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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Monster that looks good enough to eat!
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...
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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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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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A truly cult classic film, 5 Sep 2003
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Dermot McKernan (Start at the Sun, go past Mercury, then turn left after Venus, you will find me on the 3rd Planet.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Blob [VHS] (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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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
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T. Cosens (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Blob [1958] [DVD] (DVD)
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Not scary by 2010 standards, but entertaining., 3 April 2010
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This was one of the very early films of Steve McQueen,and even here,aged 28, he shows something of the cocky yet likeable characters that he went on to play in films such as The Magnificent Seven,and The Sandpebbles. McQueen steals the show,as a young man trying to convince the police and the rest of the small town,that there is danger in the town, in the form of a flesh-eating blob of jelly that is growing in size as it devours victims. This being the 50's, there are a few typical 50's teen themes here: A dangerous creature from outer space threatens people, and the struggle between teenagers and any figure of authority.

I got the feeling I had seen it all before, but at the time this possibly was original and frightening. This release has no added features, but the picture and sound quality of the film are excellent.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disapointed, 25 Feb 2007
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S. Sharp "Film Fanatic" (Cornwall) - See all my reviews
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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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very very very good!, 24 July 2012
This review is from: The Blob [1958] [DVD] (DVD)
The blob is very entertaining it has a nice easy storyline to follow.The blob is not that scary, it sounds it but its not.It should be lower rated than 12 because it was rated that in the 50's.if you are a big steve mcqueen fan like me I recommend yoou buy it.If your not sure about it, just rent it on love film.i'm telling you it is a very good classic film.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the Blob, 11 Feb 2011
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Mark G. (East Anglia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Blob [1958] [DVD] (DVD)
What an absolute classic B-movie this is.

Starting with an out of place but extremely catchy opening song, the movie opens with Steve (Steve McQueen)and his girlfriend witnessing a shooting star crash to the earth. The pair decide to investigate.

Near the point of impact lives an old man who decides to take a look and discovers an odd egg like rock (or a rock like egg) sitting in a crater...time to prod it with a stick.
Oops, silly old man. Now you have a flesh eating alien Blob on your hand.

Steve and his girlfriend encounter the old man and take him to the local Dr.
It's not too long before the old man has been absorbed and the Blob has increased in size.

Bullets don't stop it, neither does acid. Can nothing stop The Blob?

What makes this stand out from a lot of other B-movies is not just the creature, but also the characters.
Yes, Steve McQueen (credited as Steven) is playing someone 10 years younger but you won't care as he is so likeable. What's more this is one of the few towns in a B-movie that doesn't seem to have a local scientist who can explain the goings on. Even though there are the typical moments with the autorities disbelieving the kids, they're not all so quick to judge and some are even willing to investigate. The creature is great as it is completely silent. Combined with the fact that each time it absorbs living tissue, it grows in size and you have a fantastic monster.
And the name. The Blob. How great is that? I can't help but put the capital letter every time I type the word Blob.

There are some moments of humour, I especially liked the housekeeper offering to 'clean around the fingerprints.'
Combined with some great iconic movie moments, like when The Blob oozes out of the cinema and you have a truly great film.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what is that on your hand?, 6 Aug 2004
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Steve McQueen as Steve Andrews and Anete Corsaut as Jane Martin (also Helen Crump in The Andy Griffith Show) are negotiation in a quiet place in a convertable. When a shooting star lands quite close. Naturally this is more interesting and they go to investigate. An old man beats them to the sight and poking around gets blobulated. Things really get sticky from that point with none to believe them as kids don't know nothing.
If you like this movie then the next one to see is a variation called "Killer Klowns from Outer Space"
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