance ratio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. M. J. Goodin on 25 Sep 2012
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I'm so glad the BBC decided to release this on dvd.Splendid adaption, and as for the special effects,superb for the time.
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The review can be and should be kept as short as possible, and hence let me try this: this is the most faithful, atmospherically rich, minutiae-driven version of the classic novel written by H.G. Wells. The story, as is well known, involves an invention that has, including some others like teleportation, has remained impossible till date. This made-for-TV movie does not go into the science of invisibility, as many others have tried at their own cost. Rather, by sticking to the narrative of this composed and exceptional piece of story-telling, it succeeds in compelling all of us, the present-day viewers, to think how certain discoveries can twist & torment an illuminated soul into its darkest shadow, something that eventually super-ceded the original itself in R.L. Stevenson's classic story Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde [1981] [DVD]. But in this movie BBC has done a better and more rivetting job. Recommended.
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