1988’s The Blob Oozes Onto Blu-ray In October

Beware of the Blob! Nearly 30 years after Steve McQueen fought the original icky and oozy invader from space, the nightmare was back on Earth. Could people in 1988 have a better chance dealing with the growing threat? The movie came out in the late part of the summer and offered up a bit of retro horror with a dash of modern fears. The cast included Candy Clark (The Man Who Fell To Earth), Donovan Leitch (Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo) and Kevin Dillon (The Doors and A Midnight Clear). The film did well on home video back in the VHS era and now you can appreciate it even more with The Blob Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. There’s plenty of bonus features to give a sense of what everyone had to do to make sure audiences were terrified by monster that was toxic Jell-O. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
THE BLOB COLLECTOR’S EDITION
A Chuck Russell Film
Starring Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn with Candy Clark and Joe Seneca

SCI-FI HORROR CULT CLASSIC FINALLY ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™
OCTOBER 29, 2019 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

The Blob is back in this horrific tale about a vile, malignant life-form that crashes to Earth in a cozy, rural American town called Arborville. Untroubled by conscience or intellect, the Blob does only one thing – and it does it well. It eats anything and everything that moves: men, women, and children. It wants to swallow the entire town of Arborville. The original version of the Blob thrilled and terrified movie audiences back in the 1950s. Now the oozing, gooey killer is back. On October 29, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is thrilled to present THE BLOB Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Chuck Russell (The Scorpion King), the film stars Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Shawnee Smith (SAW movies), Donovan Leitch (Glory), Jeffrey DeMunn (Billions) with Candy Clark (American Graffiti) and Joe Seneca (A Time to Kill) as Dr. Meddows. A must-have for sci-fi horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, this definitive collector’s edition contains special bonus content, including two new audio commentaries, over four hours of new interviews, and more. Preorder is available now at ShoutFactory.com

THE BLOB COLLECTOR’ EDITION Blu-ray
Bonus Features
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
NEW It Fell From the Sky! – an interview with director Chuck Russell
NEW We Have Work to Do – an interview with actor Jeffrey DeMunn
NEW Minding the Dinner – an interview with actress Candy Clark
NEW They Call Me Mellow Purple – an interview with actor Donovan Leitch Jr.
NEW Try to Scream! – an interview with actor Bill Moseley
NEW Shot Him! – an interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
NEW The Incredible Melting Man – an interview with special effects artist Tony Gardner
NEW Monster Math – an interview with special effects supervisor Christopher Gilman
NEW Haddonfield to Arborville – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns
NEW The 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

TRISTAR PICTURES AND ANDRE BLAY/ELLIOTT KASTNER PRESENT A CHUCK RUSSELL FILM
THE BLOB
KEVIN DILLON SHAWNEE SMITH DONOVAN LEITCH JEFFREY DEMUNN
WITH CANDY CLARK AND JOE SENECA AS DR. MEDDOWS
MUSIC BY MICHAEL HOENIG CREATURE EFFECTS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY LYLE CONWAY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANDRE BLAY SCREENPLAY BY CHUCK RUSSELL & FRANK DARABONT
PRODUCED BY JACK H. HARRIS AND ELLIOTT KASTNER DIRECTED BY CHUCK RUSSELL

© 1988 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English Subtitles/1988/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 95 Minutes

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