INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
"They're coming!" Philip Kaufman's inspired update of the 1956 sci-fi/horror classic sets the action in late-'70s San Francisco, a touchy-feely era of faddish therapies and voguish theories. Even more chilling, then, to see the pod people's relentless campaign of replacing humans, with all of their quirks and foibles, with emotionless automatons, here aided and abetted by a guru with a secretly apocalyptic agenda. The excellent cast includes Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum, with cameos by Kevin McCarthy and director Don Siegel, the star and director, respectively, of the 1956 original. DIR Philip Kaufman; SCR W. D. Richter, from the novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney; PROD Robert H. Solo. U.S., 1978, color, 115 min. RATED PG
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