Invasion of the Body Snatchers Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for Invasion of the Body Snatchers the Movie

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One of the few instances where a remake is an improvement on the original, which was itself a classic. This time, the "pod people" are infesting San Francisco, with only a small group of people aware of the invasion. A ceaselessly inventive, creepy version of the alien-takeover paradigm, with an intense and winning performance by Sutherland. Features cameos by Don Siegel and Kevin McCarthy from the original, as well as an uncredited appearance by Robert Duvall.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Alien Beings--Vicious, Killer Plants, Mistaken Identity, Aliens Are People, Too, San Francisco
W.D. Richter
Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin McCarthy, Donald Siegel, Art Hindle, Robert Duvall
Michael Chapman
Philip Kaufman
United Artists

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