Creature from the Black Lagoon

From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 2, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Fresh85%

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Total Count: 33

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 23,543
The routine story is mightily improved by Arnold's sure sense of atmospheric locations and by the often sympathetic portrait of the monster. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
The underwater sequences were excellently shot by Havens, and the make-up for the half man, half fish was a masterful creation by Bud Westmore and Jack Keven. Full Review
Film4
Sep 26, 2007
Rating: 3/4 -- What distinguished Jack Arnold's pictures from mutant spinoffs/knockoffs is even more imperative to sci-fi today than it was in 1954: wonderment. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Oct 11, 2012
Rating: 8/10 -- This is a pulp classic with good reason. Full Review
Fiction Machine
Aug 29, 2019
Rating: 9/10 -- The whole thing is ultimately just a '50s B-movie, but it's hard to imagine what they could have done to make it a better one. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Dec 11, 2016
Rating: B- -- Okay, it's just a guy in a rubber suit. Even people in the 1950's weren't afraid of this so-called monster. But, there's some camp value to this on-the-water and under-the-water adventure. Full Review
Movie Chambers
Oct 26, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- When I was a kid, this was the movie monster I wanted to be. Full Review
LarsenOnFilm
Sep 18, 2014

Product Description:

A research team digging in the Amazon comes across the fossilized hand of a human fish creature. That night, the creature emerges from the swamp to kill. So begins one of the more recognizable classics of the science fiction and horror genres. Shot originally in 3-D, this has been a late-night TV hit for decades. The hand makes its way back to the oceanographic institute and soon conscientious scientist David Reed (Richard Carlson), greedy scientist Mark (Richard Cunha) and the beautiful girl they fight over, Kay (Julia Adams) are heading up the Amazon to find more fossils. Instead, of course, they run into the real thing, and terror begins. While Mark and David fight over what to do next, the creature falls in love with Kay, and makes plans of his own. Island diver Ricou Browning plays the creature in the spectacular underwater scenes, the highlight being a beautifully creepy scene of Kay going for a swim, while the smitten creature swims along below her, transfixed. The pounding, horrific score is credited to conductor Joseph Gerhsenson but was actually written by a team of composers, including Henry Mancini.

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Production Notes:

  • Originally released in 3-D.
  • One of the first films to use sophisticated underwater footage. The underwater photography by Charles S. Welbourne was considered state-of-the-art at the time of the film's release.
  • Joseph Gershenson's score became a standard on the TV series "Creature Features."
  • Fred Frank was the assistant director; Joan St. Oegger was the hairstylist.
  • Additional cast: Bernie Gozier (Zee) and Henry Escalante (Henry).

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,513
  • UPC: 025192249600
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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