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5.0 out of 5 stars The Stuff ... there's never enough
The stuff is an alien substance of sorts, found bubbling out of the ground in small towns across the United States. It looks like ice-cream, tastes great and, once it takes hold of you it becomes addictive and deadly. But what is its secret ingredient?

Enter Michael Moriarty (A Return to Salem's Lot), who is hired as an industrial saboteur by representatives of...
Published on 30 Mar 2004 by M. Williams

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3.0 out of 5 stars Its the side effect of Eating to much Dessert!
The Stuff is an 80's take on the old style B Movie! If you want Plot or Actors Names, then read the description of the DVD or someone else's Review. I am here to give a quick lowdown on the Movie for what it is, appose to the Plot! This is a Funny little Movie, its The Blob meets Greek Natural Yogurt! what More can one say!!! A Plot so Crap and pointless it makes sense...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Stuff ... there's never enough, 30 Mar 2004
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M. Williams "Ghost Writer" (Cardiff) - See all my reviews
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The stuff is an alien substance of sorts, found bubbling out of the ground in small towns across the United States. It looks like ice-cream, tastes great and, once it takes hold of you it becomes addictive and deadly. But what is its secret ingredient?

Enter Michael Moriarty (A Return to Salem's Lot), who is hired as an industrial saboteur by representatives of a food company to find out just what makes the stuff so addictive. As the stuff becomes more readily available, the people selling it are no longer content to merchandise it through through the smaller outlets. They begin to advertise it nationwide.

David 'Mo' Rutherford (Moriarty)tracks the stuff across country, with Nicole (Andrea Marcovicci) and a young boy, Jason (Scott Bloom), witnessing its effects on the population. During their efforts they are assisted by Col. Malcolm Grommett Spears (Paul Sorvino) and the wacky cookie entrepreneur, Chocolate Chip Charlie (Garrett Morris, Saturday Night Live). As the film progresses, it becomes impossible to know just who to trust, and resisting the stuff becomes increasingly difficult. The more you consume, the harder it becomes to resist.

Larry Cohen has become a hero to those whose intersts are in cult horror/sci-fi films, having turned out classics like 'A Return to Salem's Lot', 'The Ambulance', and 'Q: The Winged Serpent'. This is his fourth collaboration with actor Michael Moriarty, and it is well worth the money. 'The Stuff' contains comedy, action, science fiction, and horror - a combination of 'The Blob' and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', with Cohen's crazy sense of humour thrown in for good measure.

Bonus features on this edition include an informative audio commentary with director, Larry Cohen, TV spots, theatrical trailer, and widescreen presentation.

Buy it! You'll be addicted

Ghost Writer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its the side effect of Eating to much Dessert!, 28 April 2013
This review is from: The Stuff [DVD] (DVD)
The Stuff is an 80's take on the old style B Movie! If you want Plot or Actors Names, then read the description of the DVD or someone else's Review. I am here to give a quick lowdown on the Movie for what it is, appose to the Plot! This is a Funny little Movie, its The Blob meets Greek Natural Yogurt! what More can one say!!! A Plot so Crap and pointless it makes sense only to the Drunk or Mentally disturbed, so a True B Movie in every sense of the Word! Acting Laughable at best, great! Hilarious piece of pointless Cinema, perfect for the Drunken Man! a little Gem of a S*** Nugget/Winnet Hanging from the Pubes of an unwashed Ar*e, which i really enjoyed for all the Wrong reasons! great for a laugh after a few Drinks.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Campy, 9 Jun 2010
This review is from: The Stuff [DVD] (DVD)
I remember watching the stuff when i was a teenager many yrs ago when it came out on video and loving it. I usually like this sort of film still to this day so re-watched it the other day. Watching it now it's horribly dated and frankly quite camp too. The stuff was never scary but there's many ridiculous scenes in the movie you'll laugh at ! Both Michael moriarty and especially paul sorvino are very good actors but both realise the script here is complete rubbish and camp/ham up there performances something rotten ! This sin't good enough to be remembered as a classic and isn't quite bad enough to be remembered too so i can't really see the stuff latching onto a new generation in 2010. that said its dirt cheap so you might wanna check it out.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consumer Nightmare, 30 Sep 2010
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Mr. Jonathon T. Beckett "vampire lover" (Dracula's Crypt) - See all my reviews
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Everybody is going mad for 'The Stuff', the nations' favourite taste. Discovered bubbling out of the ground by a miner, it soon becomes a hugely popular dessert, hogging supermarket shelves and earning itself a chain of eateries. The Ice Cream lobby, afraid of the popularity of this new product, hire industrial spy, and one time F.B.I Agent David 'Mo' Rutherford to investigate and discredit the popular pud. Things take a sinister turn however when Mo discovers that their is a web of secrecy surrounding the ingredients and the production of The Stuff, and soon he realises there are those who would wish to silence him. Meanwhile, very strange things start to happen to those who over indulge in the irresistable goo.
If you can get over the fact that the menacing 'creature' in the film resembles a lake of Ice Cream, then you should find this hilarious film to be great fun. It's a sort of cross between Invasion Of The Body Snatchers and a sharp satire on consumerism and fast food. The factory scenes are very reminiscant of the superb BBC/Hammer adaptation of Quatermass II.
The fact is, although it does borrow liberally from the past, it has a style all of its own. It may be a mixing of genres but above all it's a comedy. A very funny one at that. One major reason for the films' success is another great performance from Cohen regular Michael Moriarty. He plays Mo with a southern drawl and a goofy, slightly volatile temperament. Paul Sorvino also deserves a mention, as he's quite brilliant as militia man Colonel Spears.
Whilst it might not be the cast iron classic that Cohen's other features such as 'Q- The Winged Serpent' and 'God Told Me To' are, but for me it's probably the most enjoyable of all Cohen's films. Just to mention the special effects that were painstakingly ctreated by Jim Dankforth. As Cohen comments himself in the commentary, now we live in a digital age the day of the stop motion animator is numbered.
A highly enjoyable film.. 5 out of 5. I'd also recommending talking to whichever seller you buy this from, as my copy at least was All Regions, unlike the Region 1 label Amazon's product info gives it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful, campy and far more intelligent than a film about alien yogurt has any right being, 6 April 2014
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Rob Simpson "noframeof" (Middlesbrough, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Stuff [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Stuff is Larry Cohen's satire on consumerism and how poison is sold to the masses as a desirable object. It's become more and more prescient over time too. The film itself is part of the family of sci-fi completed by They Live and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Like the latter this is a great effects driven sci-fi/horror with inventive visuals. Perhaps not the head melting stuff, but the scenes that depict the Stuff as a sentient being, they are up there with the greatest moments of 80s genre cinema. Similarly, when the film visits places under the control of the Stuff it hits on the paranoid goldmine that Body Snatchers perfected 7 years earlier.

The Stuff can be summed up with one word, abrupt, as the film closes and opens the escalation jumps from 100 to 0 and vice versa - it's simply too sudden. One minute the Alien gloop is discovered in the very next scene it’s a nationwide success; there is no escalation. Likewise one anti-stuff campaign at a local radio station completely defeats something which appears to have taken over large swathes of the country. The instant jumps from pole to pole damages immersion.

Colourful, campy and far more intelligent than a film about alien yogurt has any right being. The Stuff is great fun, and I didn't even mention Chocolate Chip Charlie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are you eating it? Or is it eating you?, 9 Feb 2014
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Five stars for the delivery and price, quick delivery I ordered it on a Saturday evening and had it by the Tuesday, I remember watching this as a teenager thinking it was awful and I'd never watch it again, fast forward twenty something years and it's still awful but brilliant at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the suff 1985, 25 July 2013
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in 1985 was the year of horror comical scares like
tom hollands vampire masterpiece fright night with
chris sarandon and william ragsdale that landmarked
film history with its groundbreaking fx also in that year
comes larry cohens consumer shocker comedy that followed
the examples of george romero's dawn of the dead where
a band of survivors had to battle zombie hoards and consumer greed
in an abandon shopping centre but this film about consumer greed
in the form of a frozen dessert show that what can happen if a product
that people see on tv like in the real world of consumer products that
draws them in to buying them just like a tube of pringles once you pop
you don't stop and this great classic excelled in we devour the product
and the product devours us back this film is like dawn of the dead if we
are not careful consumer products has a habbit of bitting back and a lesson
learned to us all.

movie tagline: are you eating it or is it eating you.

frankie smales

(frankie smales tv and movie review uk)
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4.0 out of 5 stars the stuff review, 5 May 2013
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A film about a ice cream type dessert that is collected by an unscrupulous company from a hole in the ground. The dessert takes people over and they become stuffies, like drug addicts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough, 6 Mar 2011
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J. OConnor "Jim" (Liverpool, UK) - See all my reviews
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Where to begin.

The Stuff is, a mix of sci-fi and horror that does hark back very much the the b-movies of a previous era. Even though sometimes the script and the acting may seem below par, that really is the charm of this film, it never takes itself too seriously and neither does it claim to be anything more than a low budget flick that does reach the parts other deserts just can not reach.

I will not ruin the plot by disclosing any more than you have probably already read, other than to say that this really is one of the those movies that doesn't fit one particular pigeon hole, and for all it's flaws as you have no doubt read in other reviews, is still very much a film that you will enjoy despite or maybe because of, it's naffness.

You just won't be able to get enough... of THE STUFF
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to forget this one, 8 Feb 2011
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A bare bones disc with no extras, no subtitles or captioning.
But a perfect copy of this B-movie.
I'm satisfied with the purchase, very pleased with the price (2.44) and happy to add this to my collection.
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