The Incredible Shrinking Man

1957, Movie, NR, 81 mins

Review

INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, THE
starstarstarstar
Pulp sci-fi classic about a man who starts to shrink after being enveloped by a strange atomic cloud while on holiday. Notable for its relatively intelligent script (adapted by Richard Matheson from his novel), for some imaginatively amusing special effects, and for an existential streak which finally has our (tiny) hero pondering the meaning of existence. (Matheson sold his novel on the condition that he be allowed to write the script. His first novel, I Am Legend, had been badly butchered, and he had no wish to see that happen again. Eventually, I Am Legend was filmed as L'ULTIMO UOMO DELLA TERRA from another writer's screenplay.) Source for a promising, but largely unsuccessful remake, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, in 1981. leave a comment

Are You Watching?

The Incredible Shrinking Man
Loading ...

Shop

The Incredible Shrinking Man [HD]
Buy The Incredible Shrinking Man [HD] from Amazon.com
(Amazon Instant Video)
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Buy New: $12.99 (as of 11:03 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular