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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Nelson Au

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    On the other Invasion thread, Bob Furmanek says Paramount has the restored stereo Perspecta track. So RAH says it’s not included on this disc?

    Regardless, I’ll be picking this film up again. Why not? I have the earlier disc, DVD and laserdisc. :)

    This is the definitive Invasion of the Body Snatchers as another member mentioned and I agree. The 1978 version is pretty good though and creepy.
     
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    I know this will seem like sacrilege to most - but I've always preferred the '78 to the original. Apologies in advance. Don't hate me for it.
     
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    GASP!
     
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    tenor[1]. ;)
     
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    "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, hate me because I've got beautiful hair".

    - Kelly LeBrock

    :laugh::laugh::drum::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Funny...I remember that commercial. There was also another one, I think it was for Pantine Pro shampoo where a Euro-super model turned to the camera with a pout and said "Your hair is not like a gown you can wear once and throw away....a-no!" Yeah, like anybody outside of the super model and Hollywood community does that either. Anyway, thanks for the laugh.
     
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    He's in here! He's in here!
     
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    Deep Discount is running a 15% off sale so I was able to get this title for $18.69 along with "The Curse of the Cat People" and "Winchester" at discounted pricing so I can get free shipping.
     
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    I ordered this along with a few other titles in the sale. Disappointed to see that DD and ImportCDs are now adding 20% VAT (UK sales tax).
     
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    I believe it's a remaster of the previous transfer at much higher bit rate.

    Captures at DVDbeaver look a shade brighter than the previous Olive.
     
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    I think you mean the new Signature Edition looks a shade darker
    (as per the dvdbeaver site frame grabs)
     
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    Yes, the S.E. looks darker, thanks for the correction!
     
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    I think I like them equally...they are both consummate paranoia thrillers. Both films gradually develop a pervasive sense of dread and give us no easy outs (the coda that the studio grafted onto the '56 version does not definitively point toward a "happy" ending). Both are well acted. Both have gorgeous women in leading roles. They'd make a fine double-feature, because each is just different enough in structure, specific details and overall atmosphere so that whichever version you choose to run last will not seem redundant.
     
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    There's a current BOGO sale on Olive Films titles at deepdiscount:

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    The Free title is the lesser priced of a pair. If you have 2 at ~$27 and 2 at @~20 you'll get $40 off so pair wisely and make multiple orders as applicable to maximize your savings.

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is $27.99 so if paired with a like priced title is ~$14. An excellent price for this one! I'd not planned to double-dip just for the bonus features (I already own the previous Olive BR) but with this deal going on I'll likely not resist...
     
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    Thanks Howie! I was able to pick up this and another Olive Signature title I've been wanting, Father Goose, for $14 a pop. Appreciate the info!
     
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    You're welcome!

    I'm trying to decide between Father Goose or Operation Petticoat to pair with it - and am leaning towards the later.

    Shouldn't that be "Goose 'em"? ;) I laughed when I read that - especially considering the plot of that movie.
     
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    D'OH! Thanks for catching my finger slip! ;)
     
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    Damn! I just got Body Snatchers from Amazon! Thanks for the heads up. I’ll look at other titles perhaps.
     
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    Will Krupp

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    After all this time we FINALLY found something on which we can agree! Who knew?

    The 1956 is a great movie, IMO but the INVASION of my heart will always be 1978
     
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    They’re both great films - I’d say you can’t go wrong with either!
     
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