The Incredible Melting Man (1977) Drips onto DVD - Page 2
In pursuit of this sloppy mess of a man, who leaves his eyeballs and ears in his wake, are a doctor, an army general, and the police. Could they be at cross purposes? Can the incredible fiend be stopped?
The Incredible Melting Man is one of the latest releases from the MGM Limited Edition Collection, DVDs that are manufactured on demand. It is a movie so hysterically bad, one expects to find that it had been lampooned on Mystery Science Theater 3000--and one would be correct (how did I miss that episode?). Some of the funniest scenes involve the characters who become victims—the doctor’s mother-in-law and her boyfriend out to steal some lemons, the fisherman—but a lot of the hilarity comes from the ignore-science-and-logic-anything-goes school of filmmaking.
Amazingly, many people have named The Incredible Melting Man the worst picture they’ve ever seen. Why?, I innocently ask. True, the acting is awful, the dialogue inane, and the screenplay absurd, but other than those little matters, what’s wrong with The Incredible Melting Man (besides the fact that he’s melting)? The Incredible Melting Man delivers more laughs per scene than most comedies—unintentionally, of course. It is so achingly atrocious that it doesn’t need MST3K to make it laughable. And its the perfect movie to share with those friends who are dying to come over with a couple of pizzas and six-packs. Be sure you make plenty of popcorn—you’re gonna need to throw it.