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Watch Out! They Get You While You're Sleeping!

When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams.

Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman's brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception. Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney's original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s "me generation" that remains all too relevant today.

But it's a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises - what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest?

Special Features:

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring original poster artwork
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
  • Pod Discussion: A new panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
  • Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
  • Pod Novel: A new interview with Jack Seabrook, author of "Stealing through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney" about Finney's original novel 'The Body Snatchers'
  • Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod - a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
  • The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod - a look at the film's pioneering sound effects
  • The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod - cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
  • Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod – A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, as well as re-prints of classic articles including contemporary interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richter, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
115 mins approx.
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1978

Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Limited Edition Steelbook

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Watch Out! They Get You While You're Sleeping!

When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams.

Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman's brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception. Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney's original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s "me generation" that remains all too relevant today.

But it's a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises - what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest?

Special Features:

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring original poster artwork
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
  • Pod Discussion: A new panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
  • Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
  • Pod Novel: A new interview with Jack Seabrook, author of "Stealing through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney" about Finney's original novel 'The Body Snatchers'
  • Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod - a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
  • The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod - a look at the film's pioneering sound effects
  • The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod - cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
  • Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod – A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, as well as re-prints of classic articles including contemporary interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richter, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
115 mins approx.
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1978

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Invasion of the bodysnatchers limited edition Steelbook.

Arrow Videos Highly Recommended Blu-ray release of the remake of The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers featuring great performances from a Pre Star Trek Movie Leonard Nimoy along with Jeff Goldblum and Donald Sutherland in a film that has some nods to the original film and very good Blu-ray extras too. I would highly recommend for any Sci-Fi Buffs out there.