“One of the earliest surviving science fiction films from Japan, and one of the earliest examples of that country’s tokusatsu (special effects) cinema.” -- Pieter-Jan Van Haecke, EASTERN KICKS
Finally released outside Japan for the first time, this unique riff on H.G. Wells’ classic character and Universal’s iconic series is a jewel of the early Daiei Studios output, and a subtle portrayal of the post-WWII American occupation following Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Eight years after THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS, this exciting second chapter tells of mysterious murders where the only clue is a strange buzzing noise at the scene of the crime. Could this be linked to secret wartime experiments in shrinking humans to insect size? And can a scientist who’s just invented an invisibility ray be the one to stop it?