Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Creeping, Leaking and Gliding :: A 10-Vid-Cap Review or Less of The Blob (1958)

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"Dad, it wasn't vandalism! Doc Hallen is dead x
and he was killed by some kind of a monster!"
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One of the coolest things about The Criterion Collection's release of The Blob is when you realize, finally seeing it cleaned up and in the proper aspect ratio, how many damn'd money-shots we'd been missing on those old, washed-out and cropped VHS tapes ... Doc Hallen disintegrating before our eyes, the Blob slowly creeping toward the unsuspecting auto-mechanic, or the projectionist getting slimed, to name but a few. And, my gawd, do the restored colors just pop off this thing.

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boils and
Ghouls ... Burt Bacharach and the 5 Blobs:

Video courtesy of Bubbazametti.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for The Blob at the Archive.

Newspaper ads for The Blob at the Morgue.

The Blob (1958) Fairview Productions :: Tonylyn Productions Inc. :: Paramount Pictures / P: Jack H. Harris / AP: Russell S. Doughten / D: Irvin S. Yeaworth / W: Theodore Simonson, Kate Phillips / C: Thomas Spalding / E: Alfred Hillmann / S: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson

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