Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by Don Siegel • 1956 • United States
Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan

One of the most influential and unsettling films of the 1950s, Don Siegel’s sci-fi/horror classic charts the escalating panic that grips a California town as residents find their friends and loved ones being replaced by emotionless alien “pod people.” Interpreted as an allegory for everything from the McCarthyist fear of Communist infiltration to the stifling conformity of the Eisenhower era, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS transcends its drive-in B-movie origins to become a still-terrifying vision of a society’s descent into mass hysteria.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Directed by Don Siegel • 1956 • United States
    Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan

    One of the most influential and unsettling films of the 1950s, Don Siegel’s sci-fi/horror classic charts the escalating panic that grips a California town as residents find their friends and loved on...

Extras

  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Commentary

    This commentary features film professor Maurice Yacowar analyzing INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in depth.

  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Videoscope Demonstration

    The following is a demonstration of how much is lost when the image of a wide-screen film is cropped to fit the 1.33:1 proportions of a television or monitor. Keep in mind that INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS was shot in Superscope which has a ratio of 2:1. The loss is even greater for films made ...