Friday, 27 April 2012

Upcoming Invasion of the Body Snatchers Blu-ray

Great news: one of the all time classic sci-fi movies, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, is on its way to US Blu-ray, courtesy of Olive Films.  I'm talking about the 1956 Don Siegel directed original with Kevin McCarthy of course, a stupendous paranoia-drenched science fiction tale of alien invasion which has never been especially well treated even on DVD (the 70s remake is already available on Blu-ray in US territories - not sure why the UK has been neglected).  This new disc apparently comes from a fresh HD master from 35mm elements and is presented in the 2:1 aspect ratio ('Superscope', which I believe is how it was projected and how it was it intended to be seen, although it was filmed at 1.85:1) so hopefully will look significantly better than the old either non-anamorphic widescreen or heavily cropped fullscreen DVDs that have been available in the past.  The disc is expected on July 17th.
Update: Review here.

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