I had not seen this film since it’s original theatrical release 38 years ago so the first thing I can tell you is it still holds up and hasn’t aged one bit. The writing, acting and special effects are still as creepy today as they were when I was a teenager.
Originally released in 1978 and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” is still a force to be reckoned with. It’s a simple story told perfectly with not one second of screen time wasted on boring exposition. The whole film moves at a brisk pace and the tension level is high throughout.
Everything about this film is top notch and Director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) can be proud to know that his film can go toe to toe with the other classic 70’s horror films such as “The Exorcist,” “The Omen” and “Carrie.”
The new Blu-Ray release looks gorgeous and quite possibly better than it did when it was originally released on the big screen. If you have never seen this film or want to relive a classic from your youth then this is the perfect time to see “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.”
Special Features Include:
- NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
- NEW Star-Crossed In The Invasion – An Interview With Actress Brooke Adams
- NEW Leading The Invasion – An Interview With Actor Art Hindle
- NEW Re-Creating The Invasion – An Interview With Writer W.D. Richter
- NEW Scoring The Invasion – An Interview With Composer Denny Zeitlin
- NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
- Audio Commentary By Director Philip Kaufman
- Re-Visitors From Outer Space, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod – Including Interviews With Director Philip Kaufman, Screenwriter W.D. Richter, Director Of Photography Michael Chapman And Actors Donald Sutherland And Veronica Cartwright
- Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod
- The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – An Interview With Ben Burtt And Sound Editor Bonnie Koehler
- The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod
- An episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, “Time Is Just A Place,” Based On Jack Finney’s Short Story, Directed By Jack Arnold
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- Photo Gallery
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