BEWARE! THE BLOB! Coming To Blu-Ray On September 20

BewareblurayIt may not be as fondly remembered as the film that spawned it, but Kino Lober is bringing Beware! The Blob! to DVD and blu-ray next month as part of their Studio Classics line. This marks the first time that the Larry Hagman-directed sequel will appear in the format and Kino Lorber has remastered the film for High Def.

Here’s the release from Kino Lorber –

The Blob returns… more outrageous than ever in this 1972 sequel to the popular sci-fi classic! Plenty of familiar faces, including Robert Walker Jr. (Ensign Pulver), Larry Hagman (Dallas), Sid Haig (Busting), Burgess Meredith (Rocky), Dick Van Patten (Eight is Enough), Godfrey Cambridge (Cotton Comes to Harlem), Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley), Carole Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Gerrit Graham (Used Cars) and Shelley Berman (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan) add to the fun. A geologist (Cambridge) unwittingly brings home an unusual frozen piece of debris from the North Pole. But when it accidentally thaws, the hungrier-than-ever Blob comes to life again, consuming nearly everyone in its path and terrorizing the town. No one is safe as it crawls into a bowling alley, oozes its way across an ice rink, becoming grotesquely bloated with the blood of its victims… can this bizarre creature ever be stopped? TV legend Larry Hagman directed this cult classic, the only feature film he ever directed – upon its 1980s re-release, the film was tagged “The Film that J.R. Shot!”.

Look for the disc going on sale on September 20 in stores and via Amazon.

FilmBuffRich on August 22nd, 2016 | File Under News | No Comments -

BlobFest Adds LOST IN SPACE’s Marta Kristen And Robot As Guests!

Marta-Kristen-robotBlobFest has announced the addition of an appearance by Lost In Space‘s very own Marta Kristen to the weekend’s festivities. Kristen, of course played older daughter Judy Robinson on the classic 1960s science-fiction series!

And that’s not the only Lost In Space alum who will be at the show! Prop builder Craig Reinbrecht will be bringing his own B9 Robot to the show for fans to see and take pictures with.

Both Kristen and the Robot will be upstairs on the theater’s third floor all day Saturday with Kristen participating in a Q&A before Sunday’s afternoon double feature.

In addition to her memorable role on Lost In Space, Kristen has appeared in a number of film and television projects including Beach Blanket Bingo, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Battle Beyond The Stars, Remington Steele and Murphy Brown.

FilmBuffRich on June 29th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

Blob Ball Tix On Sale Now!

What’s the thing to do after you’ve run out of the Colonial Theater on Friday night of Blob Fest? Dance the night away at the Blob Ball of course!

The annual tradition is back, with more rockabilly music, poddel skirts, slicked up hair and jitterbugging than you could ask for. And don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance – Anyone will be glad to show you how to cut a rug.

Details are all below. And I’ll be there, so don’t be afraid to ask me for a dance.


FilmBuffRich on June 1st, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Tickets Go On Sale This Wednesday


Tickets for BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout go on sale this Wednesday, June 1st, via the Colonial Theater’s website.

If you are a member of the Theater you can purchase them during the Member’s only pre-sale on May the 31st between 9am and 6pm with the general public getting their chance the following day. Need we say that these things go fast, so don’t delay!

All info is available here!

FilmBuffRich on May 27th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Announces QUEEN OF BLOOD For Saturday Night Double Feature


The folks at BlobFest have announced the second feature of the Saturday night Double feature. Screening right after The Blob is the 1966 science-fiction film Queen Of Blood starring Dennis Hopper, John Saxon, Basil Rathbone and Judi Meredith!

Set in the far futuristic world of 1990 (!), Queen Of Blood is actually a remake of an earlier Soviet film called Mechte Navstrechu (A Dream Come True) and some of the special effects seen in the US version were lifted right from its Soviet counterpart! As this was a Samuel Z. Arkoff production through American International Pictures, the film was made fairly quickly with Saxon recalling that he was only on set for about seven to eight days. Basil Rathbone was only on set for a day and a half.

The story revolves a distress signal from an alien ship being received on Earth. Scientists quickly launch a rescue mission to discover that the signal is from a ship that has crashed on Mars. Needless to say, they slowly discover what caused the crash and that cause is coming for them. Just based on this description it is easy to see how some film scholars point to this film as one of the inspirations for Ridley Scott’s classic Alien.

FilmBuffRich on April 7th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -