Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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Aliens are cloning humans in this remake of the 1956 sci-horror, based on Jack Finney's novel. Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum star. More

Matthew Bennell (Sutherland) assumes that when a friend (Brooke Adams, The Dead Zone) complains of her husband's strange mood, it's a marital issue. However, he begins to worry as more people report similar observations. His concern is confirmed when writer Jack Bellicec (Goldblum) and his wife (Veronica Cartwright, Alien) discover a mutated corpse. Besieged by an invisible enemy, Bennell must work quickly before the city is consumed.

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1978Rating: M, Violence116 minsUSA
HorrorScience Fiction
Director:
Philip Kaufman ('The Right Stuff', 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being', 'The White Dawn')
Writer:
W.D. Richter
Cast:
Donald SutherlandBrooke AdamsLeonard NimoyVeronica CartwrightJeff GoldblumArt HindleLelia GoldoniKevin McCarthy

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Invasion of the Body Snatchers validates the entire concept of remakes.

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Time Out

Time Out

Kaufman here turns in his most Movie Brattish film, but soft-pedals on both his special effects and knowing in-jokiness in a way that puts De Palma to shame.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There's a little something extra in virtually every frame of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's dazzling remake of one of the cleverest of horror classics.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

For once, a great remake, smartly executed. Great performances and a killing ending that will stay with you forever can't hurt, either.

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BBC

BBC

[Kaufman] weaves an increasingly sinister cityscape through prowling camerawork and a highly effective stereo score.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) | Release Details

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.