Blu-ray Release: The Blob (1988)

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory

The 1988 gooey horror movie The Blob is a remake of the equally gelatinous 1958 film of the same name which starred a young Steve McQueen. And it’s back on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory! (It last slimed into high-def waters with Twilight Time’s 2014 limited release.)

Beware the glob that is The Blob!

The new version of the movie follows the same general plot of the original: A deadly mucilaginous ( a Google thesaurus function word) creature from another planet (possibly…) makes its way to Earth, where it makes its way into a small town, envelops everything in its path and grows at a startling rate. A pair of teenagers (Entourage’s Kevin Dillon and the Saw franchise’s Shawnee Smith) try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously.

Co-written by Frank Darabont in one of his earliest projects prior to The Shawshank Redemption and Walking Dead fame, the movie also stars Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn (another Walking Deader), Bill Moseley, Del Close and Candy Clark (American Graffiti).

Shout Factory’s new edition offers a whole lot of new bonus materials. Check it out:

  • NEW audio commentary with director Chuck Russell, special effects artist Tony Gardner and cinematographer Mark Irwin, moderated by filmmaker Joe Lynch
  • NEW audio commentary with actress Shawnee Smith
  • NEWIt Fell From the Sky! – an interview with director Chuck Russell
  • NEWWe Have Work to Do – an interview with actor Jeffrey DeMunn
  • NEWMinding the Dinner – an interview with actress Candy Clark
  • NEWThey Call Me Mellow Purple – an interview with actor Donovan Leitch Jr.
  • NEWTry to Scream! – an interview with actor Bill Moseley
  • NEWShot Him! – an interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
  • NEWThe Incredible Melting Man – an interview with special effects artist Tony Gardner
  • NEWMonster Math – an interview with special effects supervisor Christopher Gilman
  • NEWHaddonfield to Arborville – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns
  • NEWThe Secret of the Ooze – an interview with mechanical designer Mark Setrakian
  • NEW I Want that Organism Alive! – an interview with Blob mechanic Peter Abrahamson
  • NEW Gardner’s Grue Crew – behind-the-scenes footage of Tony Gardner and his team
  • Audio Commentary with director Chuck Russell, moderated by film producer Ryan Turek
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
Buy or Rent The Blob  (1988)

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.