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      The Invisible Ray

      Released Jan 20, 1936 1h 21m Sci-Fi List
      67% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 51% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A scientist (Bela Lugosi) seeks an antidote for a radium-poisoned colleague (Boris Karloff) with the touch of death. Read More Read Less

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      Frank S. Nugent New York Times As the story unreels, you realize that this is just another case of a man's manager bringing him along too fast. It is no wonder Karloff's mind cracks under the strain. Aug 8, 2006 Full Review Tom Milne Time Out It's briskly staged with some fine camerawork, and Karloff -- turned into a radioactive killer and melting down a symbolic statue after each death on his vengeance trail against his wife and the colleagues he feels have betrayed him -- is great. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A nifty blend of horror and science fiction. Rated: 3/4 Jun 22, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews other than being lightly entertaining, this science fiction pic is no Frankenstein. Rated: B Apr 5, 2006 Full Review Michael Szymanski International Press Academy Rated: 3/5 Oct 7, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Robert R A classic Science Fiction Classic that showcases Bela Lugosi in an extraordinary role. The special effects are extremely powerful for this film. One of his best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Michael C Once again, the on screen combination of the late Boris Karloff and the late Bela Lugosi drew me in to see "The Invisible Ray". Aside from affirming my belief that Bela Lugosi was actually a very good actor who did not deserve to be typecast, the movie as a whole was just mediocre and was not very memorable. The movie does have its positive highlights. The cast is uniformly good in their respective roles. The story overall is fine. That is all. In the end, "The Invisible Ray" is a forgettable movie, but it is at least entertaining. Don't make a point to see it because it is not that good, but if you do, you won't be too disappointed. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review cbl 4 2 of the greatest icons of the horror genre together in one movie . Though not in the class with Dracula or Frankenstein, this is a very good adult scary flick with a supporting cast of serious actors. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review CodyZamboni Watchable low key horror sci fi tale. Boris Karloff getting radiated by asteroid in Africa. He controls its' power to destroy boulders, statues, and goes homicidal when his wife strays. Gets mad when fellow scientist Bela Lugosi uses the ray to cure people, The big attraction here are the 2 Universal monster stars, Was nice seeing Lugosi in a heroic role. and Karloff brings menace and sadness in his lust for revenge and power. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Ted B 3 stars; For a 90 year old movie, it was a very interesting approach to the dangers of radiation for its time. Two of the biggest stars in universal movie horror in the thirties and forties played together, even though they didn't care for each other in real life. They did a very commendable job. A fun watch if you're not into scientific detail accuracy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Dallas H Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi do a science fiction movie together while donning facial hair! I liked this movie. It's too bad it didn't have a spare role for Lon Chaney, Jr. or Peter Lorre. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A scientist (Bela Lugosi) seeks an antidote for a radium-poisoned colleague (Boris Karloff) with the touch of death.
      Director
      Lambert Hillyer
      Producer
      Edmund Grainger
      Screenwriter
      John Colton
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 20, 1936, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 6, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 21m