UHD Review A few words about…™ The Invisible Man (2020) — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Robert Harris

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For The Invisible Man, Blumhouse, in league with director Leigh Whannell, goes beyond base genre, and has created a beautifully re-invented version of the 1933 Universal classic of the same name, starring Claude Rains, as directed by James Whale, from the novel by H.G. Wells.

Elizabeth Moss does not play the title character.

I had problems with this one on a tech basis, especially in projection, which reproduced many shots and sequences, as "invisible," to the projected image, so totally lost in the dark imagery, that there's virtually nothing to see. It could just as easily have been a radio play.

That aside, and I've not had an opportunity to check it via OLED, the film is wonderful, and will presumably be enjoyed via Universal's 4k release on flat panels everywhere. I'd love to know what this looked like theatrically. I've also, in all fairness, not had the ability to check it out on a new JVC, which deals with the HDR issues far better than Sony.

Dolby Atmos is wonderfully provocative, and creepy.


Image – 5 (Dolby Vision / HDR10) – problems in projection

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Highly Recommended (for content, not imagery)

RAH
 

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