The Blob

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.

Film Info

Special 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 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: A new essay by Bruce Kawin on the DVD edition and a new essay by critic Kim Newman on the Blu-ray edition

New cover illustration by Mike Koelsch, design by Michael Boland

Purchase Options

Special 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 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: A new essay by Bruce Kawin on the DVD edition and a new essay by critic Kim Newman on the Blu-ray edition

New cover illustration by Mike Koelsch, design by Michael Boland

The Blob
Cast
Steve McQueen
Steve Andrews
Aneta Corsaut
Jane Martin
Earl Rowe
Lieutenant Dave
Olin Howlin
Old man
Stephen Chase
Dr. T. Hallen
John Benson
Sergeant Jim Bert
George Karas
Officer Ritchie
Elbert Smith
Henry Martin
Vince Barbi
George, the café owner
Lee Payton
Kate, the nurse
Robert Fields
Tony Gressette
James Bonnet
Mooch Miller
Anthony Franke
Al
Credits
Director
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Producer
Jack H. Harris
Screenplay
Theodore Simonson
Screenplay
Kate Phillips
From an original idea by
Irvine H. Millgate
Director of photography
Thomas Spalding
Film editor
Alfred Hillmann
Special effects
Bart Sloane
Music supervisor
Jean Yeaworth
Makeup artist
Vin Kehoe, S.M.A.
Music composed and conducted by
Ralph Carmichael
Title theme by
Burt Bacharach
Title theme by
Mack David

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