Invasion (1966 film)
Original British 1-sheet poster
|Directed by||Alan Bridges|
|Produced by||Jack Greenwood|
|Written by||Roger Marshall|
|Based on||a story by Robert Holmes|
|Music by||Bernard Ebbinghouse|
|Edited by||Derek Holding|
|Distributed by||Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)|
An alien "Lystrian" 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 after a collision with a car where they cause a forcefield to be raised around the building. The doctors are confused as the blood of the alien is not human.
An issue arises as the doctors are not able to determine if the alien is a law enforcement officer, or if the two other aliens are the law enforcement and the patient is their prisoner. Only the patient can speak English, further complicating matters.
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction praises Alan Bridges' direction, saying that he "creates a powerfully strange atmosphere despite a very small budget." Creature Feature also liked the movie, giving it 3 out of 5 stars. It stated the movie was atmospheric and that the director gave the movie a peculiar ambiance.  Moria found the idea to be good and liked the atmosphere, but that the movie was slow-moving. 
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. Made at Merton Park Studios, one of the last movies designed to be part of a double feature.
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.
- Edward Judd as Dr. Mike Vernon
- Yoko Tani as Leader of the Lystrians
- Valerie Gearon as Dr. Claire Harland
- Lyndon Brook as Brian Carter
- Eric Young as the Lystrian
- Tsai Chin as Nurse Lim
- Barrie Ingham as Major Muncaster
- Anthony Sharp as Lawrence Blackburn
- Glyn Houston as Police Sergeant Draycott
- Ann Castle as Sister Evans
- John Tate as Dundy
- Jean Lodge as Barbara Gough
- "Invasion (1966)". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
- "BFI Screenonline: Invasion (1966)". screenonline.org.uk.
- "Invasion [film]". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- Stanley, J. (2000) Creature Feature: 3rd Edition
- The Television Companion: The Unofficial & Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who by David J Howe & Stephen James Walker
- "Network ON AIR > Invasion". networkonair.com.