Includes two audio commentaries both recorded in the summer of 2000: one with producer Jack Harris and film historian Bruce Eder, and the second with director Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. and actor Robert Fields. Also includes the fabulous theatrical trailer, a cool poster for your wall, a six-page production notes booklet, and Blob-obilia, terrific movie memorabilia from the collection of Blob-fan Wes Shank that includes trivia that reveals the Blob was created from colored silicone (no plastic surgery jokes, please), and, hold on to your seats, the actual blob goo from the movie. (Laurie Sevano)
Based on an idea by Irvine H. Millgate, The Blob became an instant hit and remains so today. It stars Steve McQueen in the only film where he was ever billed as Steven. When a couple of necking teens (McQueen And Courseaut) witness a strange meteor that strikes the Earth, they soon learn that it is a ravenous glob of a red Jell-O-like subtance from outer space. While The Blob is out wolfing down unsuspecting citizens, the teens are scorned by the authorities for their imaginative story. Beware of The Blob
The anamorphically enhanced, windowboxed 1.66:1 DVD is a great improvement over the LaserDisc image quality reviewed in Issue 24. Images are sharp with fine facial and fabric details not noticed on the LaserDisc. Color fidelity is a drastic improvement, especially noticed in the police station of chapter 9, which is slightly dark and blue on the LaserDisc, but bright with warm hues on the DVD. Some inconsistencies are noticed, as hues occasionally change from slightly green to slightly red. Though the effect is subtle, it is distracting nonetheless. The picture has a grimy
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