Perhaps since I was brought up on the slasher genre icons like Freddy, Jason, Micheal Myers, and Leatherface, I had never had an urge to watch any of the classic Universal Monster films. Even though they had paved the way for my beloved movie villains, I just never gave them the respect that they rightfully deserved. Oh, what a fool I was. Universal has since released the classic monster films on Blu-ray, and my curiosity was piqued. I pretty much picked them all up and was excited to see the transfers.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon looks absolutely amazing! It it so clean and crisp that one would swear it was filmed in High Definition and recently at that. For those of you not familiar with the film, here’s the run down — A small group of people are studying marine life when they cross paths with a scientific marvel (The Creature from the Black Lagoon) that is vicious and strong. Once he is discovered, the group separates within itself over what should be done. Should it be captured, studied, and used as profit? Should it be killed? Or should it be left alone?
This film is incredibly well done and I can understand what made it such a terrifying experience. The scene with Julia Adams swimming and the creature following her under the water is without a doubt one of the most amazing sequences ever put on film. If you are a fan of the original monsters, these editions are a must! Pick them up today… no horror movie collection is complete without them.
I give this film 4 bullets out of 5.