Butler County Times Gazette
by Garon Cockrell
31 Days of Scream-O-Ween - The Incredible Melting Man
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Oct. 20, 2013 5:20 p.m.

by Garon Cockrell<>

There isnít much that can be said about a movie called The
Incredible Melting Man.  Except maybe
that the title is describing the effects of this movie. <>

The Incredible Melting Man

The Film:<>

The Incredible Melting Man tells the story of an astronaut
returning from a trip to Saturn who after arriving home begins to, well, he
melts.   Also itís gross.  He also starts killing people which really
doesnít make all that much sense.  It
seems as if he is just on a random killing spree even as he leaves chunks of
flesh and goo wherever he goes.<>

There isnít really much else to say.  Itís a melting murdering man with people
chasing him.   Despite the great melting
effects, itís not enough to save this from being my least favorite Scream
Factory release.<>

The Disc:<>

Again, disc looks fantastic and the effects are just
amazing.  This movie came out in 1977 and
I donít think a better job could be done today. 
Itís all practical effects and theyíre pretty amazing.    No CGI melting flesh here.<>

I wish the movie was just a little better to warrant such a
great transfer.  Alas, youíll find
yourself admiring the effects and not much else.<>

The Features:

  • Commentary with writer/director William Sachs

  • Interviews with writer/director William Sachs and Academy Award winning makeup effects artists Rick Baker and Greg Cannom

  • Photo Gallery

The Specs:

  • 1080P High Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)

  • DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

  • Original Release: 1977

  • Runtime: 84 minutes

  • Rated:R<>

Final Grades:

Story: C / Itís not a great film and really just an excuse
for a gooey mess of a man to wander around killing people.   <>

Presentation: A / It looks amazing and the effects really
are something special.<>

Scare Factor: C / Youíll be grossed out but thatís about it.<>

Gore Factor:  A / The
melting man is one of the grossest gore effects Iíve ever seen and his ultimate
demise is quite well done.<>

Repeat view-ability: 
C / Watch for the effects. 
Theyíre great but I doubt theyíll be enough to bring you back to watch

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