The Blob [WS] [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 4144982
  • Release Date: 11/14/2000
  • Rating: NR
  • 4.7 (14)
This blend of science fiction and juvenile delinquency films has a widescreen (anamorphic) transfer with an aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The English-only audio track is in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and the subtitles are available in English only. The print itself shows minor pixelation and fade, but overall the Deluxe color is stunning. There is a choice of two indexed commentary tracks. One features producer Jack Harris and film historian Bruce Eder. The other features the director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields. Both have some pauses in dialogue, but their easygoing styles make them equally enjoyable. An anamorphic theatrical trailer is available. The feature section "Blob-abilia" found in the animated menu is a treasure chest of stills from the collection of Blob enthusiast Wes Shank. This is an attractive package that oozes some nice extras.
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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

Special Features

  • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions with restored picture and sound
  • Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris and film historian Bruce Eder; the other by director Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. and actor Robert [Tony] Fields
  • Theatrical trailer
  • BLOB-abilial: collector Wes Shank's rare trove of stills, posters, props [including the Blob intself], and other ephemera
  • Special collectible poster
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired


The Blob
In his first starring role, Steve McQueen plays a typical oversexed, car-lovin' highschooler who can't get anyone to believe his story about a huge meteor, which crashes to earth and begins exuding a pink, gooey substance. Affixing itself to the body of an old man, the "blob" begins parasitically sucking the life out of several unfortunate humans, growing to an enormous size. Problem is, the disappearances of the victims can all be explained (one is supposed to be out of town, another is attending a convention), so the cops still won't believe McQueen or his girlfriend Aneta Corsaut (the future Helen Crump of The Andy Griffith Show). Rallying his teen pals, McQueen finally manages to get the adults' attention-but by now, the Blob is consuming entire city blocks. In 1972, the sequel Beware the Blob followed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Steve McQueen
    Steve McQueen - Steve Andrews
  • Aneta Corsaut
    Aneta Corsaut - Jane Martin
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    Earl Rowe - Dave
  • Olin Howland
    Olin Howland - Old Man
  • Image coming soon
    John Benson - Sergeant Jim Bert

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 out of 54.7
14 Reviews
93%of customers recommend this product.

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