Reviews and Problems with The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
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Movie overall 10
Creature from the Black Lagoon
10 March 2016
Excerpt: Fabulous Films continues with it's mystifying range of Universal reissues in which they use the decade old or older glass masters to punch out these new DVDs. Sadly, there are no new extras and the transfers, whilst serviceable reflect the know how of 2000-2005.
Excerpt: Poor Creature. While Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Mummy, and Wolf Man adorn all sorts of Universal products, the Gillman is often brushed aside. While the others made their names in the ’30s and ’40s, Creature from Black Lagoon seems like an outlier within the early 1950s, the tail end of...
Summary: Universal Studios' impact and influence in the cinema of horror is virtually irrefutable, responsible for popularizing the genre and for creating some of the most iconic figures in film history.
Conclusion: The Creature of the Black Lagoon is a fitting film to end on. The movie and its amphibious beastie holds up all these years later and represents one of the last great creature features of Hollywood's first major horror boom. The Blu-ray edition is a bit all over the place, though.
Excerpt: Mannen in rubberen pakken die verliefde monsters spelen en ondertussen hard gillende vrouwen en heldhaftige slecht acterende mannen opjagen; Van dit soort films zijn er honderden gemaakt in de jaren 50, waarvan