Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Director: Philip Kaufman Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy

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Overview

This remake of the 1956 horror classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers moves the action from small-town USA to 1970s San Francisco and replaces at least part of the original's psychological horror with special effects. Spores rain forth, unseen, from outer space, and soon strange flowers begin popping up all over the city. After bringing one of these hybrid specimens home with her one night, biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her live-in boyfriend, Geoffrey (Art Hindle), doesn't seem like himself; he's cold and distant and somehow just not quite there. When she turns to her friend Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland), a colleague at the Department of Public Health, he convinces her to see his friend Dr. Kibner (Leonard Nimoy), a pop psychologist who argues that the problem is all in Elizabeth's head. Soon, though, Matthew and Elizabeth begin to notice that people all over the city are changing subtly and inexplicably. When their friend Jack Bellicec (Jeff Goldblum) and his wife Nancy (Veronica Cartwright) find a lifeless, half-formed doppelganger covered with plant fibers in the mud baths they own and operate, the group of friends finally begins to understand that a sinister transformation is sweeping their city. Kevin McCarthy and Don Siegel, respectively the star and director of the original film, have small roles in the new version, as does an unbilled Robert Duvall.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2016
UPC: 0826663168471
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 12,697

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Phillip Kaufman; NEW interviews with actors Brooke Adams and Art Hindle, writer W.D. Richter and composer Denny Zeitlin; Re-Visitors from outer space featuring interviews with Phillip Kaufman, actor Donald Southerland, writer W.D. Richter and more...; Practical magic: the special effects; The man behind the scream: sound effects; The cinematography - an interview with cimematographer Michael Chapman; Episode of Science Fiction Theatre, "Time Is Just A Place," based on Jack Finney's short story, directed by Jack Arnold; Theatrical trailer; Photo gallery; Radio spots; TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Sutherland Matthew Bennell
Brooke Adams Elizabeth Driscoll
Leonard Nimoy Dr. David Kibner
Veronica Cartwright Nancy Bellicec
Jeff Goldblum Jack Bellicec
Art Hindle Geoffrey
Lelia Goldoni Katherine
Kevin McCarthy Running Man
Don Siegel Taxi Driver
Tom Luddy Ted Hendley
Tom Dahlgren Detective
Garry Goodrow Boccardo
Jerry Walter Restaurant Owner
Wood Moy Mr. Tong
Rose Kaufman Outraged Woman
Joe Bellan Beggar
Sam Hiona Policeman #1
Al Nalbandian Rodent Man
Robert Duvall Priest on Swing (uncredited)
Maurice Argent Chef
Jerry Garcia Banjo Player

Technical Credits
Philip Kaufman Director
Thomas R. Burman Makeup Special Effects
Michael Chapman Cinematographer
Mary Goldberg Casting
Edouard F. Henriques Makeup Special Effects
Russ Hessey Special Effects
Doug von Koss Set Decoration/Design
Alan Levine Production Manager
Dell Rheaume Special Effects
W.D. Richter Screenwriter
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Rosen Production Designer
Robert Solo Producer
Douglas Stewart Editor
Denny Zeitlin Score Composer

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