Invasion (1966 film)

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Invasion
"Invasion" (1966 film).jpg
Original British 1-sheet poster
Directed byAlan Bridges
Produced byJack Greenwood
Written byRoger Marshall
Based ona story by Robert Holmes
StarringEdward Judd
Yoko Tani
Music byBernard Ebbinghouse
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byDerek Holding
Production
company
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
1966
Running time
82 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Invasion is a 1966 low-budget British science fiction film, directed by Alan Bridges for producer Jack Greenwood of Merton Park Studios.[1]

The film was written by Roger Marshall from a storyline by Robert Holmes. Holmes later re-used elements of his storyline in a 1970 Doctor Who serial entitled Spearhead from Space, which introduced Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor.[2]

Plot[edit]

An alien spacecraft crash-lands on Earth, near a secluded hospital not far from London. The aliens, who are humanoid and resemble East Asians, are taken to a rural hospital where they cause a forcefield to be raised around the building.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction praises Alan Bridges' direction, saying that he "creates a powerfully strange atmosphere despite a very small budget."[4]

Availablility[edit]

The film was theatrically released by Anglo-Amalgamated in the UK, and by American International Pictures in the United States.

A very brief video release by Warner Home Video was available in the UK in 1992.

A DVD version was re-released in November 2014 by Networkonair.[5]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Invasion (1966)". BFI.
  2. ^ The Television Companion: The Unofficial & Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who by David J Howe & Stephen James Walker
  3. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Invasion (1966)". screenonline.org.uk.
  4. ^ "Invasion [film]". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. March 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  5. ^ "Network ON AIR > Invasion". networkonair.com.

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