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Sci-fi classic The Incredible Shrinking Man is making its Blu-ray debut in August

05.19.2011by: Alex DiVincenzo

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN on Blu-ray on August 30. Special features and artwork haven't been revealed this early. It was rumored that the film was being held for release until an impending remake was produced, but I'm happy to say that we will see it in high-definition sooner.

The 1957 science fiction classic is directed by Jack Arnold (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) and written by Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND), as based on his own novel. Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Billy Curtis and William Schallert star.

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

Extra Tidbit: The giant rain drops in the film were created by dropping condoms filled with water.
Source: AITH



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