Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
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This entire picture is a horror masterpiece. Director Philip Kaufman puts together a hell of a movie, colorful, claustrophobic and atmospheric. Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams head-up a stellar cast, including Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy, and even Robert Duvall in an early blink-and-you've-missed-him cameo. Kevin McCarthy reprises, more or less, his role from the original 1956 film, initiating Sutherland and Adams on a nightmare ride of alien invasion that escalates to apocalyptic proportion.
There's not a thing wrong with this movie. Denny Zeitlin's eerie, atonal electronic score highlights the often very unsettling visuals, which include disintegrating people, fibrously materializing doppelgangers, and a dog with a human face. The script is flawless, succeeding - like Finney's novel and the original movie - by presenting us with recognizable people facing an impossible reality, updated for modern times. The actors underplay the tense melodrama, making it all the more dramatic when they're ultimately driven to screaming madness.
I can't recommend this movie highly enough. If you're a horror or science-fiction fan, or simply love a wonderfully performed, tensely scripted melodrama, this movie is for you.
Warning: this film is very, very disturbing, at times. You might want to keep it on the upper shelf.
The simple report is, the BD image is patently superior to the DVD edition, in every way. After making a comparison, I saw that some minor image cleanup has taken place, removing flecks from aging. If any DNR went into it, it wasn't done to the extreme of sacrificing details. It also appears as if little or no sharpening was applied, which is a good thing: sometimes these older movies can become a mess once every defect from age is brought into bold relief. The color palette has remained natural, fitting for its noirish intent.Read more ›
I had the pleasure of watching this film again late at night after an exhausting day of work which is the perfect state of mind to be in. Struggling to keep myself from nodding off I could relate even better to the characters and their conflict by forcing myself to stay awake, not because the film is dull or boring, heavens no, but because as a child I believed, however irrational it may seem, that if I fell asleep watching this film that I too would be transformed and replaced by a pod. Funny how the innocent superstitions of childhood can resonate in our subconscious after so many years.
The new 2-disc collectors edition DVD is definitely worth replacing the old one if you own it, which seems almost like an analogy of the film itself which is finally presented in anamorphic widescreen with Dolby digital sound and director commentary by Philip Kaufman if you really want to test your insomnia.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I vaguely remember this as a kid. Saw again last year on Netflix. One of the best Sci-fi horror movies of all time. The actors and the director did a perfect job. Read morePublished 15 days ago by swankhood
This is a very good movie with a twist from the original. Not as good as the original, but worth watching.Published 19 days ago by Terry J. Hubbard
No subtitles and no closed caption! That is discrimination against hearing impaired. The liberal film industries hated the hearing disabilities, and they forced our hearing... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very good movie, but the best version is the one made in the 50s with Kevin McCarthy.Published 3 months ago by Irma R.
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The image Amazon has is of the Canadian release, probably because it was available before the American art was, but the American DVD only has the English text on it.
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