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Icons of Science Fiction - Toho Collection
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Icons of Science Fiction - Toho Collection

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Director: Ishiro Honda, Lee Kresel

Cast: Ishiro Honda, Lee Kresel, Ryo Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa

 
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

Overview

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 into a liquid "H-Man" as a result of being exposed to nuclear radiation. Sure enough, the H-Man soon resurfaces, seeking out victims to "dissolve" so that he can continue to survive. Director Inoshiro Honda's matter-of-fact approach to the material is far scarier than any of Honda's scream-and-shout "giant monster" pictures from the same era.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/2009
UPC:
0043396279810
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Sales rank:
8,860

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentaries on Battle in Outer Space and Mothra with authors & Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection - Mothra/The H-Man/Battle in Outer Sp - Mothra
1. Chapter 1 [3:54]
2. Chapter 2 [4:04]
3. Chapter 3 [4:19]
4. Chapter 4 [1:41]
5. Chapter 5 [4:16]
6. Chapter 6 [5:33]
7. Chapter 7 [3:46]
8. Chapter 8 [2:42]
9. Chapter 9 [2:17]
10. Chapter 10 [:43]
11. Chapter 11 [5:33]
12. Chapter 12 [1:42]
13. Chapter 13 [3:28]
14. Chapter 14 [5:29]
15. Chapter 15 [2:36]
16. Chapter 16 [5:11]
17. Chapter 17 [2:42]
18. Chapter 18 [1:30]
19. Chapter 19 [3:05]
20. Chapter 20 [3:51]
21. Chapter 21 [1:55]
22. Chapter 22 [2:53]
23. Chapter 23 [1:16]
24. Chapter 24 [1:36]
25. Chapter 25 [3:58]
26. Chapter 26 [3:22]
27. Chapter 27 [5:00]
28. Chapter 28 [1:32]
Disc #2 -- Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection - Mothra/The H-Man/Battle of Outer Space - The H-Man
1. Chapter 1 [1:46]
2. Chapter 2 [2:11]
3. Chapter 3 [2:51]
4. Chapter 4 [4:20]
5. Chapter 5 [3:26]
6. Chapter 6 [3:59]
7. Chapter 7 [3:05]
8. Chapter 8 [3:42]
9. Chapter 9 [3:16]
10. Chapter 10 [3:56]
11. Chapter 11 [1:12]
12. Chapter 12 [2:29]
13. Chapter 13 [1:03]
14. Chapter 14 [3:33]
15. Chapter 15 [2:09]
16. Chapter 16 [2:16]
17. Chapter 17 [1:19]
18. Chapter 18 [4:48]
19. Chapter 19 [3:17]
20. Chapter 20 [3:10]
21. Chapter 21 [1:54]
22. Chapter 22 [2:55]
23. Chapter 23 [4:51]
24. Chapter 24 [1:41]
25. Chapter 25 [2:41]
26. Chapter 26 [2:44]
27. Chapter 27 [2:10]
28. Chapter 28 [1:58]
Disc #3 -- Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection - Mothra/The H-Man/Battle in Outer Sp - Battle in Outer Space
1. Chapter 1 [3:12]
2. Chapter 2 [3:12]
3. Chapter 3 [2:46]
4. Chapter 4 [5:24]
5. Chapter 5 [4:15]
6. Chapter 6 [3:37]
7. Chapter 7 [1:49]
8. Chapter 8 [5:01]
9. Chapter 9 [5:43]
10. Chapter 10 [3:28]
11. Chapter 11 [4:55]
12. Chapter 12 [2:26]
13. Chapter 13 [2:00]
14. Chapter 14 [5:01]
15. Chapter 15 [3:17]
16. Chapter 16 [3:40]
17. Chapter 17 [2:37]
18. Chapter 18 [1:52]
19. Chapter 19 [4:07]
20. Chapter 20 [3:11]
21. Chapter 21 [4:29]
22. Chapter 22 [1:37]
23. Chapter 23 [2:47]
24. Chapter 24 [4:02]
25. Chapter 25 [1:48]
26. Chapter 26 [:42]
27. Chapter 27 [2:02]
28. Chapter 28 [2:01]

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Icons of Science Fiction - Toho Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Smiling_Platypus More than 1 year ago
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.