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The Blob [1958] [DVD]

Steve McQueen , Aneta Corsaut , Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. , Russell S. Doughten Jr.    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland, Alden 'Stephen' Chase
  • Directors: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Green Umbrella
  • DVD Release Date: 12 July 2004
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000260QB0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,094 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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 terrorise 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 hometown from the sinister slime--and reform himself in the process.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A truly cult classic film 5 Sep 2003
Format:VHS Tape
In the opening scene, Steve an all American teenage boy (played by Steve McQueen) succeeds in convincing Jane that really cares for her, in his open top fast car (nudge, nudge, wink wink), when a meteorite suddenly crash-lands nearby. Steve and Jane then speed off in the car to investigate.
Meanwhile a curious old codger hears the meteorite and goes to check out the crater, he uses a stick to probe the thick vile viscous mass of pulsating protoplasm that oozes from the cracked meteorite. To his surprise the stuff displays a meniscus like effect and slides up the stick onto his hand and starts to assimilate his flesh at frightening speed. The old man manages to stumble onto the highway where Steve almost hits him with his car.
On seeing the state of old man, Steve and Jane decide to take him to see the Doctor. Steve sees the Blob devour the doctor and Steve’s luck runs out when he tries to convince his father and police of what just happened.
The adults think that it’s all a hoax, Steve and his close friends organise themselves to warn the townsfolk of this monster.
“The Blob” is a truly cult classic film, with a fast and furious 1950’s, Sci-Fi, Horror, blended genre, with amazing special effects for its time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Monster that looks good enough to eat! 6 Sep 2012
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Wow this film was amazing, it had a great catchy theme tune, The Blob looked amazing, it looked like Jelly but alive! o_o

The start of the film is just filler but the films does kick off and becomes awesome, wish there could have been more parts with the blob though.

As far as story lines go it's pretty average for a monster movie of its time though we only watch it for the monster really and the monster's great.

Now need to track down Beware! The Blob/Son of Blob and The Blob remake. Also beware of buying this from the seller "blue gooseberry" I was expecting the Criterion Collection edition as pictured but I got a different version. 10/10
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little disapointed 25 Feb 2007
As a child i remember watching this film and being stunned with its visual effects and fast moveing plot line, I have come back as an adult to watch this film again (which is always difficult, as things are often best through the rose tinted glass of youth) I was disapointed, yes I will admit, it IS a classic, but when you compare it to The Day the Earth Stood Still and It Came From Outer Space, The Invisible Man, it is weak, flat and obvious, plus as an extra downside, Steve McQueen is TWENTY SEVEN years old in this film but he is playing a eighteen year old "teenager" this is sooooo unbelievable and im sure in one or two shots you can even see the starts of silver-grey hair on the sides of his head!

Sometimes nostalgia is best left in the past.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery 16 Dec 2013
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The DVD is an imported item, subtitles all the way through but plays so all ok, so hopefully it will be ok for the person bought for.
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3.0 out of 5 stars B-Movie Horror 18 Jun 2012
The Blob is a classic b-movie horror and has all the flaws and idiosyncracies that implies. The acting is wooden, the effects are shoddy and the story is slim to the point of non-existent, but this is a fun ride all the same. Sometimes these films are best left in the memory than re-watched as an adult, but this one just about musters up enough nostalgic value to make it worthwhile.

In an early Steve McQueen role he atleast shows the charm and charisma he later exudes in every film, but everyone else displays the same talent most low budget movies of this era present.

The Blob is a classic monster movie which doesnt have a lot of exposition or back story to any characters and keeps things moving at a swift pace so you dont have too long to think about it.

This film is best taken for exactly what it is. A small, simple and fun film.
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