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Audio Commentary:Commentary by Writer/Director Larry Cohen
Theatrical Trailer:Trailers of this and the sequels "It Lives Again" and "It's Alive III: Island of the Alive"
An interesting hybrid of melodrama and monster movie, It's Alive focuses more on story and satirical social commentary than blood and gore, finding a balanced tone of realism meets camp. In the tradition of other great monster movies, clever quick-edit shots of the baby are introduced to the audience in small doses, building some solid suspense. Sure, there's mandatory suspension of belief involved, but who has time to ponder gaping holes in logic when an entire metropolis lives in fear of a baby monstrosity?
Maverick independent film maker Larry Cohen struck gold with this chilling "it could happen to you" tale of terror which went on to gain cult status and spawn two sequels (It Lives Again and Island of the Alive). Featuring some strong performances, genuinely creepy creature effects by master of make-up artist Rick Baker (King Kong, Star Wars, Men in Black), and a marvelously effective score by legendary composer Bernard Hermann (Psycho, The Birds, Kill Bill Vol. 1), It's Alive is schlock at its best. --Matt Wold
One of the most influential horror movies of the 1970's and one of Larry Cohen's best movies!
Some might try to dismiss It's Alive as schlock, but for those willing to look beneath the surface, It's Alive is a smart, intelligent film with something to say.
I recall how frightening the commercial was for this film when it first came out but I was only five at the time.
For being as old as it is, it was pretty well done and entertaining. Truly made me feel sorry for the creature.Published 5 months ago by Mary K
This movie is better than I remember. And, to have it on DVD is an added bonus. Thank you very,very much!Published 7 months ago by Derek Collier
this version seems like it was cut up and badly edited. not like what i remember when i saw it as a kid!Published 9 months ago by old man jon
Absolutely fantastic story and makes me want to promote birth control more often. Reminds me of my relatives are not responsible whether prenatal care.Published 11 months ago by Mary D. Gilmore
this movie came out when i was 11 and I just had to see it but I could not. later I don't know when I saw the movie and i must have liked it somewhat. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SWL