Scream Factory to Release INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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One of the greatest horror films in history gets primed for deluxe Blu-ray release.

Director Don Siegel’s classic and influential 1956 paean to extraterrestrial paranoia INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS is inarguably a classic, but for this writer’s money, Phillip Kaufman’s 1978 remake-cum-sequel is a superior picture, an extension and update of the first films’ themes and horror.

It’s an absolute masterpiece. A terrifying and unforgettable amalgam of sound, story, image and oddness.

You can read our salute to the film here.

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Now, Scream Factory have announced their intentions to release a souped-up “Collector’s Edition” of this majestic film on Blu-ray. Street date is August 2nd. Specs and extras (both new and existing) will be announced sometime in June. The newly-designed front-facing artwork you see here is final (not pictured is the reverse wrap image which will showcase the original theatrical poster art.)

Early pre-order now directly from Scream Factory is available here and customers will receive a free 18″ x 24″ poster of the new art (while supplies last – only 500 will be printed) plus early shipping!

Will you be upgrading? Or will this be a first time purchase of the film?