The Blob is one of the more unusual additions to The Criterion Collection's DVD catalog. There are many superior '50s sci-fi movies, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Thing (From Another World), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Invaders From Mars, and many others. Even I Married a Monster From Outer Space and Roger Corman's Not of This Earth are arguably much superior. But in the world of schlocky, campy sci-fi, The Blob remains one of the most endearing movies. While I prefer Invasion of the Saucermen as the '50s premiere fusion of campy sci-fi and juvenile-delinquent drama, it's easy to see the allure of The Blob.
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