Invasion of the Body Snatchers – Press release

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SLEEP SLEEP AND BE REBORN
INTO A WORLD WITHOUT FEAR OR HATE

THE TERRIFYING SCI-FI MASTERWORK RETURNS
TO SUBJUGATE A NEW GENERATION

Collector’s Edition

MGM Home Entertainment’s Paranoia Classic Infiltrates DVD
On August 7 With An All-New Array Of Bonus Materials

Two-Disc Edition Features Director Audio Commentary,
Retrospective Featurettes With New Interviews From Cast And Crew,
Special Effects Breakdowns And More

LOS ANGELES, CA — From deep space, the seed is planted and terror grows. The paranoid frenzy begins anew on August 7, when Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) returns to DVD in an all-new Two-Disc Collector’s Edition from MGM Home Entertainment. A horror classic in which a small group discovers that the human race is quietly being supplanted by alien beings devoid of emotion, the edgy thriller is directed by Oscar®-nominated master storyteller Philip Kaufman (Best Screenplay, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, 1988; The Right Stuff) and stars an A-List cast of genre favorites and Hollywood heavyweights, including screen legend Donald Sutherland (The Puppet Masters, Animal House), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Brooke Adams (Days Of Heaven, The Dead Zone), Veronica Cartwright (The Invasion, Alien) and sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy (“Star Trek: The Original Series”). A remake of the 1956 propaganda masterpiece, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is timed to coincide with the August 17 theatrical release of The Invasion, the latest re-imagining of the timeless story starring Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!), Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park) and Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale). Presented on two-discs, the Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition DVD hosts an impressive array of all-new bonus materials, including commentary by director Philip Kaufman, a retrospective look at the film titled Re-Visitors From Outer Space or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod, additional featurettes with new interviews from cast and crew, the original theatrical trailer and more.

The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 US/$25.98 Canada. Prebook is July 11, 2007.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition

Synopsis:

Under cover of darkness, while an unwary city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum star in this shocking, “first-rate suspense thriller” (Newsday) that “literally chills the blood” (The Hollywood Reporter). 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.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition bonus features include:

* Disc One:
o Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman

* Disc Two:
o Re-Visitors From Outer Space or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod featurette
o Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod featurette
o The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod featurette
o The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod featurette
o Original Theatrical Trailer

DVD Specs:

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition
Price: $19.98 U.S./$25.98 Canada
Pre-Order Date: August 7, 2007
Street Date: July 11, 2007
Running Time: 117 minutes
Catalog Number: M108292
Language: English Dolby Surround, Spanish Stereo, French Mono
English/Spanish Subtitles

Closed Captioned