Collector’s Edition of 1988’s The Blob Invades This October

Shout! Factory is bringing this classic back for a special Blu-ray release.

By Jay Gervais

Earlier today, Shout! Factory announced it will be bringing the underrated 1988 cult classic, The Blob, back as a collector’s edition Blu-ray later this year on October 29th. The special features are still being worked out, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted once this information becomes available. For now, you can check out the official press release and newly-commissioned artwork by Joel Robinson (Candyman, In the Mouth of Madness).

Terror has no shape! Chuck Russell’s incredibly underrated 1988 remake of The Blob is oozing its way to Scream Factory this Halloween. Here are the early details we have a current time to share.

  • National street date for North America (Region A) is Oct 29th.
  • This will be presented as a Collector’s Edition and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
  • The newly commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Joel Robinson (Candyman, 10 to Midnight, In the Mouth of Madness). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
  • Extras will be announced on a later date, but we can confirm that we have produced already a slew of them!

If you place your order through Shout! Factory directly, you’ll receive a limited edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the newly-commissioned artwork while supplies last (500 total will be printed). As mentioned, this item is expected to release on October 29th and the special features will be announced in the near future. This one will set you back $28.43, plus the cost of shipping, and can be pre-ordered here.

The Blob was a remake of the 1958 film of the same name and it was helmed by Chuck Russell (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Mask). The film starred Kevin Dillon (Poseidon, Platoon), Shawnee Smith (Saw franchise), Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn (The X-Files), Candy Clark (Zodiac, American Graffiti), and Joe Seneca (Malcolm X, A Time to Kill).

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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