The Criterion Collection’s ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ Arrives in October

The 1957 adaptation of Richard Matheson’s The Incredible Shrinking Man arrives much bigger than normal this October thanks to the application of the Criterion Collection treatment.

Criterion Collection’s The Incredible Shrinking Man presents one of the most respected and thought-provoking Sci-Fi films of the 1950s in a deluxe package, with tons of extras for the discerning fan.

Director Jack Arnold’s examination of masculinity and existentialism, wrapped in the drive-in trappings of the era, includes:

  • A new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • A new audio commentary featuring genre-film historian Tom Weaver and horror-music expert David Schecter
  • A new program on the film’s special effects by effects experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
  • A new conversation between filmmaker Joe Dante and comedian and writer Dana Gould
  • Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal (Director’s Cut) (2021)
  • Interview from 2016 with Richard Christian Matheson, novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson’s son
  • Interview with director Jack Arnold from 1983
  • 8 mm home-cinema version from 1969
  • Trailer and teaser narrated by filmmaker Orson Welles
  • An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

The Incredible Shrinking Man will be available on Oct 19 in your choice of blu-ray ($39.95) or dvd ($29.95). Be sure to keep checking back with Conskipper for all of your classic sci-fi and horror news.

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