Bodysnatchers (1993) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Bodysnatchers (1993) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Bodysnatchers is the third big screen screen adaptation of 1954 Jack Finney novel and takes a refreshingly different approach.  Directed by the always of-the-wall Abel Ferrara, it moves the setting to a military base and contemporaries the story somewhat.  It’s a lean film for sure (in running time, budget and pacing) but that does work in its favour. It wastes few scenes or moments.   I’ve always been oddly drawn to this film series (even liking the much maligned Daniel Craig version) and this film especially was a firm favourite when I was younger.  Years on it stills works for me despite it’s rough edges. Yes it’s not the superior 1978 version but there’s plenty to enjoy.

Best Bit: Bath/First transformation 

Worth A Rewatch: Yes

If You Liked this Try: Invasion, Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978),  Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956)

 


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Invasion of The Bodysnatchers (1978) – A Halloween Special Quick Capsule Review

Invasion of The Bodysnatchers (1978) – A Halloween Special Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Up there with The Thing for best Sci-Fi horror remake, the 1978 Invasion of The Body Snatchers is as chilling and scary as a film can be.  Expertly directed, it’s aged pretty well considering it’s nearly 40 years old and remind you how damn good Donald Sutherland was in the right film.  Leonard Nimoy & a very young Jeff Goldblum co-star alongside one of the best endings in horror cinema.    Invasion of The Body Snatchers is a real classic. A must watch for sure.

Best Bit: The ending.  Chilling.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Body Snatchers, Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956), Invasion (2007), The Thing

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Author: Phil Hobden