Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Even though the film was "produced in Superscope"--according to the opening credits--and released in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio, it was actually shot with the spherical 1.85:1 aspect ratio in mind. The scope prints were created in the lab in post-production by cutting off the top and bottom of the image. Director Don Siegel protested the reformatting, to no avail.
Dr. Dan 'Danny' Kauffman:
You say it as if it were terrible. Believe me, it isn't. You've been in love before. It didn't last. It never does. Love, desire, ambition, faith... Without them, life is so simple. Believe me.
The water stains on the planks in the mine are inconsistent.
Clouds form a backdrop for the opening credits.
There is a colorized version by Republic Pictures 80 minutes in length. The extra time is due to the film running at a slower speed.