Blob

Blob

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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… See more details below

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Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - R.J. Wafer
Cold War anxieties and a pervasive fear of youth culture fuel the 1958 cult gem The Blob. Starring a young and already ultra-cool Steve McQueen, this vintage sci-fi/horror movie starts out promisingly enough with a catchy theme song penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and a crashed meteor that releases the deadliest pile of jelly known to man. When he witnesses the goo ingesting the town's doctor, McQueen tries to warn locals of their impending doom. But no one listens to him -- he's a rabble-rousing youth, after all. Soon enough, it's up to McQueen and his girlfriend Jane (Aneta Corsaut) to save lot of running and screaming townsfolk from the hungry blob. McQueen makes the movie, his trademark strut and stoicism are already firmly in place, albeit pit against a truly absurd villain. Charming in its 1950s Americana morals, The Blob is an ideal drive-in throwback, the higher end version of what contemporary schlockster Ed Wood aspired to make, and a generally campy good time for genre fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
UPC:
0715515011129
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
5,673

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. "Beware of the Blob" [:14]
2. The Molten Meteor [1:45]
3. Doc Hallen [6:00]
4. Lessons in Troublemaking [3:49]
5. Meeting of the Minds [5:18]
6. Meanwhile, Back at the Doctor's Office [1:44]
7. The Crater [1:34]
8. Well, That Didn't Work... [2:55]
9. The Police Station [4:34]
10. "What Goes On Out Here?!" [3:19]
11. Parental Concerns [7:17]
12. Sneaking Out [5:41]
13. Midnight Movie [7:10]
14. Jerry's Supermarket [4:38]
15. Sounding the Alarm [5:20]
16. "It's Gotten Bigger" [4:46]
17. The Movie Theater [2:51]
18. "Do You Wanna Die?" [2:54]
19. "Hey, That's It" [4:54]
0. Commentary One Index
1. "What Is Your Formula?"
2. Casting Steve McQueen
3. Harris' Inspiration/Casting Aneta
4. Millgate's Call
5. Aneta Before The Blob
6. Hard-Bought Special Effects
7. McQueen's Method Acting
8. Casting The Blob
9. Paramount/Earl Rowe
10. The Blob Spreads/"Shorty" Yeaworth
11. McQueen's Behavior
12. Bumping Into Steve
13. The Crew/Financing
14. The Thing
15. The Hedgerow Theater
16. "Horror Into the Seats"
17. Sequels and Remakes
18. Promoting The Blob
19. "A Collective Home Movie"
0. Commentary Two Index
1. The Original Music
2. Casting Steve McQueen
3. Meeting Jack Harris
4. Fields' First Job
5. Dying on Film
6. No Girls, Just Trees, Like Camp
7. Hot Rock/Steve Helps Out
8. Steve as Older Brother
9. "I Knew I Was Gonna Die"
10. Steve's Dog, Thor
11. Picking the Title
12. Cast of Thousands
13. A Homegrown Crew
14. Early Careers
15. Steve's Effect on Fields
16. Delinquency
17. Financing the Film
18. A Non-Religious Film
19. "Just Trying to Scare People"

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