Invasion of the Body Snatchers

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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When filmy spores fall from space and take root in San Francisco, the city is beautifully transformed by spectacular and exotic flowers. But these lovely extraterrestrial blossoms have gruesome plans for their earthly admirers. These blossoms are going to slowly clone human bodies and then dispose of the originals.
Statement of Responsibility: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists ; [Solofilm] ; a Robert H. Solo production of a Philip Kaufman film ; directed by Philip Kaufman ; produced by Robert H. Solo ; screenplay by W.D. Richter
Title: Invasion of the body snatchers
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] :, MGM Home Entertainment ;, Beverly Hills, Calif. :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2007]
Edition: Collector's ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 pamphlet ([7] p. ; 19 cm.)
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Report This Jun 13, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I vehemently disagree with kennykckwok. I think this is perhaps the best remake ever made, with the sort of doom-filled, ominous ending the original should've had. I've heard that the original was re-released around the time of the remake, without the optimistic told-in-flashback ending it originally had. I've never seen the original that way & it would certainly be an improvement, but it would still fall short of the 1978 version, which boasts indelible performances, great effects, razor-sharp writing & ultra-paranoia run rampant from director Philip Kaufman. Considering that the movie's setting, San Francisco, was sort of the hippie capital, this feels sort of like a reversal of the whole thing...an "anti-hippie" movie, if you will, an antidote to '70s pretentiousness (like playing soft music to help plants grow, for example--"Classical music is good for the plants..." [including pods]). Cameos from Robert Duvall & the original's star, Kevin McCarthy (as if he'd been running non-stop for 20+ years, trying to warn everyone), Jeff Goldblum, terrific in one of his early roles ("I don't have any friends."), Veronica Cartwright ("Is it contagious?"), Leonard Nimoy in a rare non-Spock role, Brooke Adams demonstrating a "stupid people trick" that's at least as freaky as anything else in the film & Donald Sutherland in an unforgettable film-ending zoom-in. MICHELE R STEWART--music for the 1978 version is actually by Denny Zeitlin (his only score) & what Fellini movie was Sutherland in?? I agree it's nice to have a Woolworth shown in a film.

I own both versions, the original with a dvd of the kevin mccarthy one and the dvd and vhs of the 1978 version with donald sutherland. I love both. Eash for different reasons, but the 1978 one I adore because of the music by donald stewart making it particularly scary, but in san francisco, where Im from, you get to see Powell and Market as it isn't anymore, including the Woolworth Building. I like all the actors, Sutherland my favorite way back from his Fellini movie, his acting is glorious, in this invasion version, Veronica is a sweetheart in this one, Goldblum you feel sorry for, and its frightening when he turns, Nemoy actually scared the heck out of me just being in a normal role and we wont even mention what happens to him, and Brooke , well, you just have to see this. Its 5 stars from me. and I watch this constantly. Thanks.

Report This Jan 11, 2013
  • Monuu rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The plot is interesting and different, but the movie was just boring to me.

I'm totally with laustcawz here. So few remakes are worthwhile, but this one stands on its own as one of the best examples of horror, sci-fi, and '70's American film in general.

Report This Mar 14, 2012
  • kennykckwok rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Don't waste your time.

My borrowed copy of this item is the1993 version! I was looking forward to the 1978 version. Disappointing that we have to sort out cataloging problems. I want zing189's copy!

This is the 1978 version. It's not the 2007 version as indicated by library records.


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