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

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Directed by Jack Arnold

Science Fiction | Horror

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

Overview

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

Actors

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

Viewing Notes

Threw on my dvd from the Legacy Collection to check the aspect ratio which is in fact 1:33 as I knew given that I’ve seen this numerous times including twice on the big screen in 35mm 3D. So the 1:85 on the blu-ray is cropped. :-(

Decided to listen to the commentary since I already had the movie spinning. Pretty cool tho scripted likely to die with Universal requiring approval prior to recording. Lots of interesting factoids about all aspects of the production.

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