Every political season, Invasion of the Body Snatchers renews its effect on pop culture. Why? Because somehow your “normal” friends begin embracing a politician who you consider abnormal. The only possible reason for them changing is that they’ve been replaced by aliens. When Philip Kaufman (Henry & June) remade Body Snatchers in 1978, he was able to give a little more to the special effects than the 1956 original. Plus it gave Leonard Nimoy a great science fiction role post-Star Trek. Now the remake is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment from Scream Factory. Here’s the press release:
Scream Factory Presents
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Collector’s Edition)
On Blu-ray August 2, 2016
Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy
The seed is planted…terror grows. On August 2, 2016, the terrifying sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be presented like never before in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Featuring a new HD transfer, this release also comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew, and a limited-edition collectible slipcover with newly rendered artwork.
Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum star in this shocking, “first-rate suspense thriller” (Newsday).
One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers, Matthew (Sutherland) and Elizabeth (Adams), uncover the horrifying truth: Mysterious pods are cloning humans — and destroying the originals! The unworldly invasion grows stronger with each passing minute, hurling Matthew and Elizabeth into a desperate race to save not only their own lives, but the future of the entire human race.
· NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
· NEW Star-Crossed in The Invasion – an interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes)
· NEW Leading the Invasion – an interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes)
· NEW Re-Creating The Invasion – an interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes)
· NEW Scoring the Invasion an interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes)
· NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
· Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman
· Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod – including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael Chapman and actors Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright (15 minutes)
· Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod (4 minutes)
· The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – an interview with Ben Burtt and sound editor Bonnie Koehler (12 minutes)
· The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod (5 minutes)
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spots
· Radio Spots
· Photo Gallery
· An episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, Time is Just A Place, based on Jack Finney’s short story. Directed by Jack Arnold.
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