1978 horror sci-fi masterpiece Invasion of the Body Snatchers headed to 4K in February

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 4k on Screen One

Arrow Video’s February release is the 1978 horror sci-fi masterpiece Invasion of the Body Snatchers, starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adam. Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman’s brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception (along with the likes of John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly). Also starring Jeff Goldblum, Alien’s Veronica Cartwright and Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, this chilling and brilliantly realised adaptation is a classic of 1970s genre cinema.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers trailer

Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney’s original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s “me generation” that remains all too relevant today. It’s a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises – what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest?

Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers 4K on Screen One

The release includes a director commentary, a wealth of interviews and archive featurettes, and comes in limited edition packaging, with a booklet, a fold-out double-sided poster, and six collector’s postcards! It is available on Limited Edition 4K UHD, as well as a 4K UHD Original Artwork Limited Edition, and Blu-ray.

When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams.

Lenoard Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers 4K on Screen One


4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
Discussing the Pod, a panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and Norman J. Warren (Satan’s Slave)
Writing the Pod, an interview with Jack Seabrook, author of Stealing Through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney about Finney’s original novel The Body Snatchers
Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod, a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod, a look at the film’s pioneering sound effects
The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod, cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod, a look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
Original theatrical trailer
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
Six postcard-sized artcards
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by David Cairns and Charles Freund, and archival interviews with director Philip Kaufman and writer W.D. Richter
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Limited Edition 4K UHD 12 February

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