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Phil Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 4K UHD in February

24 November 2023

When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams.

Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman’s brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception (along with the likes of John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly). Also starring Jeff Goldblum, Alien’s Veronica Cartwright and Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, this chilling and brilliantly realised adaptation is a classic of 1970s genre cinema.

But it’s a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises – what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers UHD pack shot

Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be released on Limited Edition 4K UHD and Limited Edition Blu-ray by Arrow Video on 12 February 2024 at the RRP of £34.99 for the UHD and £29.99 for the Blu-ray.


  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio sound
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
  • Discussing the Pod, a panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and Norman J. Warren (Satan’s Slave)
  • Writing the Pod, an interview with Jack Seabrook, author of Stealing Through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney about Finney’s original novel The Body Snatchers
  • Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod, a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
  • The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod, a look at the film’s pioneering sound effects
  • The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod, cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
  • Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod, a look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
  • Six postcard-sized artcards
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by David Cairns and Charles Freund, and archival interviews with director Philip Kaufman and writer W.D. Richter
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options


Invasion of the Body Snatchers Blu-ray pack shot

The Blu-ray edition will feature the same special features, but will have a High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers Orig inal Artwork UHD pack shot

The film will also be released as a Limited Edition 4K UHD Original Artwork Edition at the RRP of £34.99.