Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

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Director: John Carpenter, Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill

Cast: John Carpenter, Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill

     
 

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John Carpenter's stylish blend of comedy and mystery gets a streamlined presentation for its release on DVD. Memoirs Of An Invisible Man has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio, and has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors. The audio, in English, is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the disc features

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John Carpenter's stylish blend of comedy and mystery gets a streamlined presentation for its release on DVD. Memoirs Of An Invisible Man has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio, and has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors. The audio, in English, is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the disc features optional subtitles in English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai. No additional bonus material has been included.

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Those who viewed the underrated Memoirs of an Invisible Man as a comedy without any laughs, and subsequently trashed it, got it all wrong. Despite the presence of funnyman Chevy Chase and a mis-categorization at the video store, this isn't a comedy at all; the involvement of director John Carpenter should have been a firm tip-off that it was meant as an effects thriller about the weird or unknown. On that score, it's a tight little package that touches on most of the fascinating issues about invisibility, notably the central conundrum that theoretically unlimited freedom is an empty proposition when it requires loneliness and loss of identity. Most invisibility movies are just a pretext for special effects wizards to visualize what things look like when handled, worn, or knocked over by a person who can't be seen, and Memoirs of an Invisible Man doesn't always delve deeper than this surface gimmick. But the script, by William Goldman, Robert Collector, and Dana Olsen, exists as a generally intelligent chase story that never stretches suspension of disbelief beyond the basic premise. Chase's gumshoe narration typifies his sober approach to the material, and in a way, it's regrettable that his attempts received such a critical slap in the face because he hasn't since ventured beyond pratfalls and one-liners. It's no classic, but Memoirs of an Invisible Man has ten times the intellect and soul of Paul Verhoeven's big-budget slasher approach to the same topic, the maddening dud Hollow Man (2000).

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0085392788125
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Several minutes of intriguing outtakes, including a droll dream sequence; How to Become Invisible: The Dawn of Digital FX Visual Effects featurette; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chevy Chase Nick Halloway
Daryl Hannah Alice Monroe
Sam Neill David Jenkins
Michael McKean George Talbot
Stephen Tobolowsky Warren Singleton
Jim Norton Dr. Bernard Wachs
Rip Haight Helicopter Pilot
Sharon Howard-Field Actor
Pat Skipper Morrissey
Paul Perri Gomez
Richard Epcar Tyler
Steven Barr Clellan
Gregory Paul Martin Richard
Patricia Heaton Ellen
Barry Kivel Drunk Businessman
Donald Li Cab Driver
Rosalind Chao Cathy DiTolla
Jay Gerber Roger Whitman
Shay Duffin Patrick the Bartender
Edmund L. Shaff Edward Schneiderman
Sam Anderson Chairman of the House Committee
Elaine Corral News Anchor
Ellen Albertini Dow Mrs. Coulson
Jonathan Wigan Delivery Boy
I.M. Hobson Maitre d'
John Carpenter Helicopter Pilot
Chip Heller Man Who Hails Taxi
Aaron Lustig Technician

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Scott E. Anderson Special Effects
Bruce Bodner Producer
Robert Collector Screenwriter
Bruce Crone Art Director
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
William Goldman Screenwriter
James M. Halty Stunts
Dan Kolsrud Producer
Elizabeth Lapp Set Decoration/Design
Arnon Milchan Producer
Bruce Nicholson Special Effects
Dana Olsen Screenwriter
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Lauren Polizzi Set Decoration/Design
Marion Rothman Editor
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Shirley Walker Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Unseen Storyteller [3:39]
2. Artist at Work [1:25]
3. Alice [5:28]
4. Magnascopics [1:37]
5. The Accident [2:59]
6. Floating in a Dream [3:48]
7. Trust Us [3:42]
8. Catching a Cab [4:46]
9. Hard to Digest [2:33]
10. Home Invasion [4:46]
11. Not As Envisioned [3:10]
12. "I Want My Molecules Back." [3:32]
13. Profile: Doubly Invisible [1:55]
14. Vital Parts Missing [1:56]
15. In Their Midst [1:49]
16. Of Immeasurable Value [5:33]
17. Summer House Hideout [2:43]
18. Unexpected Company [2:30]
19. My Good Friends [2:28]
20. Seducer on the Rebound [3:40]
21. Undressing for Alice [2:10]
22. The One That Kills People [1:32]
23. Nest Egg Plans [3:55]
24. Not Alone Anymore [4:20]
25. Romance in the Rain [2:46]
26. Cornered on the Train [4:23]
27. The Exchange [4:44]
28. Face Chase [2:52]
29. Fall from a Tight Spot [2:45]
30. Keeping Track of Our Kids [1:18]
31. End Credits [4:00]

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling and Funny The affects were flawless. This was the first movie to show an invisible man that was believable. The action was thrilling, the comic relief well timed. This was great roles for both Chevy Chase & Daryl Hannah.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies.chevy chase isda bomb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago