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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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4.7 out of 5 stars 729 customer reviews

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Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Carolyn Jones. The sci-fi classic about small-town residents slowly being replaced by aliens hatched in pods. 1956/b&w/80 min/NR/fullscreen & widescreen.

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Something's wrong in the town of Santa Mira, California. At first, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is unconcerned when the townsfolk accuse their loved ones of acting like emotionless imposters. But soon the evidence is overwhelming--Santa Mira has been invaded by alien "pods" that are capable of replicating humans and taking possession of their identities. It's up to McCarthy to spread the word of warning, battling the alien invasion at the risk of his own life. Considered one of the best science fiction films of the 1950s and '60s, this classic paranoid thriller was widely interpreted as a criticism of the McCarthy era (that's Senator Joseph, not actor Kevin), which was characterized by anticommunist witch-hunts and fear of the dreaded blacklist. Some hailed it as an attack on the oppressive power of government as Big Brother. However viewers interpret it, this original 1956 version of Invaders of the Body Snatchers (based on Jack Finney's serialized novel The Body Snatchers) remains a milestone movie in its genre, directed by Don Siegel with an inventive intensity that continues to pack an entertaining wallop. Look closely and you'll find future director Sam Peckinpah (an uncredited cowriter of this film) making a cameo appearance as a meter reader! --Jeff Shannon


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  • Special interview with 'Kevin McCarthy'

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  • Actors: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones
  • Directors: Don Siegel
  • Writers: Daniel Mainwaring, Jack Finney, Richard Collins
  • Producers: Walter Mirisch, Walter Wanger
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Full Screen, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Italian
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 1998
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 729 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0782009980
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,703 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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