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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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…