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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

£29.99
Released 3 December 2018

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A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader.

Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci- fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts, The Blob helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures.

A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader.

Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci- fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts, The Blob helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures.

Extras

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris and film historian Bruce Eder
  • and the other by director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields
  • Trailer
  • Blobabilia!, a gallery of collector Wes Shank’s rare trove of stills, posters, props (including the blob itself!), and other ephemera
  • PLUS An essay by critic Kim Newman

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050629326536
Catalogue Number CC2235BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1958
Director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries USA
Language(s) French
Running time 82 min
Blu-ray region B

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