Blu-ray News #59: Invisible Invaders (1959).

invisible_invaders_poster_02Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Starring John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton, John Carradine

These 50s sci-fi movies are really well-represented on Blu-ray. (It’s a shame the new Japanese Blu-ray of The Thing turned out to be the 81-minute re-release version.) Well, here’s another one — Edward Cahn’s Invisible Invaders (1959), a very cheap, quite short and surprisingly effective bit of hokum — with a bit of anti-nuke stuff tossed into the mix.

Invisible Invaders LC7John Agar’s a scientist. John Carradine is conked out in a lab explosion. And the producers were certainly glad the aliens turned out to be invisible. Maury Gertzman, who shot some great stuff for Universal in the 40s and early 50s, makes this thing look far better than it should. Can’t wait to see it in anamorphic high-definition this June. All 67 minutes of it.

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Filed under 1959, DVD/Blu-ray News, Edward L. Cahn, John Agar, John Carradine, Kino Lorber, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Blu-ray News #59: Invisible Invaders (1959).

  1. john k

    Yep! I too am really looking forward to seeing this one
    in high def 16×9.
    Incredibly silly film but a whole heap of fun.
    Nice to see a nod towards Maury Gertsman who did some great stuff
    for Universal in the Fifties,especially on Westerns.
    Later in his career he worked lots with the Edward Small/Robert Kent
    fun factory.on their huge roster of B flicks.

    Toby,I don’t know if you have seen the disclaimer on DVD Beaver
    from Warners that these Japanese RKO Blu Ray releases have nothing
    to do with them.I guess we will have to wait until Warners finally get
    round to Blu Ray releases of many classic RKO films.

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    • Yeah, I saw the disclaimer from Warners. But if that Blu-ray had looked good and been complete, I wouldn’t have cared who it came from! Luckily, the DVD looks fine while we wait for a proper Blu-ray.

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