movie poster

Rating: 8.5 stars


universal monster creature feature universal monsters jungle Amazon favorite film

Seen 4 times

Seen on: 08/02/2017, 07/31/2017, 09/28/2013, 10/22/2011 (rewatch)

View on: IMDb | TMDb

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Directed by Jack Arnold

Science Fiction | Horror

Most recently watched by sensoria, schofizzy, krazykat, seanCduregger, themarc, schofizzy


A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

Rated G | Length 79 minutes


Ben Chapman | Rodd Redwing | Perry Lopez | Sydney Mason | Bernie Gozier | Whit Bissell | Henry A. Escalante | Nestor Paiva | Antonio Moreno | Richard Denning | Julie Adams | Richard Carlson | Ricou Browning

Viewing Notes

Needed this today. Is this the first time I’ve watched the bluray? Also why is this appearing cropped for 16:9?!

Still my favorite UniMonster and UniMonster movie. As often as I’ve seen this I’m surprised I haven’t it tallied it more. Weird.


2 weeks ago

Is this part of the Universal Monsters box set? If so I’ll be disappointed if mine is cropped. I have the UK set but haven’t cracked it open yet.

1 week ago

yes, I have the UK box set. It is cropped 1:85 optimized for 16:9 per the specs. I fired up my Legacy Collection DVD set to compare and it’s the original 1:33 ratio. Not sure why they did 1:85 for the blu-ray and couldn’t find any info about it.

1 week ago

Argh. Well at least I have the Legacy Collection DVD as well.