Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction-psychological horror film. It was directed by Philip Kaufman, and stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Leonard Nimoy. Released on December 20, It is a remake of the 1956 film of the same name, which was based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. The plot involves a San Francisco health inspector and his colleague who discover that human beings are being substituted by aliens. The duplicates, who appear to be perfect copies of the persons replaced, but are devoid of any human emotion, attempt to install a tightly organised, conformist society.
A box office success, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was very well-received by critics, and is considered by some to be among the greatest film remakes.