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4 items from 2012


Blu-ray Release: The Blob (1958)

19 December 2012 2:13 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: March 12, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

A curious local becomes the first victim of The Blob.

Steve McQueen (Le Mans) stars in the 1958 horror monster movie The Blob, a cult classic of gooey greatness!

The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an gelatinous outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, as the rebel teen McQueen (billed as “Steven McQueen”) 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 maverick film distributor Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. 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.

The Blu-ray edition of The Blob »

- Laurence

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Hallelujah! The Blob (1958) Goes Criterion!

18 December 2012 12:13 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Alrighty, kids, providing we make it through the Mayan apocalypse on Friday we've got some great news coming your way on some highly anticipated video releases headed our way via IFC Midnight and the Criterion Collection.

First up the original 1958 version of The Blob is getting the Blu-ray treatment via The Criterion Collection. Look for it in stores on March 12, 2013. Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. The Blob stars Steve McQueen and Aneta Corsaut.

Synopsis

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 »

- Uncle Creepy

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Criterion to Release The Blob on Blu-ray/DVD

18 December 2012 11:03 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Criterion has announced that they will be releasing 1958′s The Blob on Blu-ray and DVD in March:

“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 helpThe 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.”

Bonus Features:

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 »

- Jonathan James

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The Blob, Terrence Malick's Badlands and More Coming to Criterion Collection Blu-ray

17 December 2012 7:29 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Criterion have announced their March 2013 Blu-ray slate and its got some high profile titles in it that are sure to be gobbled up upon release.

Headlining the March 2013 Criterion Collection Blu-ray releases is Terrence Malick's directorial debut, Badlands, on March 19. According to Criterion, the story of serial killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate as played by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, respectively, is one of their most requested titles of all time. It comes to Blu-ray in with a new 4K digital restoration, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Bonus features include:

Making Badlands, a new documentary featuring actors Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek and production designer Jack Fisk New interview with editor Billy Weber about director Terrence Malick's unique approach to editing New interview with producer Edward Pressman Trailer Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda

Next up is the 1958 creature classic The Blob »

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