The Invisible Avenger

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The Invisible Avenger
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Directed by Motoyoshi Oda
Produced by Takeo Kita[1]
Screenplay by Shigeaki Hidaka[1]
Starring
Music by Kyosuke Kami[1]
Cinematography Eiji Tsuburaya[1]
Edited by Shuichi Orihara[1]
Production
company
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 29 December 1954 (1954-12-29) (Japan)
Running time
70 minutes[1]
Country Japan

The Invisible Avenger (透明人間, Tōmei ningen, lit. Invisible Man) is a 1954 Japanese film directed by Motoyoshi Oda. The film is a loose adaptation of the H.G. Wells story The Invisible Man.[1]

The film was moderately successful, but was overshadowed by the huge crossover success of Godzilla, earlier in 1954. It has never been released outside Japan, nor was it dubbed in English.[2][page needed] The special effects were made by Eiji Tsuburaya.[1]

This film followed on the heels on a little-known Japanese science fiction film called Tomei ningen arawaru/Enter the Invisible Man (1949), produced by Daiei Film, which in turn was followed by a semi-sequel from Daiei, The Invisible Man vs. the Human Fly (1957).[3][page needed]

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Release[edit]

The Invisible Avenger was distributed in Japan by Toho on December 29, 1954.[1] Stuart Galbraith IV suggested that the film may have been released internationally as The Invisible Man.[1]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Galbraith IV 2008, p. 107.
  2. ^ Galbraith,Stuart (1994). Japanese Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Films. McFarland and Co., Inc.
  3. ^ Galbraith,Stuart (1994). Japanese Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Films. McFarland and Co., Inc.

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