Invasion (Blu-ray)

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The Invasion tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) discovers the epidemics origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion.


Studio Warner
SKU 206651147
UPC 085391176183
UPC 14 00085391176183
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/29/2008
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Widescreen  2.40:1
Cast & Crew
Bruce Berman - Executive Producer
Caty Maxey - Art Director
Daniel Craig - Actor
Dave Kajganich - Screenplay
Hans Funck - Editor
Jack Finney - Based On Novel By
Jack Fisk - Production Designer
James F. Truesdale - Art Director
James McTeigue - Director
Jeffrey Wright - Actor
Jeremy Northam - Actor
Joel Negron - Editor
Joel Silver - Producer
John Ottman - Original Music By
Nicole Kidman - Actor
Oliver Hirschbiegel - Director
Rainer Klausmann - Cinematographer
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Based on the evidence at hand, it's impossible to say whether director Oliver Hirschbiegel's (Downfall) original cut of The Invasion would have been any good. What can be said is that the mismatched blending of Hirschbiegel's low-key horror and the Wachowski Brothers' anything-but-low-key action sequences results in a cinematic dud. The Invasion doesn't know what it wants to be - an action film, a horror movie, a science fiction allegory, a mother/son bonding picture - and, as a result, it ends up being none of the above. After an atmospheric and well-paced first two reels, the movie loses coherence as it rushes through potentially slower sequences to get to the pyrotechnic payoffs that result in an abrupt, unsatisfying conclusion...Jack Finney's source material was a thinly veiled commentary about the Red Scare (not unlike Arthur Miller's The Crucible). For The Invasion, an attempt is made to tie the body snatchers' work into a myriad of real-life current events: mistrust of government, the situation in Iraq, and the fear of a worldwide medicine-resistant pandemic. It's done sloppily and haphazardly, however. In the end, allegorical aspirations have been shunted into the background by the need to enhance the film's action quotient.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle Connects on a gut level in two ways, political and existential.
Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post Gripping from start to finish.

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