The Incredible Melting Man
Take a ’ 50s
B- movie, add gross- out effects, place under a high heat until it’s melted into goo and… voila! This ’ 70s shocker establishes its premise – astronaut is affected by, er, something to do with Saturn’s rings, starts disintegrating, escapes, ambles about woods offing passers- by – in moments, then runs it into the ground.
The only thing that might inspire thought is the question of whether the comedy is intentional. Are we meant to howl at the most incompetent search party in history? Is the sight of an ear stuck to a bush meant to inspire guffaws? Probably, but the humour’s so poorly developed it’s not entirely clear.
Director’s commentary, two interviews, a booklet and more. Ian Berriman