Get ready to view The Blob like you've never seen before! Criterion has announced today that they will be releang the 1958 veron of the film onto Blu-ray and DVD formats this March. Read on for all the details:
“A cult clasc 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 redents 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 outde 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 Include:
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
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
The Blob will be released on March 12th as a 1-Disc Blu-ray ($31.96) or DVD ($23.96) and are currently available for pre-order at the Criterion store.