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BH14
02-11-2005, 02:49 PM
I liked this movie back in the day, but I dont remember much of it now. I do remember that the special effects were pretty cool. Is it worth a rent or buy???

Yasashii
02-11-2005, 09:48 PM
Eh...I don't think so.

slasherman
02-12-2005, 04:56 AM
Its a pretty good remake...its has a little bit of that "dumb american teenage feel" ...but worth a buy...

phantomstranger
02-12-2005, 01:43 PM
I thought it was pretty good. I have it on VHS. It's still fun to watch

majorbludd
02-12-2005, 01:48 PM
the blob 88 sorta stunk...kevin dillon's face urks me....whenever i think of this movie i remember the image of kevin dillon and the leading lady running from the blob....which is chasing them on the ceiling...it looked like an effect from the 50's...the 70s one is worth a look....i think larry hagman directed it.

urgeok
02-12-2005, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by majorbludd
the blob 88 sorta stunk...kevin dillon's face urks me....whenever i think of this movie i remember the image of kevin dillon and the leading lady running from the blob....which is chasing them on the ceiling...it looked like an effect from the 50's...the 70s one is worth a look....i think larry hagman directed it.

i thought it had good gore effects (the Dillon version)


i actually have the 'larry hagman' one on VHS .. its a comedy

majorbludd
02-12-2005, 02:09 PM
watch it again....they're not all bad...but theres a shot from a low angle when the couple is running away from the blob and its on the ceiling....shit is horrible

the 70s one wasnt meant to be a comedy....but between dick van patten and the old black guy, whos hilarious....it comes off as one.

ItsAlive75
02-12-2005, 08:05 PM
the gore is good, its a fun, stupid film...

I recommend

Elvis_Christ
02-12-2005, 08:17 PM
I watched in recently and I enjoyed it. Some of the effects do look shitty (maybe it was an intentional throwback to the 50s veriosn) but hey its a pretty old movie now. It was another period of horror where there was heaps of remakes of older movies some were good and some were just plain shit. I really liked the Cronenberg remake of The Fly whcih came out around this time. I didn't know there was a 70s version of the Blob I'll have to check it out.

BH14
02-12-2005, 08:21 PM
i dont know about the 70s version... but i remember the 1988 version to be real good.

juanhacko
02-12-2005, 08:51 PM
I saw the 1950's version with Steve McQueen in first run at the theater--It was scary at the time, but I was in my very early teens.

ChEEbA
02-12-2005, 09:26 PM
I've done some searching on imdb.
The name was "Beware! The Blob"
Apparently, the 70's one was more of a comedy spin-off than anything, but a spin-off that worked like a sequel, even picked up right where the first one apparently left off (I never saw it), in terms of location...etc.
None of the same cast or crew as the original.

I only ever saw the 80's version myself. I was about 7 when it came out, 9 when I first saw it on video...I liked it. Completely unbelievable story, but yknow, still fun - and kinda creeped me out as a kid. Good effects. I remember a scene where it came up from a drainpipe and attatched itself to someones face?
Either way, it was a decent film.

I'd like to see the original and perhaps the comedy "sequel" too.

I wonder what would win between the blob and the thing in the river from creepshow...? :p

slasherman
02-13-2005, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by juanhacko
I saw the 1950's version with Steve McQueen in first run at the theater--It was scary at the time, but I was in my very early teens.
Hmmm thats make you around 70 years old :confused:

Tat2
02-13-2005, 09:19 AM
I liked them all.

The original with Steve MsQueen is excellent and a classic. It should be one in all horror movie fans' collection.

Beware! The Blob is okay, and worth having, if nothing else just for kicks and to have the "Blob collection."

The '88 release is good IMO, I like to own the original and remake of any horror movie for back-to-back viewing and comparison and "just because."

slasherman
02-13-2005, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by majorbludd
..the 70s one is worth a look....i think larry hagman directed it.
hmm new to me..is it a made for tv movie ?

juanhacko
02-13-2005, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by slasherman
Hmmm thats make you around 70 years old :confused:

Actually I'm 61, It was in the late 50's.

About the same time as "The Tingler" with Vincent Price.

EXTR3MIST
02-13-2005, 01:18 PM
www.helptheaged.com

The Blob remake is a corker - definately recommended.

slasherman
02-14-2005, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by juanhacko
Actually I'm 61, It was in the late 50's.
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hmm ok...nice to have some real old school people here...:)

EXTR3MIST
02-14-2005, 02:54 PM
That's not old school - that's before schools were invented.