(177) INVISIBLE MAN IN MEXICO (1958) Spanish & English Version
Complete Versions on Two Discs
Original Mexican Version [96
min] (with English subtitles) and English
Language edit [86 min]
Title: EL HOMBRE QUE LOGRO SER INVISIBLE [The Man Who Managed to Be Invisible]
also known as THE MEXICAN INVISIBLE MAN
and THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN
Alfredo B. Crevenna [English version by K. Gordon Murray]
starring: Arturo De Cordova · Ana Luisa Peluffo · Raul Meraz · Augusto
Benedico · Nestor Barbosa
[named Charles in the English version] is a scientist engaged to Beatriz.
But their marriage plans get interrupted when he is accused and falsely
convicted of murder. Carlos is sentenced to 99 years in prison. Luckily,
his brother manages to complete their invisibility experiments and smuggles
it into jail, thus allowing Carlos to disappear and sneak out.
The cloak of invisibility enables him to make fools of the police and
prove his innocence, with the help of girlfriend Beatriz. However, the
drug has a nasty side effect: insanity. Carlos decides that he rather
terrorize the city than go back to being normal.
De Cordova was a major star when he made this film, having appeared
in both Mexican and Hollywood films throughout the '40s and '50s. After
100+ films, he died from a heart attack in 1972 at age 65. His co-star
- here - was the cute and perky 'girl next door' Ana Luisa Peluffo.
She landed this role after only a handful of minor parts. However, she
would become a Mexican cinema Queen, starring in 220+ productions (including
Carlos Enrique Taboada's DRIFTER
IN THE RAIN and the controversial DAMNED
RAPIST) before retiring in 2014. Ms
Peluffo was also the first A-List actress to do a nude scene in Mexican
SEX AND WITCHCRAFT (original release in 1968, re-release 1984].
package contains both the original Spanish version (with optional English
subtitles, widescreen) and the English dubbed print, edited and fullscreen,
but with some additional scenes shot in Miami by K. Gordon Murray.
Two versions of a Mexican film, original
Spanish with English subtitles (96 min) and
English dub (86 min) wide
and fullscreen format, on two DVDs encoded for ALL REGIONS
NTSC FORMAT; extras include Mexican theatrical trailers.