- Audio Commentaries by Producer Jack H. Harris and film historian Bruce Eder, and by director Irvin S, Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields
- Theatrical Trailer
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 14, 2000
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary:
- Jack Harris - Producer, Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. - Director
- Robert ("Tony") Fields - Actor, Bruce Eder - Film Historian
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 03/15/2013
"THE BLOB is a delicious drive-in treat..." -- Grade: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Beware of The Blob!" One of the great cult classics, The Blob melds '50s schlock sci-fi and teen delinquency pics even as it transcends these genres with strong performances and ingenious special effects. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor, a crew experienced in religious and educational shorts, and a collection of theatrical talent from Philadelphia and New York, The Blob helped launch the careers of superstud Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach.
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 terrorize 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 'burb from the sinister slime--and reform himself in the process' A perennial favorite of Saturday afternoon horror shows, the film is still a joy to watch, as the young McQueen battles his parents and the big protoplasmic hunk of Jell-O.
Essential Cinema |
Small Towns |
Theatrical Release |
- Film debut for actor Steve McQueen, where he was billed as Steven.
- The Laserdisc edition is 15 minutes longer, and contains interviews and trailers.
- The film came from an idea by Irvine H. Millgate.
- Color by DeLuxe. Shot at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania studio.