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Old 12-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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The Blob (1958) Blu-ray - The Criterion Collection 3/12/13


March 12th, 2013 BEWARE OF THE BLOB!

It creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor. Right through the door and all around the wall. A splotch, a blotch, be careful of The Blob:
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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 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.

- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- 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
http://www.criterion.com/films/630-the-blob

Nothing new that I can see besides the essay Kim Newman already tipped us off about. Still I'll be happy to have Aneta Corsaut in HD.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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LOVE this movie! Can't wait, and will definitely upgrade.

In less exciting news, The Blob remake has fallen into the ugly hands of Twilight Time. Expect it to be haphazardly released sometime in 2013 and then buried in the ground for the next three years.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:57 AM   #3
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Oh, yes! I almost bought a second DVD but this will be BETTER - to have a DVD AND a Blu Ray for the collection. Nice!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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I had just bought this on dvd for my dad for Christmas - looks like its getting returned now - Id rather put the pre-order in for him on the blu
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #5
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Well...does the Blu have the mini poster? It's very cool...
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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In less exciting news, The Blob remake has fallen into the ugly hands of Twilight Time. Expect it to be haphazardly released sometime in 2013 and then buried in the ground for the next three years.
I know! I hate TT's business model.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #7
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Preorder now up:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #8
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Blu-ray.com review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Bl.../53721/#Review
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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Looks like a worthy upgrade

Would have loved it if there was an documentary on the disc though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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DVD Beaver review: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdrev.../the_blob_.htm
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Mondo Digital review:

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