[UK] THE BLOB (1988) Blu-ray Review

Synopsis from the Umbrella Entertainment Website:

In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon,Entourage), Meg (Shawnee Smith, SAW) and Paul (Donovan Leitch Jr, Glory) discover an unusual gelatinous substance with the ability to remove flesh off any living creatures in its path. The deadly blob-like matter infiltrates the town’s sewer system and continues to grow exponentially, threatening the lives of unsuspecting townspeople.
A grisly and inspired remake of the 1958 Steve McQueen B-Movie classic, with an acute angle on horror, The Blob is directed by Chuck Russell (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3) and adapted by Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption).

The Blob

Talk about a date from hell….

Picture Quality

The Picture format on this release is a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The picture quality is sharp, with little to no drops in quality throughout the 95 minute run time. This film has honestly never looked better and I was happy to see the colours on display looking vibrant and clear, with no overshadowing or lack of clarity in the films darker moments.

Sound Quality

A recurring theme with all of the Umbrella Entertainment releases I have reviewed is the top notch quality of the sound on display. Voices and speech are clear with no breakage or drop in quality. The general audio and score sound sharp and clear throughout the runtime.

The Specs

  • Region Code: B
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Disc Format: 1080P HD Colour
  • Audio Format: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Running Time: 95 Minutes

Special Features

  • Directing The Blob- An interview with Director Chuck Russell
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

You can pick up The Blob from the Umbrella Entertainment website, as well as Amazon and WOWHD.

The Blob (1988)
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Summary

Another quality release from Umbrella Entertainment as they present to us one of the better Horror movie remakes, The Blob (1988). Picture and Sound quality are spot on, but this release is let down by the lack of special features on offer.

4.0

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