It’s time for another Written Review for y’all followers. We breakdown a new take on the 1933 Claude Raines masterpiece from Universal The Invisible Man. You get a completely different story with only one thread of consistency, there is a man that becomes invisible. Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.
IMDb Storyline: The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
BillChete and Lady Phantom, along with Jay of the Dead had a monumental debate on this film shortly after it was released in theaters. To hear a full-fledged review along with many, many disagreements amongst the critics tune into the hour long AUDIO diatribe and take in all sides of this knockdown, drag-out discussion.
4K Disc Quality:
Let’s start with the most glaring negative to me on this disc is that the Dolby Atmos LFE was over used, obtrusive and quite frankly out of place 90% of the time. Supremely low, and I mean low, 40Hz grumbling that didn’t match the onscreen happenings, except during the opening scenario when waves are constantly crashing. The video quality was SO MUCH better than at the theater screening. All of the dark scenes on this 4K Blu-ray are deep and velvety with a level of shadow detail that never faded into oblivion. The actors faces were clear and crisp even in this deep toned movie. One problem I have to admit is the CG invisible man looked way more fake then at the cinema. Due to the high contrast and the ultra high definition clarity, he looked utterly fake and was not melded together nearly as good as it should have. Overall this is a triumphant release and if this style of film suits you then the 4K disc will make you happy.
It was a big difference to watch this movie in 4K after watching it at the movie theater before the world went crazy. It’s a very, very different experience. The movie looks crisp and has high contrast between dark and light, and there is a lot of dark here. The blacks are deep and rich, and the light scenes are divided between warm and cold colors that look vivid and also very rich. It’s a pity that there aren’t more light scenes. I wish there had been more use of the HDR, because it did shine in certain parts (like when we see fire). The sound is good, although in certain scenes there was unnecessary rumbling. All the dialogue is perfectly audible even when the actors whisper. The disc has a decent number of special features, and all of them are presented in 4K. They look really great. I think this is a disc worthy of the upgrading.
Breakdown of “The Invisible Man (2020)“
|BillChete: 4 (Avoid)||Lady Phantom: 8 (Buy)|
|4K Blu-ray Disc Grade|
|BillChete: B- (Worthy)||Lady Phantom: B+ (Worthy)|
Average 4K Disc Grade