Then there's the film score. Ooooh! Denny Zeitlin creates a sparse, moody, synth-laden atmosphere that is quite original and refreshing. Surprisingly, this is the only film score he ever composed. The urban legend is that he was so worn out by the work he put into Invasion, that he vowed he'd never write another film score. Accolades and offers came rushing in after the film was released but, unfortunately for us, Zeitlin kept his promise and refused all offers.
Last but not least, this incarnation of Invasion has a powerful cast including Donald Sutherland [Ordinary People, MASH] as the doctor who begins to suspect that something nefarious is happening in his beloved city of San Francisco. His female counterpart this time around is Brooke Adams [Dead Zone, Shock Waves] who is a plant nerd with no love interest in the doctor whatsoever. This is quite a contrast to the relationship that's at the center of the 1956 version, but it works well in this remake of the film. The cast also includes Jeff Goldblum [Jurassic Park, The Fly], Veronica Cartwright [Alien, The Birds] as well as the one and only Leonard Nimoy [Star Trek]. What's not to like about THAT?
Like I said about the original film, if you haven't seen this one, what are you waiting for? It's a great incarnation of a great story.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.