Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1956 NR 1h 20m DVD

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1956 NR 1h 20m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Evil-intentioned extraterrestrials capable of replicating humans and assuming their identities invade the sleepy California hamlet of Santa Mira. It's up to the local doctor to sound the alarm and almost single-handedly battle the alien forces.
Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Jean Willes, Ralph Dumke, Virginia Christine
Don Siegel
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are multiple versions and remakes of this movie on video, of which this original edition is the tamest. Others amped up the action, nudity/sexual content, and disturbing visuals considerably. This one might have received even a G rating under the early MPAA.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Some scuffling, and discreet stabbings with hypodermic needles. A brief shot of an alien clone impaled with a pitchfork.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Even the alien pod people are pretty well behaved, conquering without overt violence.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking and cigarette smoking. The main character, trying to warn of an alien attack, is accused of being drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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