Blu-ray Release: Strange Invaders

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 13, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1983 cult movie Strange Invaders is an affectionate homage to science fiction/alien takeover films of the 1950s.

strange-invaders-face-off_optIt stars Paul Le Mat (American Grafitti) as a university professor searching for his ex-wife (Diana Scarwid, Extremities), who seems to have disappeared while visiting her hometown of Centerville, Illinois. In fact, the place turns out to be a hotbed of aliens, in place since the Fifties and weirdly unaware of how the outside world has changed.

Co-written and directed by Michael Laughlin, the film also stars Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill) as a helpful journalist, and a lively supporting cast including Michael Lerner (Busting), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Wallace Shawn (Admission), and period icon June Lockhart (TV’s Lost in Space).

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition includes an isolated track of John Addison’s score, a commentary by director/co-screenwriter Laughlin and co-screenwriter William Condon and the original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep on the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives for the July 29 prebook date!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.