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|Best DVD version is the Criterion release. |
It is 16/9 enhanced
Less expensive but servicable (with correct aspect ratio)
|Aneta Corseaut and Steve McQueen|
This film has all the qualities of wholesome 1950's America. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy watching a young and wholesome Steve McQueen wooing his sweetheart (played by Aneta Corseaut) on a warm Summer night.
That is until the BLOB appears and starts killing everybody in its path!
|Run for your life... It's THE BLOB!!!|
This is one of those films that is so CUTE that you have to love it.
Excellent suspense? Hmm... Maybe not.
|Steve looked a bit too old for the role of a teenager, but director Irvin S Yeaworth, Jr. jumped at the chance to get
this young up and coming star to appear in his first commercial release.
Steve was offered a percentage, but turned it down for a straight pay cheque.
A decision he later regreted, as the film made a fortune.
As much as he is quoted as hating the film, he alledgedly had the poster on the wall
of his bedroom at the time of his death.
Fond memories of a more innocent time perhaps?|
A must see for McQueen fans, and fans of 50's horror flicks.
|DVD extras are on the Criterion release are:|
2 commentary tracks.
Track 1 features some interesting insights and previously unknown trivia from producer Jack H Harris. On the few occasions that Harris is silent, we are given an obviously pre-prepared dialogue from film historian Bruce Eder. Eder had spoken with McQueen's now deceased co-star Aneta Corseaut, and he gives us some information on her memories of making the film, as well as discussing other points of interest.
Track 2 is an entertaining and informative commentary by director Yeaworth. When Yeaworth isn't speaking, we are joined by
Robert Fields, who played one of the BLOB fighting teenagers.
Feilds has a lot to say about his experiences on the set of the film.
BLOB-abilia which is a text and image based gallery of behind the scenes photos, posters and set props - including the REAL BLOB!
The Original Theatrical trailer.
There is also a collectors BLOB poster that comes with the DVD.