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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent blu-ray edition, 22 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Invasion of the Body Snatchers [Blu-ray SteelBook] (Blu-ray)
This is a review of the blu-ray steelbook edition from Arrow Video.

The image quality on this release is excellent, especially for a movie that was made in the 1970s. The closeups of plants in the opening sequences are pristine, and in general the image quality makes it easy to appreciate the superb camerawork that is in evidence in so many scenes. (But a warning to those with an LCD TV: the many night scenes don't look that great on my LCD: the blacks are only a middling darkish gray. On a friend's plasma TV the image in these scenes was much better, with deep, eerie blacks that made the scenes much more effective.)

Aside from the extras listed by Amazon, this edition contains a 52-page booklet with an (apparently original) article by David Cairnes, "We Came From Outer Space" plus the following reprints:
- "Pods Over San Francisco" which originally appeared in Film Comment in 1979
- an interview with Philip Kaufman which originally appeard in Film Comment in 1979
- an interview with W.D. Richter, the screenplay author, which originally appeared in Cinefantastique in 1978
These are in-depth articles with a wealth of information on the film.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2013 15:09:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2013 15:10:00 GMT
check your settings on your tv, im saying this because while mine is a LED tv I found I had the wrong settings on my tv, I had wondered why so many blu-rays looked bad in alot of scenes specially with grain, from films like the x-men series, sucker punch etc and I put my invasion of the body snatchers in and I couldn't believe how bad and grainy the picture was

specially with most of the movie being at night, the worst parts were at the start when she is indoors with her fella, infact all the indoor shows were super grainy like someone had tipped white bits over my tv screen, then the book party and other scenes during the movie it looked so bad...then I checked my tv settings, so I reset them to default then in the MODE section it was automatically on dynamic mode, so I flicked through (dynamic, standard, normal and movie) and I selected natural and BANG the grain was 90% gone lol

those indoor shots on this movie is now more or less clear, whats left is obviously the odd bit since this is a old movie, but its 90% better than what it was and its sorted out my other movies too :D
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