The Invisible Man
Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: David McCallum, Melinda Fee
Running Time: 631 minutes
Number of Episodes: 13
Number of Discs: 4
Release Date: 8 July 2013
The truth can’t always be seen…
WESTIN PERMANENTLY INVISIBLE…
KLAE CORPORATION WILL FINANCE
WESTIN WILL RENDER
SERVICES AS SECRET AGENT.
HIS CODE NAME: KLAE RESOURCE…..
The classic 1970’s version of The Invisible Man starring David McCallum is coming to DVD in a 4 disc box and I was lucky enough to receive a copy for review. I had only ever seen the film version starring Kevin Bacon and was looking forward to watching the TV series version.
Dr Daniel Westin (David McCallum) and his wife Kate (Melinda Fee) work for the Klae Corporation doing experiments into teleportation and molecular disintegration. They have developed a machine that can make objects invisible and have success making animals invisible. He tries the experiment on himself and realises that if the technology was to fall into the wrong hands how it could be misused. He destroys the machine but this leads to him being permanently invisible.
In order to reverse the process the Klae Corporation agree to fund the process as long as he works for them as a secret agent known as the Klae Resource.
Alongside his wife they are sent on secret missions to help a small town with a corrupt judge, rescuing kidnapped girls, helping politicians, an aging dictator as well as helping an old lady with a gambling problem.
Overall, I found The Invisible Man, based on the classic novel by H. G. Wells, although nearly 40 years old a joy to watch. With none of the CGI used in today’s films it was brilliantly done, although sometimes you can see the strings holding up objects, but then it was 1975. The storylines were simple and enjoyable.
If you like sci-fi then this is definitely one to own.
Available to buy from Acorn Media here.