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The Invasion (2007)

Nicole Kidman , Daniel Craig , Oliver Hirschbiegel  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright
  • Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JPUN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Invasion" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Documentary: We've Been Snatched Before: Invasion in Media History
  • Three featurettes: The Invasion: A New Story, The Invasion: On the Set, The Invasion: Snatched

Editorial Reviews

Something terrifying has come to Earth, something that attacks us while we sleep and turns us into soulless replicants. The clock is ticking as Washington, DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) and her colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) embark on a heart-stopping journey into a nightmarish world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. No one can be trusted. No one is safe in producer Joel Silver's bold new take on Jack Finney's classic novel The Body Snatchers.

Don't fall asleep! The Invasion is here.


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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Five Star Science-Fiction Classic January 13, 2008
Format:DVD
Someone must defend the exquisite "The Invasion", which was a huge critical and commercial disaster when released in 2007. Personally, I think it was way ahead of its' time, and it is quite ironic that most people are waking up to its' genius on DVD.

Nicole Kidman, in perhaps her most restrained performance plays 'a woman against the world'. Holding onto her sanity while the rest of the world around her are converted literally into zombies, she plays a simple woman who has to deal with some extraordinary circumstances. I found her insomniac performance while teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown while trapped in the convenience store, to be one of her greatest screen moments.

Its moments like that which define "The Invasion". This is NOT a film for special effects afficionados. In fact, I can't recall even one significant special effect or 'things blowing up'. What I got instead was a quiet, intelligent science fiction thriller that relied upon dialog and languid camera movement to convey a sense of fear and mayhem. In fact, the Directors' style here is an amalgamation of David Lynch and two of his best movies - "Dune" and "Mulholland Drive". The film-noir vibe is stark throughout this film, and I would say this is closer to an art film that a typical commercial thriller.

Perhaps its that sensibility that made this a commercial failure. In one extended sequence, Nicole Kidman is informed that in order to escape being noticed by the zombies, you need to be 'emotionless'. Nicole then proceeds to take the train and walk the streets, and does a fine job of conveying nothingness, simply to escape being killed, while all the while her character is dying inside. Superb.
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41 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yet another remake of a classic story. August 21, 2007
Every era seems to have a connection to the "Body Snatchers" as there have been about 4 films so far that are based on the classic tale and it has spawned numerous similarily themed films and silly rip-offs (Invasion of the Pod People).

The first version and arguably the best is Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) which dealt with McCarthism. The next take on the classic came in 1978 with Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has become my favorite version of the tale. It focused on our need to be emotional even when it makes no sense, hence, the appearance of Leonard Nimoy in the film who built a career playing Spock, part emotionless Vulcan and part human, on Star Trek. Then there came Body Snatchers in 1994 and although that was a rather forgettable version, it did have something to say about the "me" and "greed" era of the 1980's.

Now we have "The Invasion" in which Nicole Kidman takes on Leonard Nimoy's supporting role in the 1978 version and makes it the starring role. She is well-supported by the new James Bond, Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, and even the actor who plays the new Felix Liter in the same Bond film. In addition, there is Jeremy Northam (
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Maybe it's that bug that's been going around." January 27, 2010
Format:DVD
All the succeeding versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers have been weaker than the ones which came before, but they've all had interesting additions to the basic story of the pods taking over people.

The original (1956 with Kevin McCarthy) was the best because it was a low-budget film noir that didn't take itself too seriously. The Philip Kaufman remake in 1978 set in San Francisco anticipated the AIDS/STD crisis that was just around the corner. Abel Ferrara's version Body Snatchers (1993), set on an Army post, gave us a look at what happens when a society is increasingly militarized without wide scale involvement in the military by civilians for a temporary term of service, the way Americans experienced World War II.

The Invasion starring Nicole Kidman is the least interesting yet, but even it has a couple of intriguing ideas. I get the feeling it was intended to say some halfway serious things about the United States and its place in the world before a glamorous movie star got involved.

Pills have replaced pods in this version of the story.

Psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Kidman) prescribes a change in medication when a woman in an abusive marriage reports that her husband has become much calmer, except for strangling the dog when it growled at him.

Later one of the newly infected asks Bennell if she can give him a pill to prevent a Darfur, or a New Orleans.

Before the alien infection arrives on Earth, Bennell is caught between her ex-husband and her platonic boyfriend. We see both men before and after they're infected. Unlike previous versions of the story, people aren't killed and replaced by duplicates grown from pods, they are just transformed by an infection into a joint human-alien entity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised that I had missed this..
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, and wasn't expecting much from it.
However, the suspense and acting were really quite good. Read more
Published 10 days ago by J. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love this movie it is tense and the acting is good. Nicole Kidman does a great job making us feel for her.
Published 24 days ago by RER
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better!
A sci-fi movie of aliens taking over human bodies, think Invasion of the Body-Snatchers. Only it isn't as good as that movie. Read more
Published 26 days ago by S. Robbins
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD Malfunction
I didn't even get a chance to see it. The DVD didn't get pass the previews. I want a refund!!!
Published 1 month ago by Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Movie
Nicole gives a great performance in another version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," but this version has an interesting twist.
Published 2 months ago by RAH
4.0 out of 5 stars Demoiselle in distress
It's very kitsch in a way, not dark enough for my test. Lots of star power but the original " body snatcher " is better and Nicole's movie " the others " is 100... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jules
4.0 out of 5 stars Good remake and the first one with a true happy ending
I liked the movie especially with it ending on the absolute truth of the Russian Ambassadors quote. Humans are a product of their inbred nature and always will be...... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Invasion Nicole Kidman Daniel Craig
Great sci fi movie and third remake of body snatchers,,,this one takes on a different angle and is a great addition to the other two. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!!
This is one of my favorite movies! A great up-to-date take on the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Sterling
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Variation of an Old Favorite
Nothing spectacular, but well worth the $2.99. I had already seen it in the theaters when it was originally released, and remember enjoying it well enough then, so decided to rent... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chris Moore
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