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 (National Lampoon's Animal House), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone), Veronica Cartwright (The Invasion) and sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek).
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:
- Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman
- Re-Visitors From Outer Space or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod featurette
- Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod featurette
- The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod featurette
- The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Run Time: 117 minutes
- Audio: English Dolby Surround, Spanish Stereo, French Mono
- Subtitles: English/Spanish
- CC: Yes
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