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One of the most frightening films ever made,
This review is from: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [DVD]  (DVD)
I recently saw the re-make of this film starring Nicole Kidman, which was not as bad as reviewers would have you believe, but in comparison to this masterpeice of horror, starring Donald Sutherland, really is trash.
The paranoia and suspension in the film are captured particularly well. The horror is created, not by gore and sharp shocks, but by the constant atmosphere of things going wrong and the sense of impending doom. Donald Sutherland acts particularly well and you feel his struggle to escape to the bitter end.
The final scene is probably one of the finest ever captured by film, but be warned, it will not make you feel good.
Absolutely wonderful. A cinematic masterpiece
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2012 08:57:03 BDT
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Jon Shipton says:
Just re-watched this classic. So I thought I'd see what other reviewers were saying... Your review title caught my eye; I agree, it is very scary. And I have been thinking about how Kaufman got that claustrophobia into almost every shot!?! But you summed it up perfectly for me!!!
The soundtrack, with that throbbing/heartbeat sound, is truly disturbing. Vastly superior to the 1956 classic, with the ending it deserves, that stays with you a long time after the film has finished!!!
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