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The Invisible Man ICYMI time capsule

The Invisible Man has the special distinction of being the last good movie seen in theaters this year. Now you can be scared by the Elisabeth Moss thriller at home, too.


Do you remember February? It was a time before the million-years-long March, split-second April and already-over May, back when the only reason you didn’t go outside was because it was cold. The world has changed immeasurably since then and, funnily enough, entertainment releases have become one small way to mark the passage of time.

The Invisible Man was the last movie — certainly the last good movie — that many saw in theaters before states went issued stay-at-home orders and people began to take social distancing and quarantining seriously. After transitioning the theatrical release to at-home rental in March, Universal has finally made the Elisabeth Moss horror remake available to own.

Already available to buy on digital, The Invisible Man is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, complete with special features and deleted scenes including a featurette on Moss’s experience preparing and performing the role as well as one in which director Leigh Whannell takes viewers through the principal photography.

We here at FanSided like to mark the occasion of a home release by opening up what we call a time capsule, bringing you back to what critics and fans were saying the opening weekend.

The Invisible Man is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital

Reviews

DJ Rivera gave The Invisible Man a glowing review for FanSided, complimenting Whannell’s ability to craft his own story and make the horror premise his own, further applauding how the film “plays out like an intriguing metaphor on how many have dismissed women’s claims of abuse in the past or that the degrading treatment is just in their heads.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times remarked, “For all the stylish visuals, this is also a gory and sometimes brutally violent film, with a number of genuinely effective GOTCHA moments — including one of the best instant-shock scares I’ve seen in a long time.”

The Atlantic’s David Sims writes:

Prior Invisible Man editions were mostly about the invisible men, from Claude Rains’s mad scientist to Kevin Bacon’s homicidal rapist. This film is really all about Cecilia, and that emotional weight is enough to balance some of Whannell’s sillier narrative instincts. The fundamental creepiness of Adrian’s campaign of gaslighting—slowly convincing everyone around Cecilia that she’s going mad—is grounded in Moss’s terrific performance. She’s an actor accustomed to portraying mental breakdowns (think of her splendid work in Queen of Earth and Her Smell) who uses facial tics and broad grimaces to communicate much deeper pain than any hackneyed horror-movie dialogue could.

Talking Points

  • Elisabeth Moss! Elisabeth Moss! Elisabeth Moss!
  • See it’s a metaphor for the Me Too movement and gaslighting.
  • Okay but did it need to be over two hours long?

Tweets

The Invisible Man is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

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