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'Body Snatchers'

Critic's Pick

March 01, 1998|Kenneth Turan

Abel Ferrara hasn't merely remade "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," he has re-imagined and reinvigorated it, using the best of special-effects talent and cool directorial skill to make a splendidly creepy and unsettling piece of genre filmmaking. Ferrara's 1993 film is shrewdly set at an Army base in the South, where people are so habitually obedient that it is doubly difficult to determine who is a soulless pod and who is just following orders. With Gabrielle Anwar and Meg Tilly (pictured) (KCOP Sunday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.).

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