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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Jan 28, 1994
DVD Release Date
• R1: Nov 23, 1999
1 hour, 27 minutes
Studio Warner Brothers
More info on IMDb.com
• Body Snatchers
|Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Aliens, Disaster, Escape, Suspense, Monsters, Zombie, Satire, Military, Demonic Possession|
Tagline: Imagine... you're gone and someone else is living inside your body.
Plot: Director Abel Ferrara (BAD LIEUTENANT) brings his usual blend of brilliance, sex, and brutality to this paranoid sci-fi tale. Gabrielle Anwar stars as Marti, a teenager who moves to a remote southern military base with her EPA inspector father (Terry Kinney), stepmom (Meg Tilly), and little brother, Andy (Reilly Murphy). To say poor Marti finds life on the base strange is a pretty drastic understatement; before she can even unpack her bags, alien pods start replacing her friends and family with dehumanized replicas. A pod even tries to get her when she’s taking a bath. Through it all, Ferrara's surreal, off-kilter direction creates a creepy mood out of ordinary blank landscapes and expressions, and the film never lags, creating an ever-mounting storm of menace. The special effects feature some creepily beautiful imagery of human shapes being generated inside the pods. Forest Whitaker, R. Lee Ermey, Billy Wirth, and Christine Elise costar. With a pounding score and entrancing photography by Bojan Bazelli, this fast-moving adaptation should please fans of the genre, regardless of their faithfulness to the 1956
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Mindless fare, but at least it's partly enjoyable and better than the average 'alien invader' fare.
With better special effects than previous "Body Snatchers" films, this nonetheless doesn't carry nearly as much punch as the '70s version. It's a decent horror film and well worth renting. But if you're looking for some real "body snatcher" fun in a modern movie, check out the very similar "Puppet Masters"
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