INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978 U.S.) D: PHILIP KAUFMAN W: W.D. RICHTER P: ROBERT H. SOLO
Here`s another good adaption of Jack Finney`s novel. This time the story is relocated to San Francisco and stars Donald Sutherland as a health inspector. The great FX by Dell Rheaume and Russ Hessey are pretty creepy, and we get to see what happens to the old bodies. Brooke Adams co-stars, with Jeff Goldblum as an intense, neurotic poet (who owns a mud bath centre with Veronica Cartwright), Art Hindle, Leonard Nimoy, Kevin McCarthy (reprising his role in the original for a brief cameo), Don Siegel, Robert Duvall and Phillip Kaufman. A dog with a human face (later copied in MARS ATTACKS!) is pretty surprising, and the ending is memorable. Richter also directed ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI... Abel Ferrara made BODY SNATCHERS next in 1993.

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