Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978] (Blu-ray) £6.00 / £6.67 in 5 for £30 / 3 for £20 @ Hmv (£8.99 on its own)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978] (Blu-ray) £6.00 / £6.67 in 5 for £30 / 3 for £20 @ Hmv (£8.99 on its own)

Found 14th Dec 2014
Decent price for this as part of their offer. Even when bought on its own for £8.99 it still appears to be the cheapest available.

Watch Out! They Get You While You're Sleeping!

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.

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. 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.

But 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?

Special Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
Pod Discussion: A new panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
Pod Novel: A new 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 Effect Pod - A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, as well as re-prints of classic articles including contemporary interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richter, illustrated with original archive stills and posters


Original Poster

Brilliant film. Not just one of the best horrors ever made but one of the best films. Sweet deal too.

Good price for a great Blu Ray

A must have for horror film fans!

Great price for an excellent BD. Heat added.

Worth mentioning this is in the Arrow Store 3 for £20 offer along with a load of other great titles, and you get 400 rewards points back (worth £4) to spend on future purchases. So essentially 3 for £16! Also, 100 extra bonus points (worth £1) just for making an account!


Picked up Zero Theorem and Inside Llewyn Davis too.

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