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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Directed by:
Philip Kaufman
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Science Fiction/Horror

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Invasjon fra rommet

RUNNING TIME
115 minutes

Produced by:
Robert H. Solo
Written by (based on the novel by Jack Finney):
W. D. Richter


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Matthew Bennell Donald Sutherland
Elizabeth Driscoll Brooke Adams
Jack Bellicec Jeff Goldblum

Nancy Bellicec

Veronica Cartwright -
Dr. David Kibner Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Geoffrey Howell Art Hindle -
Katherine Hendley Lelia Goldoni -
Running Man Kevin McCarthy -
Taxi Driver Don Siegel -
Ted Hendley Tom Luddy -

Priest on swing (uncredited)

Robert Duvall -

 

Review

This remake of the 1956 horror classic of the same name boasts high-end production values and beautiful cinematography. And along with a top notch cast, this almost makes you forget that you are in fact watching a horror flick. As the supernatural concept starts taking over literally the suspension of disbelief is somewhat challenged, but slowly but surely the film makes its way to your gut, not least thanks to exquisite prosthetic effects. Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams give committed, nuanced performances. And the director Philip Kaufman adds some hypnotic touches, especially in what turns out to be an exhilarating finale. There are fun cameos from Kevin McCarthy, who had played the lead as Dr. Miles Bennell in the original, and Robert Duvall as a crazed priest on a swing in the opening scene.

Copyright 08.12.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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