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Indestructible Man


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  • Actors: Lon Chaney
  • Directors: Jack Pollexfen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Black & White, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker
  • DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
  • Run Time: 71 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B8O4V66
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,974 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

The scream that shocks the screen with 300,000 volts of horror! He is inhuman...invincible...inescapable...indestructible! Presenting The Indestructible Man, a horror classic now available for the first time on DVD in a 1.85:1 anamorphic film transfer from High-Definition elements! Terror rises from the Los Angeles sewer system as monster icon Lon Chaney (The Wolf Man) returns to life after being executed in the Big House. His first stop? One of LA's sleaziest strip joints! His next stop? Find the partners who double-crossed him following an armored-car holdup and put him in the electric chair. What happens next is a chilling tale of an unstoppable force driven by revenge. For the first time fans will be able to enjoy this science fiction favorite from 1956 in a brand new wide screen anamorphic film transfer mastered from HD, plus bonus features: the original trailer and a ''Remembering Lon'' video featurette.

Customer Reviews

("Blair Witch Project", though innovative, was not much different).
R. Gawlitta
Briefly, "Butcher" Benton (Chaney) is scheduled to die in the electric chair for a robbery/murder by him and several accomplices.
El Jimbo
It's a bad idea both because it's very cheesy in a bad way and it's responsible for a lot of the out of focus stuff.
Kindle Customer

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Surfink on May 6, 2013
Format: DVD
Just watched my copy of Retromedia's remaster of Indestructible Man yesterday and directly compared it to both the Roan and previous Retromedia (Lon Chaney Collection) releases. With all due respect to the previous reviewer, the new transfer blows them both away in terms of sharpness/detail, contrast/brightness, and framing (matted at 1.66:1 anamorphic). There is still the usual minor speckling and blemishing, but this is far and away the best this movie has ever looked on home video, and obsoletes all previous DVD versions. A major upgrade from the Roan and Chaney Collection releases, with much-improved black/white levels and richer grayscale, and the definitive home video edition as of this date.

Does it look like a fully restored, major studio release? Of course not. And if Warner still has materials on this in their vaults and someday releases an official 1.85:1 widescreen, remastered DVD (two big ifs), will it look better than this? Most likely, yes. But, for now, if you want the crispest, best-looking version of Indestructible Man out there, this is it.

Note: The Retromedia DVD is listed on Amazon as the Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker release, and has the words "Widescreen High Definition Film Transfer" at the top of the front cover and green-tinted likeness of Chaney.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Gawlitta on July 28, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film really isn't so bad if you consider a few things. An encouraged guy named Jack Pollexfen (not unlike Ed Wood) had an idea (not unlike Ed Wood) and cast a great actor from the past (not unlike Ed Wood). The difference is that this is a take on "noir", though without the finesse of those earlier films (sorta like Ed Wood). Production values, as in any independent film with a somewhat believable plot, are low. ("Blair Witch Project", though innovative, was not much different). My idea is not to criticize it for its tackiness, but for its idea. The acting isn't that bad. Marian Carr is actually quite effective as the only female lead. Casey Adams was good as he could be; made a big mark on TV in "Green Acres"; it's almost a take on "Dragnet", the hit TV series at the time (though Adams has more life than Jack Webb ever did...). Then there's Lon Chaney, Jr., relegated to idiotic roles because Hollywood never knew what to do with him; with the studio collapse of the early 50's, no one remembered his touching performance as "The Wolf Man" (1941) or his most remarkable performance (as Lenny) in "Of Mice and Men" (1939, directed by Lewis Milestone). Whaddya do with a guy like this? Perhaps he knew that he was "hard to cast", but I beg anyone to say that his heart wasn't in it. Today's wave of independent film is suddenly recognized as a force to be reckoned with; budgets as they are, I think some of the "lousy" films of the 50's tried to do the same thing. They didn't have Miramax to back them...NO ONE, for that matter. Still, I was a part of the Drive-In crowd back then, and I still appreciate this kind of film fare. Even bad independent film should be respected, to a point. The really trashy films will be just that; small moments of ingenuity should be respected.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Aitken on July 16, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This is a fun film. Don't try to electricute Lon Chaney Jr. It will only make him angry. Fun film, w/ lots of 1950's atmosphere. Great entertainment for fans of Chaney (and Sci Fi fans alike). Chaney's mad (insane) rampage throughout this film , is worth watching. Very entertaining and (somewhat) highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Like it or not, this is one of the most loveable bad B- sci-fi-horror films of all time AND a great travelougue of 1950s LA. What else would you expect this film to be but low-grade schlock? Go in with that mind-set and you'll love it. I got my copy out of a bargain bin for $1 and have since inspired three other friends to get their own copies through Amazon. They love it for everything from Chaney's pitifully bad performance (oh, those close-ups of his quivvering eyes!) to the footage of Angel's Flight in all its filthy 50s LA glory. Get a copy, chill out and enjoy this film for what it is: BAD and FUN!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on February 20, 2014
Format: DVD
Ultra-cheap 1956 rehash of Boris Karloff's "The Walking Dead" and Lon Chaney's "Man-Made Monster." This time around, Chaney portrays the resurrected criminal — doing his best amid the endless narration and recycled stock footage. Director Jack Pollexfen devotes more attention to sleazy noir than sci-fi horror. Sloppy editing and scripting (with inept dialogue worthy of Ed Wood) prevent "Indestructible Man" from being a lively drive-in gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Smith on January 8, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
In the 1950s, there were tons of sci-fi/horror films. A few of them were outstanding (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Creature From the Black Lagoon), and some stinkers (Plan 9 From Outer Space, Bride of the Monster), but the majority of them were solid, middle-of-the-road flicks. Indestructible Man falls in this category.
The film was no challenge for Chaney from an acting standpoint. He only had a few lines at the start of the film before he was rendered mute after being brought back to life in an experiment. However, he did come through by some of his facial expressions that told the viewer what he was thinking. For instance, he arrives at the office of one of his victims to find it empty. He appears frustrated, but then, he hears the elevator coming, and a satisfied smirk comes over his face.
The film was definitely low budget, and Chaney was probably doing it for a payday, but it does have some good moments. The scenes in the Los Angeles sewer were suspenseful, and in some of the killings, Chaney's body language and his brutality lived up to his character's nickname of "The Butcher."
It is a shame that Chaney enjoyed true stardom for only a few years with Universal in the 1940s as he played nearly every movie monster they had. He was then cast aside in character roles and movies such as this. He was a much better actor, and his talents were wasted. But, like a true professional, he took his medicine and continued to work hard, making several movies throughout his career.
Indestructible Man is not for every one, but if you are a Chaney fan and love these types of movies from the 1950s, then it is a worthy addition to your collection.
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