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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. Robert Crawford

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    I thought this Signature release looked slightly better than the previous Olive BD release. It isn't a night and day difference, but it looks slightly better to me.

    I'm going to watch it again tomorrow, anybody have any suggestion as to which audio commentary I should listen to?
     
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    I listened to both commentaries, and I really enjoyed the Richard Harlan Smith commentary - it was clear he was very, very prepared and knowledgeable, and he provided lots of interesting analyses and anecdotes. The Kevin McCarthy/Dana Wynter/Joe Dante commentary isn't bad, but it seemed a bit underwhelming. Wynter didn't really contribute very much (she admitted she had only seen the movie in its entirety once) and McCarthy tended to ramble a bit.
     
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    I heard that a lot, the actors and the producers of the movies, don’t watch there own work after they’ve finished it.
     
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    Both.
     
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    Another "problem" with this commentary (and it's nobody's fault, really) is that Invasion was made 50 years before they recorded the commentary, so probably neither McCarthy nor Wynter had total recall of the movie's production. There were a few moments where both of them were struggling to remember certain things or seemed uncertain about other things. Which is natural.

    I don't mean to denigrate their commentary too much, though - they were both very good-humored and both had an obvious affection for the movie, and Joe Dante did well as an enthusiastic moderator. But I think I learned more from the Richard Harlan Smith commentary - I especially liked his detailed comparisons of the movie and the novel.
     
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    Thank you. I'm going to listen to both commentaries in due time, but I wanted to listen to one right now so I'll take your suggestion.
     
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