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The Invasion [Blu-ray] [2007]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • We've Been Snatched Before: Invasion in Media History
    • 3 featurettes - The Invasion: A New Story, The Invasion: On the Set and The Invasion: Snatched


    The Invasion
    A mysterious, mind-altering epidemic has infected humankind, and when a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist discovers that the outbreak seems to be extraterrestrial in origin, she struggles to save her son from infection in this sci-fi thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Das Experiment). The space shuttle has crashed, and investigators assigned to explore the wreckage have found something unimaginable in the debris -- something from the deepest reaches of outer space. Everyone who comes into contact with it soon begins to transform in ways that can't be explained by modern science. While their physical appearance remains completely unaltered, their emotions seem to be drained and their actions become strangely inhuman. The only people who know the truth about this extraterrestrial epidemic are Washington, D.C. psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Kidman) and her longtime friend Dr. Ben Driscoll (Craig). It seems that the alien virus attacks people in their sleep, and by the time they awaken, the transformation has already taken place. The contagion is spreading rapidly, and as more people fall victim to its eerie effects by the hour, it becomes impossible to differentiate the infected from those who can still be trusted. When Carol realizes that her young son may hold the only hope for saving the human race, she struggles to remain awake long enough to find the boy and prevent planet Earth from becoming host to a terrifying new breed of extraterrestrials. Based on the book The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney, The Invasion was written by David Kajganich and co-stars Jeffrey Wright and Jeremy Northam. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nicole Kidman
      Nicole Kidman - Carol Bennell
    • Daniel Craig
      Daniel Craig - Ben Driscoll
    • Jeremy Northam
      Jeremy Northam - Tucker Kaufman
    • Jackson Bond
      Jackson Bond - Oliver
    • Jeffrey Wright
      Jeffrey Wright - Dr. Stephen Galeano

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    Rating 2.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Don't sleep; they take you when you sleep.


      4 of 5 stars for the sci-fi movie Invasion. This movie is a variation of the "bodysnatcher's" genre. As with other movies of this type, those who have been "snatched" move slowly, calmly and peacefully. In this movie, that is how "they" tell those who are infected and those who are not yet infected. OK, a strange new infection is brought to earth from space. Once a person is infected (passes from person to person) they turn into these peaceful slow moving zombies. The key to the infection is to not sleep! The lead character is played by Nicole Kidman who does a great job. Interesting to watch how she learns to move about in the community of the zombies without being discovered. Usually zombie movies are low budget "B" movies; this one has high production values, looks great, and is well crafted. Call it an "A" class zombie movie. Minimal violence. This is a good movie and well worth watching. The Blu-Ray has a good selection of additional contents. I do recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A failed remake


      This is a remake of "Invasion of the body snatchers" that just seems to fail to deliver the goods. The 1978 version, which if I'm not mistaken is also a remake, was much better than this version. Donald Sutherland was amazing in that movie and I think it is a shame that some of the remakes that are coming out today just seem so bland. Special effects are not a replacement for good writing and good acting. It is as simple as that.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It was more personable then most invasion movies.

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      The movie was more personable then most invasion movies.Nicole Kidmans mom character and her fight to find her son was great. It just seemed to be lacking in other areas. The small amount of time Daniel Craig was on as usual he did great.Would have liked to see more of Kidman and Craig together.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      not worth buying


      It's an alright movie but not worth buying. Ending is pretty corny. Feels like you've seen this before. And it never really seemed so dramatic.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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