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Blu-ray Review: You've Never Seen Anything Till You've Seen THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN - Movies In Focus
The Incredible Melting Man riffs on the science fiction nuclear-age horror movies and comics of the 1950s. It’s about, Steve West (Alex Rebar) an astronaut who returns from a trip to Saturn – he’s a man, he begins to melt – incredibly. He also goes on a killing rampage because…err..why wouldn’t he? There’s little logic in director William Sach’s 1977 film. That acting is bad, the make-up is good (by maestro Rick Baker) and the film works in it’s own little way. This is a late-night movie for connoisseurs of schlock. Sach’s says that The Incredible Melting Man is a comedy and a live action comic book and you can see that. It’s possible that he could be rewriting history to give the movie some context because it’s not a very good movie in the traditional sense. This is B-movie entertainment, the type of movie that appears to be played straight but filled with ‘so bad it’s good’ moments. The late Burr DeBenning is the lead as the doctor tasked with tracking down West before he kills again and melts into a puddle. DeBenning has an impressive way in line delivery – I’m not sure if it’s good, but it’s [...]