Also known as: Codename: Minus One (UK)
Release Date: 1976 (original episodes), 1981 (TV movie edit)
Directed by: Michael Caffey, Alan Crosland Jr., Alan J. Levi
Written by: Leslie Stevens, Steven E. de Souza, Frank Telford
Based on: Gemini Man TV series and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Music by: Lee Holdridge, Mark Snow, Billy Goldenberg
Cast: Ben Murphy, William Sylvester, Katherine Crawford
Harve Bennett Productions, Universal Television, NBC, 97 Minutes
“You have any idea who those turkeys were?” – Sam Casey
This is another film that was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 that wasn’t really a movie but was actually two television episodes edited into a feature length cut. And like the other examples of this terrible phenomenon, this was an atrocious and unwatchable mess.
However, there was a pretty amusing fight scene in the middle of the movie where one of the two main dork dicks was performing, got heckled and then a bar fight broke out featuring the other main dork dick using his mastery of invisibility to cheap shot rednecks.
Frankly, that weird bar fight is about all that I can even recall from this film that I just watched last night.
There were some sci-fi bits I guess, which is why the dude had invisibility powers, but this was such a mess it was hard not to zone out for most of this film.
I don’t know, unless you’re a hardcore MST3K completist, this one is really friggin’ hard to get through.
There’s trucker stuff, sci-fi wizardry, invisibility kung fu and acting so bad that everyone here could beat out Carrot Top for a Golden Raspberry Award.
As for the rating, it really gets a 1/10. I added that extra .75 for the invisibility kung fu.
Pairs well with: Master Ninja I and II, Fugitive Alien I and II, Time of the Apes, Mighty Jack and Cosmic Princess.