In fact, before this morning I'd never even knew about a pair of Japanese SciFi/Horror releases -- The Invisible Man Appears (1949) and The Invisible Man Vs. The Human Fly (1957) -- toyed with the whole 'Invisible Man' creation of H.G. Wells; so I guess it's a good thing I keep a close eye on my email as Arrow Video sent me an announcement regarding their U.S. discs of these forthcoming classics. I suspect that there are some die-hard genre fans who might be interested in checking these out with a purchase. It looks like they're 'streeting' in March, and I'm happy to do the ol' copy'n'paste of Arrow's press release and preview reel below.
On March 16, Arrow will release a double feature of Japanese sci-fi classics with The Invisible Man Appears & The Invisible Man Vs. The Human Fly. These unique riffs on the legendary H.G. Wells' characters are sure to please fans of the Universal classic. In 1949's The Invisible Man Appears, jewel thieves develop an interest in invisibility with plans to use it to help them steal a highly-coveted diamond necklace. The Invisible Man Appears is noted for being one of the earlier works of special effects icon, Eiji Tsuburaya. Eight years later, this disappearing act would return in The Invisible Man Vs. The Human Fly, a film that Rob Hunter of Slash Film dubbed "an ambitious blend of genre ideas." This murder-mystery, of sorts, delivers on exactly what the title promises. The first pressing includes an illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Keith Allison, Hayley Scanlon, and Tom Vincent.