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Question: As above
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - 9 (60%)
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - 5 (33.3%)
Body Snatchers - 0 (0%)
The Invasion - 1 (6.7%)
Total Voters: 15

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« on: February 10, 2009, 04:44:24 PM »

For me it's :

1. IOTBS, 78
2. Body Snatchers
3. IOTBS, 56
4. The Invasion
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 05:10:51 PM »

I voted for the 1956 version.  But I love the 1978 version, too.  BODY SNATCHERS was okay.  THE INVASION stunk.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 05:38:24 PM »

The 1956 and 1993 versions are very good but I like the atmosphere of the 1978 version with it's sometimes freakish imagery and effective pacing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 07:18:27 PM »

I voted for the 1956 version cause I always love films and shows from that era with "Red Menace" undertones to them. I always find them fun to watch.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 12:00:11 PM »

1956 -- the year I was born -- has Kevin McCarthy in it!  Kevin did paranoia probably better than any other actor of his day.

Anyone see Anthony Hopkins' new film "Slipstream"?  Kevin has a fairly large role in it as himself!!  53 years later, and the man is STILL working!!

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 03:16:51 PM »

My only fear is that around 5 years from now some movie big wig will think it's a good idea to do a remake of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS starring either Keanu Reeves (who acts like an emotionless alien anyway) or Vin Diesel.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 06:49:02 PM »

I really like the original, in fact just saw it again a couple of months ago on TCM.  I think for creepiness factor the 1978 version get's my nod for atmosphere.

The 1993 version had one good thing going for it, Gabrielle Anwar (she is hot in Burn Notice).    I skipped the Invasion which pretty much got universally ripped by critics before it was even released.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 11:18:28 PM »

I've always liked the 1978 version the most.  It's one of the creepiest movies ever made.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 04:04:24 PM »

I say The Invasion...

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 04:05:37 PM »

'78 version  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 06:21:03 PM »

'58 version!
Anyone notice that Kevin McCarthy appears in the '78 version saying the same lines?

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I did enjoy the '78 version as well...a GREAT cast! Lenord Nimoy AND Donald Sutherland! And the man headed dog was just BUGGED!!!!!  Buggedout

Not sure I seen the others...mebbe I did see the one with the teenager....not good enuff to be memorable,I guess....
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 07:24:10 PM »

I don't know why I started this topic....

It all seems irrelevent. Why don't you all go to sleep. You'll agree with me in the morning.

Why is this one always forgotton...

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 09:00:40 PM »

I voted for the '56 version, because it is one of the few movies to genuinely creep me out. It's been years since I've seen it, but I remember not liking the '78 version all that much. Body Snatchers wasn't that great except for Meg Tilly's line: "Where you gonna go, where you gonna run, where you gonna hide? Nowhere... 'cause there's no one like you left." She did that line so well that I still quote it, usually receiving weird looks in return 'cause so few people around here know that movie.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 08:54:37 AM »

I voted for the '56 version, because it is one of the few movies to genuinely creep me out. It's been years since I've seen it, but I remember not liking the '78 version all that much. Body Snatchers wasn't that great except for Meg Tilly's line: "Where you gonna go, where you gonna run, where you gonna hide? Nowhere... 'cause there's no one like you left." She did that line so well that I still quote it, usually receiving weird looks in return 'cause so few people around here know that movie.


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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 10:57:48 AM »


But, Derf, you are the only one left...

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