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Imagine my surprise when a VHS copy arrived.
From now on, no buying a movie without being 100% sure on its format.
Now I will have to find a VHS player before I can watch it.
However if you are only watching The blob once in a while and just want one for your collection this version will work. However for real Blob'rs I suggest the Criterion version.
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"
Steve McQueen plays Steve, a teen who has the same sort of parents that James Dean had in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. They are totally dense about who their son is and what his generation can do. Steve's girlfriend is demurely played by Aneta Corseaut, who went on to fame as the girlfriend of television's Sheriff Andy Taylor. The plot begins with the fall to earth of a meteorite that is poked and prodded by the kind of country bumpkin that the audience is shouting at not to do that, but he does. A slimy gooey slithering mass of red jello attaches itself to his arm. Steve finds this poor unfortunate and brings him to the local doctor who also winds up as the blob's latest meal. As the blob eats, it gets bigger. The fun starts when the teens, led by a very earnest-sounding Steve, try to convince the town that it is in imminent peril. Of course the elders of the town ridicule his claim of a rolling blob of carnivorous jello. It is only when the Blob enters a movie theater and begins to swallow the patrons that the sheriff believes. By sheer luck, Steve and his girlfriend discover that intense cold is the key to killing the creature. The blob is quickly killed and a sense of normalcy returns.Read more ›
The movie is teeny bopper at its teeny bopping best. The actors take the rather pretentious script very seriously, with many a soulful look into each other eyes, and the "adult" supporting cast probably says "Kids!" very third sentence or so. But the real pleasure of the film its creature, which is well imagined, well-executed, and often manages to generate a surprising degree of suspense. And although clearly on the cheap side (check out those miniture sets, guys!), THE BLOB is actually a fairly well-made film--and there's that catchy little theme song thrown in for good measure. The 40-plus crowd (myself included) will enjoy the movie as nostalgia, but that won't prevent them from hooting right along with the younger set at its whole-milk-and-white-bread 1950s sensibility, and the film would be a great choice for either family-movie night or a more sophistocated "grown ups only" get together. Make plenty of Jello cubes for movie snacking!
Most recent customer reviews
This movie was a very good movie for it's time. I got it because I remember seeing it when I was young, and wanted to see if I got the same reaction now as I did before.Published on May 11 2014 by Joseph Robinson
Steve McQueen's first big break in the movies after leaving TV's Wanted Dead or Alive would be a horror movie of the 1950s genre. Read morePublished on May 15 2013 by Scarberian
I just watched the 1958 version of The Blob for the guzzilionth time. What an excellent movie, from the music score, to the acting, and yes, even to the special effects. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2005 by Eric C Hagerman
I saw this B-movie almost 6 years ago, and I haven't forgotten it since. Steve McQueen does a fabulous job as a young man whose girlfriend and him are caught up in a terrifying... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004 by Clob Lane
Yes! A meteorite crashes to earth, unleashing the blob! An old man is it's first victim, foolishly poking at it with a stick, only to be absorbed into it's mass! Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
One of my favorite sci-fi movies.its got everything from 27 year old teenagers to a monster that looks like some microwaved a bag of gummi bears.its a fun movie to watch. Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by leadsled1953
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