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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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Starring (View all)
Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland
Matthew Bennell
Brooke Adams Brooke Adams
Elizabeth Driscoll
Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum
Jack Bellicec
Veronica Cartwright Veronica Cartwright
Nancy Bellicec
Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy
Dr. David Kibner
Art Hindle Art Hindle
Dr. Geoffrey Howell
Lelia Goldoni Lelia Goldoni
Katherine Hendley
Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
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Written by
W.D. Richter W.D. Richter
(screenplay)


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10 years, 2 months ago at Feb 22 4:39
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Every since I got into watching films frequently I've discovered a taste for certain genres: one of my personal favorites being the midnight drive in B-movie films. Thus, it makes sense that the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1956 is one of my favorite films in that area (not to mention one of my favorite films of all time). The way the story was told was gripping and suspenseful in ... read more

A good movie

4 years, 6 months ago at Nov 18 23:20
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Since I really liked the original version and since this movie really had a solid reputation as well, I was quite eager to check it out. In fact, the first version I saw was the 3rd one directed by Abel Ferrara but, to be honest, at the time, I thought it was really weak but since Roger Ebert apparently really liked it maybe I should check it out again. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, fro... read more

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1 month, 3 weeks ago at Mar 27 7:52
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I say this as a big fan of the 1956 film. I have nothing against remakes, some are great, some are good, some are bad, some are downright awful. Fortunately Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978) is one of the truly great ones, one of those rarities that not just lives up to the original film but almost beats it.

The only reason why it doesn't quite is because the 1956 film does more wi... read more
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Release date: 22 December 1978
UPC: 027616627421
Tags: Horror (15), Sci-fi (13), Remake (12), 1970s (11), Thriller (9), Aliens (8), 1978 (8), Based On Novel (5), Paranoia (5), Mystery (4), Conspiracy (3), Marriage (3), Alien (3), Alien Invasion (3), Usa (2), Friendship (2), Murder (2), Escape (2), Science Fiction (2), Police (2)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 1 month, 3 weeks ago

“I say this as a big fan of the 1956 film. I have nothing against remakes, some are great, some are good, some are bad, some are downright awful. Fortunately Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978) is one of the truly great ones, one of those rarities that not just lives up to the original film but almost beats it.

The only reason why it doesn't quite is because the 1956 film does more with the change of the townsfolk. That said, it is a very well made film, with the special effects enhancing the mood rather than distracting from it and the scenery and cinematography striking. The make up is also outstanding.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers also has a strong score that just adds to the tension and suspense, a compelling story especially the ending, in fact for me I marginall” read more

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