Friday, April 18, 2014

DVD Movie Review #107 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Hello all and welcome back to my marvelous movie reviews. This time I am reviewing the original version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is the one that started many other remakes and there is a good reason why. This was a must see for me and a must purchase for my collection. When I saw it on the 2 for $3 sale at Moviestop it had to be done.

This movie follows a young doctor returning to his home town in California. He is confronted by many people saying that their relatives are not themselves anymore. This problem is later connected to eerie pods that suck the emotion out of people and turn them into evil zombie versions of themselves bent on making more evil zombie versions until they take over the world. Our hero doctor and his girlfriend are having none of this! Will they save the world or become zombies themselves?

This was a beautifully acted movie. Kevin McCarthy does an excellent job in the lead role in a very believable. The story is very good the writers did a slap bang job on this one it is a story that is not only awesome but has been remade many many times. The music is very good for what it was. Finally the effects were quite amazing for when this was done. I felt the effects on the pod people creation itself was very believable and had real suspense.

The age of this thins shows slightly...the music is very much from an older age and you do king of feel that some of the cultural issues are very different for this day and age such as the male to female status in their relationships. Otherwise this movie actually doesn't have much of an issue.

This is a must see classic for all.

Rating:    8/10

This was the standard DVD release version with the trailers and remastered beautiful content.

Used:     $5.48     Ebay

New:     $13.75    Ebay

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