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Invasion Earth - The World War Has Begun
Invasion Earth - The World War Has Begun
Actors: Vincent Regan, Eric Jorrin, Maggie O'Neill, Vivienne Soan, Nicola Grier
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2005     4hr 31min

The time is the 1990s. The place is the fabled Scottish highlands. The players hail from different worlds. The dimensions are countless. At stake is the planet Earth. From the BBC and the Sci Fi Channel comes INVASION EAR...  more »


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Actors: Vincent Regan, Eric Jorrin, Maggie O'Neill, Vivienne Soan, Nicola Grier
Creators: Simon Kossoff, David Barrett, Jeremy Strachan, Alison Barnett, Andrea Calderwood, Chrissy Skinns, Jed Mercurio
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction, Television
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005
Original Release Date: 12/08/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 12/08/1998
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 4hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

William E. from ATKINSON, IL
Reviewed on 3/18/2011...
Before writing this review I actually had to watch some of it to remember what I saw.

The title: great! The storyline: forgetable. The characters: forgetable. The actors: forgetable (and I like Fred Ward).

This is one film that should not have been exported out of Great Britain. I did not like it. I'll be offering it back up for a swap soon...
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Elizabeth L. (liz5353) from LEBANON, OR
Reviewed on 3/26/2008...
Excellant BBC mini series production!
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Could have been better....still good for a viewing
Andre Villemaire | Canada | 12/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I love invasion films...saw most and this one rates pretty good.
The story is solid and the acting pretty good, but like any TV science fiction...there seem to be missing a few millions dollars on
their production. Instead of a large scale movie we end up with a small scale movie that has not enough people in it...too much of
some actors/actresses and that sleepy moog synthesizer music for all
the mushy scenes(too many...we dont care).
I still bought the movie as there is not enough good alien invasion
movies out there and this is is worth a visit."
Great Story Telling - Part 2 (of three) is the most powerful
J. Cavacini | Coplay, PA Corporate States of America | 04/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a creative and well produced miniseries. The use of location, props, makeup, etc. were well handled. The second part of the three parts is by far the most powerful and best story telling in the series. It could have been better as part three leaves you a little down with weak character resolutions, but the truth is that these situations are more real-life than fantastical and over dramatic. Very intelligent, realistic and well acted. Any fan of serious science fiction and story telling should give this a try because its great qualities by far make up for its detractors."
Good Solid Drama
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 02/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An RAF pilot shoots down a UFO and the pilot is recovered. This sets in motion an escalation of a war that had been going on for fifty years without humans being aware. There are two alien races. The Echo are peaceful and want to warn the Earth about the dimension-hopping NDs. A NATO General gets put in charge of the escape craft and its occupant. While he is quickly convinced of the existence of aliens, there is no real hard proof that his superiors accept. But if the General is right, the NDs have been tainting the Earth's water supplies for the past fifty years but with the downing of the Echo craft, they are stepping up the campaign.

The NDs civilization is based upon the manipulation of living matter. They take over worlds where life is present. Earth may have an intelligence but that means nothing to the NDs. They will go about harvesting humans as they need them. Finally the extent of their plans is revealed and NATO command accepts the existence of the alien threat. But it is still up to a small handful of people to develop the strategies against the aliens and carry them out.

Although the plot is similar and the title is identical to Harry Harrison's novel INVASION: EARTH, there is no credit given and the story soon deviates drastically from Harrison's. While the special effects are good, it is the solid acting and drama that drives this mini-series. I really enjoyed the acting and the way the plot unfolded. The way some people bought into the alien story and some did not seemed very plausible to me. I was just a little disappointed in the ending although it made a lot more sense than many movie endings. If you like your science fiction filled with solid drama then this one is for you."