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Video: Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Official Trailer [1956]

Excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Video Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), MPAA Rating: Unrated , Reviewed by Glenn Kenny | July 15, 1994

All of your friends and loved ones are gradually being replaced by emotionless, zombie-like replicas of themselves. And they want you to become just like them. When novelist Jack Finney cooked up this creepy theme in the mid-'50s, he may have thought he was creating a timely Cold War parable of takeover from within. But he hit upon even deeper mass-marketing-age fears and laid the groundwork for what has become something of a sci-fi film dynasty.

Finney's idea was, of course, the basis for 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, an extremely tight, beautifully made film that has (so far) spawned two remakes—the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978 and now fireball auteur Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers. And the three range from very good to magnificent.

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