Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers ★★★½ 1978 (PG)

One of the few instances where a remake is an improvement on the original, which was itself a classic. This time, the “pod people” are infesting San Francisco, with only a small group of people aware of the invasion. A ceaselessly inventive, creepy version of the alien-takeover paradigm, with an intense and winning performance by Sutherland. Features cameos by Don Siegel and Kevin McCarthy from the original, as well as an uncredited appearance by Robert Duvall. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin McCarthy, Donald Siegel, Art Hindle, Robert Duvall; D: Philip Kaufman; W: W.D. Richter; C: Michael Chapman.