PRESENTING INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS ON BLU-RAY FROM THE 18TH OF NOVEMBER...

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Hello My Lovely's, 

Sorry I have taken so long to blog tonight I finished Uni at 5:30 and then I had to get home, have my flu jab, eat my tea and then shower aha! I am now all settled on the sofa and am ready to blog :)

Today I was sent some news about an up and coming re-release of the film, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. From the 18th of November, fans will be able to buy the film on a deluxe Blu-ray set in a very limited edition SteelBook design. 

Not only will the film be re-released, the set will also include classic interviews, Featurettes, never-before-seen special features and a 52-page collector’s booklet, plus much more.


When health official Elizabeth Driscoll notices her husband’s strange distant towards her and their surroundings, she finds herself discovering some very shocking secrets. Threatening her and her colleague Matthew Bennell, the pair decides to flee for their lives, with the sound of ear piercing screams sending them off. 

A remake of the 1956 original film, Philip Kaufman’s remake is a very clever exception from all the others out there. Kaufman is able to keep the true heart of the story whilst adding social commentary of the 1970's atmosphere surrounding him. However it is all down to the psychological thriller that is present in both films that makes it so good. 

As for the special features of the film, the new edition includes...
  • Audio Commentary from director Phillip Kaufman
  • A brand new panel conversation featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren
  • An interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf
  • 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’
  • A documentary on the making of the film
  • An exclusive look at the film’s sound effects
  • Cinematographer Michael Chapman talks about the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
  •  52-page collector’s booklet - Including re-prints of classic articles,  interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richte, original stills and posters
I have also got for you all an exclusive quote from Arrow Video’s Blu-ray producer, Francesco Simeoni about the films re-release...
“It was a great pleasure and great privilege to produce the UK Blu-ray of this wonderful film, one that has grown in my esteem since working on it (can it be better than the original? Yes, quite possibly.) We were very fortunate to be working from a lovely new restoration carried out by MGM. We were very pleased to be able to release the film in HD for the first time in the UK but on closer inspection further pleased to restore the original audio for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray (the scene in which Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams are being driven by Don Siegel’s taxi driver had audio missing which is very important since it’s eventually quite clear that the radio announcer is a pod person adding a subtle creepiness to the scene!) Finally the film can be seen in glorious HD and heard as it was meant to be in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound!”

Until Next Time...
Joey xxx

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