Invasion of the Body Snatchers-Collectors Ed

Directed By: Philip Kaufman Starring: Donald Sutherland

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This dazzling remake of the 1956 spine-tingler stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Veronica Cartwright in an eerie tale of possession by "alien pods."


Studio Mgm Entertainment
SKU 204687037
UPC 027616082923
UPC 14 00027616082923
Format DVD
Release Date 8/7/2007
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note 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 Summary
Summary 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.
Sight and Sound "...A remake aimed at buffs familiar with the original in particular and film lore in general..." 03/01/1979 p.128-9
Entertainment Weekly "...Sheer heartbreak and visual spookiness....An elemental fable..." -- Rating: B 10/16/1998 pp.91-2
Variety "...[The film] not only matches the original in horrific tone and effect, but exceeds it in both conception and execution..." 12/20/1978
Premiere "A skillful, moody, and understated remake of the Don Siegel classic." 03/01/2004 p.96
Uncut "[D]isturbing." 01/01/2004 p.141
Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] tense and compelling paranoid journey, standing in its own right as a damned good movie." 11/23/2007 p.109
Wall Street Journal "[The film] gives remakes a good name..." 10/22/2010
Philip Kaufman
Donald Sutherland
Cast & Crew
Brooke Adams - Actor
Charles Rosen - Production Designer
Denny Zeitlin - Original Music By
Donald Sutherland - Actor
Douglas Stewart - Editor
Jack Finney - Based On Novel By
Jeff Goldblum - Actor
Leonard Nimoy - Actor
Michael Chapman - Cinematographer
Philip Kaufman - Director
Robert H. Solo - Producer
W.D. Richter - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1978
Catalog ID 111652
UPC 00027616082923
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource DVD Town
Review Paranoia. Mass hysteria. Conformity. Cloning. Faddism. Brainwashing. Mind control. Communism. Witch hunts. These are just a few of the subjects touched upon in director Philip Kaufman's thought-provoking remake of the science-fiction classic, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Like its famous 1956 predecessor and its less well-known 1994 companion, "Body Snatchers," this 1978 film is topical and thematic. And it is damned scary...After you've seen the picture, you see pod people everywhere. It can make a genuine cynic of anyone...Space invaders don't always have to arrive in spectacular, melodramatic fleets of mile-wide starships a la "Independence Day." They can come quietly, secretly, like thieves in the night, and have us before we even know we're being taken. As I said, scary.
Reviewer John J. Puccio
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Sutherland,Donald
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice ...speaks to our national paranoia amd intrigues us with its craftiness.
James Rocchi, NetFlix ...a very, very special film, a forgotten classic of the '70s cinema.

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