Win THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature From Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment!
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group press release
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new Blu-ray double feature of THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS (透明人間現わる, Tōmei Ningen Arawaru, 1949) and THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY (透明人間と蝿男, Tōmei Ningen to Hae Otoko, 1957). Finally released outside Japan for the very first time, these unique riffs on H.G. Wells’ classic character (though undoubtedly also indebted to Universal’s iconic film series) are two of the earliest examples of tokusatsu (special effects) cinema from Daiei Studios, later the home of Gamera.
In THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS, written and directed by Nobuo Adachi in 1949, a scientist successfully creates an invisibility serum, only to be kidnapped by a gang of thugs who wish to use the formula to rob a priceless jewel. In addition to being the earliest surviving Japanese science fiction film ever made, the film’s entertaining special effects were an early credit for the legendary Eiji Tsuburaya (ULTRAMAN), five years before he first brought Godzilla to life.
Eight years later, Mitsuo Murayama’s exciting THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY tells the story of a series of mysterious murders where the only clue is strange buzzing noise at the scene of the crime… could this be linked to secret wartime experiments in shrinking humans to the size of insects? And can a scientist who’s just invented an invisibility ray be the one to stop it?
THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature will be released March 16 by Arrow Video US. The movies feature a High Definition (1080p) presentation with the original Japanese versions with optional English subtitles. Extras include a newly filmed interview with critic and genre scholar Kim Newman on the history of the “Invisible Man” in cinema, THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS trailer, image galleries for both films, and a reversible sleeve featuring newly-commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Keith Allison, Hayley Scanlon and Tom Vincent. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are four (4) prizes, each consisting of one (1) THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature.
B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
A. The “THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature” contest runs from March 6 until 11:59pm on March 21, 2021.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature” in the subject header will be discarded.
Determination of winners:
A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first four randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.
B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
C. The decision of Arrow Video US and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.
“THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature” CONTEST
Email the following info to “THE INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS /THE INVISIBLE MAN VS. THE HUMAN FLY Blu-ray Double Feature” at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in the contest. Good luck!
About Arrow Films
Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.