"The Incredible Melting Man (1977/MGM Limited Edition Collection)" Review

Synopsis: This film is about 1 mans struggle while his body begins to meltdown after a space mission where he is exposed to extremely high levels of radiation. In the meantime he is being hunted down by government authorities as he sets loose on a murderous rampage! Can anyone stop his murderous rampage and help him before he goes into total meltdown?!


Review: This film is the one that really helped to show me that the average well paid film reviewers are complete assholes and do not have any bit of taste when it comes to films. Just because this film in particular isn't something like that of Citizen Kane then it is crap, well that is far from the truth if you ask me! Yes it is plagued with alot of bad acting and some cheesy dialogue, but that is what makes this film so awesome. Now I am not sure if they where going for a straight up serious film or if they did intend on making it a mixture of horror and comedy because there was alot of spots that did make me laugh.
One in particular is a scene with this older couple who are driving down a country road near a lemon field and the dialogue and interaction between them was hilarious, it's definitely a scene you have to see to get what I mean. I seriously found this film to be alot of fun and very entertaining, basically if you are not into cheesy films like I am than you will most likely hate The Incredible Melting Man. One great highlight of this film is the makeup effects and the gore effects, I loved the way our main melting man looked even if it was a bunch of flesh and skin colored slime over a latex mask and hands. 
Now even though this is hated by so many critics and movie goers it still does retain a certain level of cult status and is a rare find amongst collectors. Before this release of the film you either had to hunt down a VHS copy or pick up a bootleg copy at a horror convention that was usually bad quality. Personally I always held out on the chance that it would get a proper release and I am definitely glad it has, next step I would love is if they could put it out on Blu-ray which will probably never happen sadly. I think for fans of this film this particular release will satisfy them just fine because you get a very clean and sharp presentation on the film in a 16x9 1:85.1 Letterbox Widescreen.
Overall this is a great cheesy film that does deserve more appreciation that is has gotten over all these years, if you are into low budget films that do have an edge of humor like that of return of the Living Dead than I say check this film out now!

Picture: 5/5 Audio:4/5 Special Features: 2/5 Movie:4/5


 -Daniel "Damnation" Lee


Director: William Sachs
Genre: Horror/ Creature Feature
DVD Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 1977
Time Length: 86 mins.
Company: MGM Home Entertainment
Website: www.mgm.com

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