Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1978 (theaters), 1993 (video), 1998 (DVD)

A 1978 adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Jack Finney.

Jerry Garcia plays the banjo part that is heard during a scene where a beggar is playing a banjo in a park. It has been suggested that Jerry Garcia appears as a beggar in this scene but this is not the case.

The DVD credits include under the cast section:

  • Beggar: Joe Bellan
And under the production section:
  • Banjo: Jerry Garcia
The movie was directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Veronica Cartwright

The movie has been released on video and DVD.

The DVD release includes a full-length audio commentary by Philip Kaufman, a "pod culture" retrospective, Body Snatchers trivia, production notes, and the original theatrical trailer.

There have been a number of variations of video and DVD cover designs.

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