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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 ›
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.
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 ›
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Really good picture and sound, super worthy remake of a top ten classic, better than I remembered, definitely worth the upgrade and action and tension well done, Donald Sutherland... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Seb T.
I have had this from V/H/S to DVD to Blu-Ray and now Collectors Edition from Scream! Factory. First of all, next to the 1950's Original Classic, this is the best out of the 4 Films... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brian E
One of handful of remakes that is equal to or surpasses the original film. The movie looks great on Blu-ray and still holds up today. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jason Arthur
Excellent HD upgrade(with a pristine transfer) of this classic 1978 film, a remake/sequel to the equally classic 1956 original based on the Jack Finney novel. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Quiet Knight
The 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, like John Carpenter's The Thing, 1988's The Blob, David Cronenberg's The Fly, 2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2004's Dawn of the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Films4Life
Excellent HD video & sound! This is A MUST for any fan of the 1978 remake because this release has a bunch of special features!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
This remake of the classic manages to hit it out of the ball park . Top of it's game when it comes too providing the scare factor . Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mothra Moth
One of the 1st horror movies I remember being very frightened of, Jaws was the other...lol.
Shout Factory to me is the new Criterion Collection. Read more
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