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The Invisible Man (4K UHD) review

The Invisible Man (4K UHD) review
« on: June 08, 2020, 03:28:50 PM »


Studio: Universal   
 Release Date: May 26, 2020
Rating:  R
Film:  3.5/5
 
 Plot
 THE INVISIBLE MAN follows a modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) slowly begins to rebuild her life after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). But before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone.
 
 My Thoughts
 This typically isn’t the type of film that I particularly enjoy, but with a 91% on Rottentomatoes.com, I figured I’d give it a try. The first act starts briskly as Kass attempts to escape from her abusive boyfriend and go into hiding. Needless to say, the backstory is revealed over the next 20 minutes or so of the film when you realize her ex is bat-shit crazy. Out of nowhere, she learns he committed suicide and she inherits a sizable chunk of cash, but with strings attached—what could go wrong?
 
Other than being about 20 minutes too long and having a few roll-your-eyes moments, this is a well-crafted film and will definitely get your pulse rate up. Moss does a great job of portraying the abused woman and doesn’t go too over the top when it looks like she’s losing her mind. Both my wife and I predicted various twists and turns before they happened, but overall were entertained.
 
Both the audio and video are top notch, and the opening credits will certainly wake up your subwoofers from their slumber. Imaging is good throughout with some occasional use of the overhead speakers. The disc features both a HDR10 and Dolby Vision encode, so you’ve got your bases covered there.
  
 Video 9. 5/10 
 
 Audio 9.5/10 (Dolby Atmos)
 
 Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Moss Manifested
  • Director’s Journey with Leigh Whannell
  • The Players
  • Timeless Terror
  • Feature Commentary
  • Blu-ray and Movies Anywhere Digital Copy

 
 

 Conclusion
 This is a cross between a sci-fi, thriller, and horror flick, but it definitely has some scary moments in it. My wife is quite thankful I don’t have to travel for work anytime soon because this is the type of movie she avoids at all costs, but I talked her into it. Now I just need to figure out a way to scare her sometime soon! Once you know the ending, I’m not sure there’s much replay value, but Moss’ performance is quite good and fans of hers may want to pick it up to see one of her better performances.       
 
 Reference Review System:
  
 
Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 110” 2.35:1 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor 
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels

ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 
 System Controller: URC MX-980

M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofers x 2 (stacked)

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (stacked)

Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

Re: The Invisible Man (4K UHD) review
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 06:02:31 PM »
We just finished watching this, and I agree on all counts!  Good suspense overall, but dragged a little at times.

Regarding the subs work-out: I'll have to watch this again without my wife. She's not a big fan of things being too loud, so I lowered it by about 3-4db when the movie started!  But even at that level, it was quite solid!

Re: The Invisible Man (4K UHD) review
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 10:56:09 PM »
We just finished watching this, and I agree on all counts!  Good suspense overall, but dragged a little at times.

Regarding the subs work-out: I'll have to watch this again without my wife. She's not a big fan of things being too loud, so I lowered it by about 3-4db when the movie started!  But even at that level, it was quite solid!
My wife instantly told me to turn it down as well. Women!
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

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