April 7, 2020
The Invisible Man, the Jason Blum-produced thriller whose theatrical run was cut short by the novel coronavirus pandemic, will be released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment through digital retailers on May 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 26.
Viewers for the first time will get the opportunity to see more than 20 minutes of bonus content — including a close-up look at lead actress Elisabeth Moss, feature commentary with writer-director Leigh Whannell, and deleted scenes — which wasn’t available when the film was initially released to digital streaming channels, at a premium “rental” rate of $19.99, after movie theaters went dark.
The film, in which Whannell reimagines Universal’s classic unseeable character against a backdrop of an empowered woman facing her abusive former boyfriend, was released theatrically Feb. 28 and earned more than $64 million at the domestic box office before theaters were shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. On March 16, Universal became the first studio to pull its entire movie slate out of theaters and make them available for home viewing at a premium rate.
The Invisible Man stars Moss (from “The Handmaid’s Tale”) as Cecilia Kass, who slowly begins to rebuild her life after the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). But before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone.
The film also stars Aldris Hodge (“Black Mirror,” Straight Outta Compton) and Storm Reid (Don’t Let Go, “Euphoria”).
Bonus content includes:
- “Moss Manifested” — Star Elisabeth Moss describes the physical and emotional challenges she faced while portraying Cecilia, a woman whose truth is constantly questioned by those around her.
- “Director’s Journey With Leigh Whannell” — Director Leigh Whannell acts as tour guide through principal photography, from day 1 to day 40.
- “The Players” — Filmmakers and cast provide an in-depth analysis of each character and how they interact with the unseen terror of the “invisible” tormentor.
- “Timeless Terror” — A behind-the-scenes look at how writer-director Whannell reimagined the iconic “invisible man” character through the lens of modern technology and socially relatable themes.
- Feature commentary with Whannell.