Icons of Science Fiction - Toho CollectionDirector: Ishiro Honda, Lee Kresel
The H-Man rates as one of the most genuinely frightening Japanese horror films of the 1950s. When a minor-league drug runner completely vanishes, leaving only his clothes behind, detective Tominaga (Akihiko Hirata) investigates. Along the way, Tominaga makes the acquaintance of scientist Masada (Kenji Sahara), who theorizes that the missing doper was melted/i>
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After years of waiting, a widescreen, original language version of "The H Man" on DVD. It doesn't get much better than this. This film scared me as a kid because I imagined the creeping jelly-like substance would come into my room and drop on my during the night. Then it would dissolve me and I'd become another blue blob of ooze. Nice. It looks very good and has both Japanese and English soundtracks. Paired with this 'blob' film, are Mothra and Battle in Outer Space. Mothra itself is a classic, but I was pleasantly surprised by 'Battle' which features an absurd plot and dialog but excellent miniatures that are a delight. The studio must have known these films would be popular at the box office because they all have a 'solid' budget look to them. I've watched them all in Japanese (with English subtitles) and then again in English. Excellent either way.