The Blob

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 13, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Hudson Street
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh66%

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Total Count: 32

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 31,612
Bad, but never painfully so . . . Full Review
Sci-Fi Movie Page
Oct 23, 2009
Rating: 5/5 -- It's exuberant and extraordinary, and just nasty enough. Full Review
Suite101.com
Oct 6, 2011
Rating: 6/10 -- ...there's something charming about it, as if all the tacky aspects of the 1950s (and again, I'm talking about the white, squeaky clean, small town 1950s) were distilled into a fast-moving 86 minutes. Full Review
Playback:stl
Aug 3, 2016
Rating: 7/10 -- One of the most personable sci-fi horror films of its generation. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jun 20, 2015
Unfortunately, [Harris's] picture talks itself to death, even with the blob nibbling away at everybody in sight. And most of his trick effects, under the direction of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., look pretty phony. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Rebel Without a Cause for the matinee monster crowd. Full Review
Popcornworld
Oct 30, 2010
Rating: 2/4 -- oh-no, not jello, NOT JELLO!
sbs.is
Jul 8, 2005

Product Description:

THE BLOB is one of the quintessential films for lovers of those science-fiction/horror/monster/camp films of the 1950s. A red, gigantic, gooey, gelatinous glob arrives from outer space and proceeds to terrorize a small town. The more it eats, the more it grows. Local teenagers, who have witnessed its obscene display of hunger, are ignored until it seems that it's too late. Can the local bad boy (Steve McQueen, in his first leading role) save his 'burb from the sinister slime--and reform himself in the process' A perennial favorite of Saturday afternoon horror shows, the film is still a joy to watch, as the young McQueen battles his parents and the big protoplasmic hunk of Jell-O.

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Production Notes:

  • Film debut for actor Steve McQueen, where he was billed as Steven.
  • The Laserdisc edition is 15 minutes longer, and contains interviews and trailers.
  • The film came from an idea by Irvine H. Millgate.
  • Color by DeLuxe. Shot at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania studio.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,697
  • UPC: 030309980192
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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