Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scream Factory's spores silently invade your Blu-ray collection this August!


You may find this hard to believe, but I have never seen the original INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS starring Kevin McCarthy. However, I have seen this 1978 remake, which is a classic in its own right, and I am super excited that it is getting the royal treatment by those magnificent folks at Scream Factory! It's time to point and shriek with joy fellow pod people!

Film Synopsis: 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.

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated PG | 115 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and/or 2.0 (?)

  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive!
  • NEW Star-Crossed In The Invasion – An Interview With Actress Brooke Adams. 
  • NEW Leading The Invasion – An Interview With Actor Art Hindle.
  • NEW Re-Creating The Invasion – An Interview With Writer W.D. Richter. 
  • NEW Scoring The Invasion – An Interview With Composer Denny Zeitlin.
  • 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.
  • Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod 
  • The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – An Interview With Ben Burtt And Sound Editor Bonnie Koehler.
  • The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod 
  • An episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE, "Time Is Just A Place," Based On Jack Finney's Short Story, Directed By Jack Arnold.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Photo Gallery
Scream Factory appears to have outdone themselves yet again! A new transfer, a new commentary, and numerous new interviews help bolster an already impressive list of extras ported over from MGM's previous release. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS will be available everywhere on August 2nd, but you can get it two weeks early with a limited edition poster (only 500 available)  if you order it ASAP from SHOUT! FACTORY!

If you don't mind waiting, you can order it from AMAZON.COM instead and save a few bucks! Either way, you should highly consider adding this to your collection Vault Dwellers!

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