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The Blob [WS] [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 14632846
  • Release Date: 01/15/2003
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

    Synopsis


    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

    93%
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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Beware, The Blob all right

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      EdNortonRules
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      Let me begin by saying The Blob is one of my favorite '50s monster flicks, one I've watched more times than I care to admit. Love the creepiness of it, the aura, Steve McQueen, the evil thing oozing into the movie theater and of course the scene in the very cool diner. As someone who loves this film, I have it on old VHS somewhere and on DVD, and I even own the poster. Great so far, but ... When I saw it was coming out on blu-ray, knowing it was a Criterion property, I assumed they'd be charging top dollar. I also expected, based on Criterion's reputation, top quality. Sorry, but if you own the DVD, do not bother doubling up for the blu-ray. I don't know what the other reviewers are seeing or if many have closely compared the two versions, but on my large flat screen, there is little difference between the DVD and blu-ray versions. When I pop in a blu-ray I expect a perfect picture. Yes, I'm willing to cut them slack when it comes to older movies like this, but regardless of the quality of the original print, if a company cannot produce a blu-ray offering a significantly superior picture to the DVD version, other than profit, what's the point? If you don't own the DVD, then consider the blu-ray, especially because The Blob is not aired often. You might want to consider setting up a price alert or waiting for a sale rather than spending $30, however.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A bona fide B-movie gem in a great package!

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      dmm32552
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      Criterion Collection has finally upgraded "The Blob" for Blu-ray disc. And while the upgrade adds no additional special features from the previous DVD version except for an essay in the included booklet, the HD transfer makes this film look more beautiful than ever. Shot outside the Hollywood system with a star-making performance from Steve McQueen, "The Blob" rightfully was a smash at the box office, quite a feat for an independently-made, low-budget genre pic. The blob itself is not even close to menacing, but that -- along with a catchy theme song from a young Burt Bacharach -- is part of what makes this B-movie gem one of the quirkiest and most fun flicks of its ilk. Highly recommended -- includes an excellent audio commentary among the special features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It creeps and leaps and glides and slides onto blu

      Posted
      rockstarnati

      Irvin S. Yeaworth's 1958 drive-in classic 'The Blob' makes it way to blu-ray for the first time ever, receiving the royal treatment from The Criterion Collection. The film looks and sounds fantastic on blu-ray. The supplements are good, but a little lacking for a Criterion release. The film itself, of course, is a real treat. A cheesy, gloriously fun treat. It stars Steve McQueen in his first leading role and features a giant gelatinous alien creature that rolls around absorbing people. If that's not enough to make you add it to your cart right now, then I don't know what is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Saturday Movie

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      Skoob1
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      This is the classic blob you remember, Steve McQueen is young, the story kinda hokey, little to no plot, but hey its a fun movie for Saturday. This is a clean transfer. Colors are bright and vivid. The sound is great for a movie of its age. Would highly recommend to any one who wants to stroll drown memory lane or has an open saturday afternoon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Criterion knocks it out of the park again!

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      Italy12
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      Another gem from Criterion! The Blob is a classic sci-fi film about a small town overrun by a seemingly mindless blob who consumes inanimate and animate objects while growing in size as it does! A teenage Steve McQueen (of Bullitt fame) stars as the young punk who muct warn others and stop The Blob from destroying the entire town!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun Revisiting

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      Walker
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      My wife and I enjoyed watching this sci-fi classic from our childhoods. It was especially enjoyable because of the high def remastering of this film and even more to see "Steven" McQueen in the movie that started him on his road to an illustrious career.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a little scary if you are very young

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      tebe48
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      I saw this movie when it first came out and I was about 10. I had nightmares for quite some time. Now that I am an adult and watch the movie it is very enjoyable to watch. I find it a classic movie to own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Criterion Blu-ray

      Posted
      durden26
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      Criterion's been re-releasing a lot of the old spine #'s on blu-ray at the rate of 1-2 per month. As the reviewer before said, the transfer's not mind-blowing, but I still feel like it's a good improvement.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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