Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Director: Philip Kaufman Run Time: 115 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1978
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum
Please note this is an original release 35mm print that has color fading and a reddish hue
Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of two incredible remakes starring Mr. Goldblum. As with its predecessor, the film retains the sense of paranoia as we are shown the horrifying site of the human race being slowly transformed into extinction. Here we have an alien life form from deep space arriving in San Francisco after fleeing their dying planet and, as they begin mutating into other life forms on earth, people begin to wonder what is happening to their friends and family who are now devoid of any familiar characteristics. It seems to be up to Elizabeth Driscoll from the SF health department and her psychiatrist colleague Dr. David Kibner to save the city, or at least themselves and two friends, but you know how bleak these invasion tales go.