Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Philip Kaufman

 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Director: Philip Kaufman
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 115mn
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The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement" realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

Philip Kaufman's remake of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an excellent film in its own right that improves upon the original. Where as the 1950s version was a standard B-movie, the remake features an excellent cast and film direction that raises it above the level of a typical sci-fi horror movie.

In particular, the film owes a heavy debt to the paranoia thrillers of the early to mid 1970s, such as Klute and All the President's Men. The use of camera angles and music to create an atmosphere of genuine dread is extremely skillful. Denny Zeitlin's synthesizer score is classic, and makes one wish he had done more film scores.

The cast, as mentioned above, is a stand out, and plays a major role in raising this film to the level of a classic. Donald Sutherland, as usual, gives a bravura performance, while Brooke Adams makes an appealing female lead. However, the true stand out of the cast is Veronica Cartwright, who plays a smarter than she seems sci-fi buff who knows an alien invasion when she sees one. The cast as a whole gives their characters an empathy which makes the viewer care.
 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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