The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly

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The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly
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Theatrical release poster
HepburnTōmei Ningen to Hae Otoko
Directed byMitsuo Murayama
Screenplay byHajime Takaiwa
Based onCharacters and concepts created by H. G. Wells for The Invisible Man
Produced byHidemasa Nagata
StarringRyuji Shinagawa
Yoshiro Kitahara
Junko Kano
CinematographyHiroshi Murai
Edited byShigeo Nishida
Music byTokujirō Ōkubo
Distributed byDaiei
Release date
August 25, 1957 (Japan)
Running time
96 minutes

The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly[1] (透明人間と蝿男, Tōmei Ningen to Hae Otoko, lit.'The Invisible Man and The Fly Man') is a 1957 Japanese science fiction horror film produced and distributed by Daiei Film. It was Daiei's second film based on H. G. Wells' 1897 The Invisible Man after The Invisible Man Appears. The film is directed by Mitsuo Murayama, with special effects by Tōru Matoba and stars Ryuji Shinagawa, Yoshiro Kitahara, and Junko Kano.

Plot summary[edit]


  • Ryuji Shinagawa as Dr. Tsukioka, the Invisible Man
  • Yoshiro Kitahara as Chief Inspector Wakabayashi
  • Junko Kano as Akiko Hayakawa
  • Yoshihiro Hamaguchi as Detective Hayama
  • Shozo Nanbu as Dr. Hayakawa
  • Joji Tsurumi as Sugimoto, Dr. Hayakawa's Assistant
  • Bontaro Miake as Chief of the Metropolitan Police
  • Ichirō Izawa as Kōkichi Kusunoki, the Human Fly
  • Chujo Shizuo as Yamada, the Human Fly
  • Naoko Matsudaira as Noriko Maeda


The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly was released in Japan on August 25, 1957 as a double feature with Suzunosuke Akado: The Vacuum Slash of Asuka and Headbutt and Karate Chop (頭突きと空手チョップ[2]). The film and its precessor were never released outside of Japan until Arrow Video released the film on Blu-ray on March 15, 2021.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Elson, Devon (2021-03-13). "The Invisible Man Appears (1949) | The Invisible Man vs The Human Fly (1957) • Blu-ray [Arrow…". Medium. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  2. ^ "頭突きと空手チョップ : 作品情報". 映画.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  3. ^ The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (1957), retrieved 2021-04-30

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