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Invasion of the Body Snatchers PG

From deep space... the seed is planted... terror grows
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 31, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Features: Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Director Philip Kaufman, "Pod Culture" Retrospective, Trivia and Production Notes, Original Theatrical Trailer.

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh93%

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Total Count: 57

Upright81%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 35,321
Although both versions derive from the same Jack Finney novel, the mood of the newer one is closer to The Stepford Wives than it is to Siegel's original. Full Review
Gannett News Service
Oct 31, 2019
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A classic that seems outdated but ultimately feels relevant because of its iconic scenery and threat treatment. [Full review in Spanish]. Full Review
Cinelipsis
Jan 15, 2019
[The film] gives remakes a good name...
Wall Street Journal
Oct 22, 2010
It's interesting to observe how Kaufman and screenwriter W.D. Richter contrive to exploit and refine elements from both Finney's novel and Siegel's film in the new movie version, an unusually imaginative and adroit but also self-conscious remake. Full Review
Washington Post
Oct 17, 2016
Ideas that Siegel knocked off in a few shots are expanded to fill entire sequences -- but they're good ideas, and can stand a little stretching. Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
Rating: A- -- Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom's most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares.
AV Club
Sep 1, 2007
This film wants to have it both ways: to have a more urbane, more "important" scope than the original, and yet retain some of its inexpensive intimacy as well. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Oct 22, 2010

Product Description:

In this remake of the 1956 cult classic, terror slowly and silently strikes San Francisco as the city is mysteriously covered by alien spores that produce strangely beautiful flowers. Unbeknownst to the people, the flowers are the bearers of alien pods that make a spiderlike webbing that captures their victims as they sleep and replicates their human form. Although they still look human, the victims are transformed into emotionless creatures by a strange race of aliens out to consume and control humanity--and only four people are left to stop them. Donald Sutherland stars as Matthew Bennel, a Department of Health inspector whose close friend and coworker Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) is overwhelmed by fear and paranoia when she begins to suspect her boyfriend, Geoffrey (Art Hindle), of no longer being human. Together, with their friends Jack (Jeff Goldblum) and Nancy (Veronica Cartwright), they are out to stop the bizarre alien invasion before they fall victim to the alien pods. Leonard Nimoy costars as Dr. David Kibner, a guru psychiatrist who might not be whom he seems. This haunting parable of human paranoia is a creepy glimpse of a city overrun with robotlike yuppies threatening to wipe out all of humankind. Sutherland gives a knockout performance as the leader of the last four humans left in San Francisco in this terrific blend of B-movie science fiction and modern terror.

Plot Synopsis:

A remake of the classic paranoid metaphor, this time it is yuppies who threaten to replace humankind with synthetic veggie-humans. See BODY SNATCHERS for yet another remake.

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Production Notes:

  • Look for a cameo appearance by Kevin McCarthy, star of the original film, still running through the streets, trying to escape.
  • Director Don Siegel also makes a cameo appearance as a taxi driver. Siegel directed the original 1956 version of the film.
  • Director Philip Kaufman appears as an impatient man banging on a telephone booth that Donald Sutherland is using.
  • Look for Robert Duvall as the priest on a swing.
  • The film includes several shots of the TransAmerica pyramid in San Francisco's skyline. At the time of the film's release, TransAmerica was the parent company of United Artists, the producers of the film.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,348
  • UPC: 027616627421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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