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The Blob [1988]


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  • Actors: Kevin Diljon
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, French, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015NN4UO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,890 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Puzzle box on 20 Feb. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
This was a pretty sweet remake of the original sci/fi cult classic from the 50's which starred a young Steve McQueen in the lead. The 1988 version of The Blob was just an all around fun experience. The film has the fifties plot structure and ideas, but it's been updated to the eighties - which means gratuitous amounts of special effects, a trashy atmosphere and lots and lots of gore! The special effects are often really good and quite impressive for their time. The sequences are very imaginative, and take advantage of the eighties style humour that make eighties horror films what they are. The way that the blob consumes people is always disgusting, and seeing the half-melted outlines of people inside the creature is lots of fun and makes for some really good horror. A meteor falls near a small town in the USA. A homeless man goes to see what's in it and an alien with jelly-like substance "attacks" him and starts eating away at him. He's discovered by a local tough kid played by Kevin Dillon and along with highschool cheerleader Shawnee Smith (Saw series) and the highschool Football player Donovan Leitch drive him to the hospital. There he's eaten alive while waiting for the doctor and the blob is loose--eating anything in its path. But, in no time flat, a bunch of scientists and military men arrive to help...or are they? The script from Frank Darabont and Chuck Russell shrewdly and comically touches on various subjects like Cold War paranoia and biological weapons.

The 1988 remake of The Blob in my opinion is a classic but sadly overlooked Horror/Sci-Fi film, The Only problem I had with it is some cheesy dialog which sound abit dated. Overall it is a fun little flick featuring a truly merciless monster that gobbles up just about anyone (even dogs and kids!).
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Christian Sellers on 8 Aug. 2006
Format: DVD
It is currently the trend in Hollywood at the moment to remake classics, and horror is the biggest victim of all genres. Movies such as Dawn of the Dead, the Texas Chiansaw Massacre, The Fog, When a Stranger Calls and The Omen have all recieved this treatment and the end is result is always the same. Crap!

But in the 1980's some truly classic remakes were released that were superior to the originals in many ways (usually because the director was a fan of the original and wanted to pay homage to that). John Carpenter's The Thing and David Cronenberg's The Fly were far more impressive than the 1950's movies they were inspired by and that can also be said for the 1988 remake of The Blob.

Inspired by a rather naff Steve McQueen movie, Chuck (A Nightmare On Elm Street 3, The Mask) Russell's reimagining was a fun, gore-packed sci-fi horror that featured Matt Dillon's younger brother Kevin as the lead anti-hero, with Saw's Shawnee Smith as the cheerleader-cum-heroine, who try to save small town America from a jello-like substance that devours everything in its path.

While a little cheesy in places, this movie is hugely enjoyable and should be a lesson to modern directors that if you're going to remake a movie, do it properly!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Boasting a screenplay co-written by Frank Darabont (elements of which found their way into his adaptation of The Mist), Chuck Russell's 1989 remake of The Blob is a highly enjoyable remake that benefits from both the advances in special effects that 30 years and a bigger budget can bring and a rule-breaking anyone-can-die attitude that all too happily dispenses with all the stock characters most genre films would never dream of not allowing to make it to the last reel. And the first third of the picture does a good job setting up likeable characters it'll quickly dispose of in ingenious ways that emphasise that no-one is safe from its flesh-eating gelatinous blob that's increasing its size at an exponential rate the more it feeds.

Not that there isn't a lot of tried-and-trusted material here, like the teenager buying a condom gag (an oldie but always a goodie) or some more obvious victims, but it manages to update the story while developing a skewed charm of its own. In many ways it enhances and improves on the original without invalidating it: the cinema setpiece from the original is given an 80s makeover complete with slasher movie (Garden Tool Massacre) and irritating audience member giving a running commentary of what's about to happen next and there's a nicely paranoid spin on the blob's true origins this time round. And long before Buffy fought back instead of meekly accepting her fate, Shawnee Smith's heroine shows she's just as likely to come to the rescue as she is to need to be rescued herself - just as well since, despite getting a motorcycle jump of his own, as the town bad boy who comes good Kevin Dillon's no Steve McQueen, but let's face it, neither was Steve McQueen in the original.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. N. Cairns on 14 May 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
OK, I payed quite a lot for this dvd(By todays standard),But having just watched it,I don't regret a single penny of it.This is one of those cheesy horror films from the 80's that i remember enjoying.My own feeling is that it's still a cheesy horror film,But strangely enough time hasn't harmed the film,It has aged remarkably well.The film has all the things you remember from that era of horror film ie;average acting,Bad hair cuts and poor/cheap special effects.But don't let that put you off,Put it on,Get a few mates round and get the beer in and enjoy.
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