Reviews and Problems with The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
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An iconic monster in a B-quality movie
4 weeks ago
Summary: Version I saw: DVD Box Set version Actors: 5/10 Plot/script: 5/10 Photography/visual style: 7/10 Music/score: 7/10 Overall: 6/10 There is a cadre of 50s sci-fi films that have stood the test of time and are now very highly regarded for their excellent stories, finely judged allegory and clever use of the technology available at the time. However, sadly The Creature From the Black Lagoon is not one of these.
Excerpt: If you're into monster flicks, this is a must own. Good story, great creature effects, and awesome underwater cinematography. Picture: Very clean, no speckles, dirt, or print damage. Compared to the DVD from The Legacy Collection, 100% improvement. Presented in widescreen as opposed to The Legacy Collection which was full screen. 3D: Awesome! Nicely layered, great popouts, and good depth.
Summary: Archaeologist finds strange hand at dig, gets Marine Biologists involved, Archaeological camp destroyed by something, check out infamous “Black Lagoon”, they’re not alone. Better than usual 1950s B-Movie which despite having some silly moments isn’t bad at all. Two strong leads help it in the form of the dashing Richard Carlson and the stunning Julia Adams with the dialogue working well and moves along at a steady pace.
Excerpt: "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is an interesting movie about man's relationship with the planet. The underwater photography and special effects are nothing spectacular by today's standards, until you consider that special underwater cameras were invented just make the film. The film involves a archeological expedition that quickly changes when the scientific team discovers a living, breathing fish-man...
a customer from Chelmsford , 19 Feb 2009, LOVEFiLM
19 February 2009
Summary: I first saw this film on Saturday morning when I was very young and I have never forgotten it. After watching it again I find it has lost none of the power that first attracted me. It is such an enjoyable film on every level; the plot is fantaastic, the acting is first rate and the special effects top notch; kids and adults will enjoy this.
Summary: It's all too easy to mock these films from the past as we live in so-called enlightened times. The decidedly non-scary creature, the sexist remark quoted in all innocence “As you’re a woman” – the conical bikini and the way she always looks glamorous even in the most desperate of circumstances. It was ground-breaking in its use of underwater photography, and compared to similar films of this period the narrative runs smoothly and effectively.
a customer from Bristol, England. , 08 Dec 2003, LOVEFiLM
8 December 2003
Summary: 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' is an average 50's monster flick that largely relies on the design of the monster. While it might've been successful 50 years ago, in these CGI times it's almost quaint. For fans of the genre only. The DVD is excellent, first and foremost is the commentary from Tom Weaver, which races and 100 miles an hour with facts, trivia and anecdotes; quite simply it's the best commentary from a film historian there is.
Conclusion: having received today sat down tonight, LG 60inch 3D TV, I must admit i was impressed with the 3D version, so clear and sound is very good,so much i had to adjust my surround sound system from its normal setting, the 3D is good, it is all the way through the film, not like some new films that only have parts,there is a really good scene where all the scientists are talking in the lab and right in the middle is this creature skeleton hand reaching out of the screen, i...
Conclusion: Amazing Classic Blu-ray top quality re-production of old classic Monster movie.I was however disappointed by the 3D as it did not work at all on my Samsung HT-C6930W/XAA 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater system screen just went blank.was gutted.Standard 2D version worked perfectly fine no issues