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Creature From the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection:

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April 16, 2004
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The Creature at Fifty

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to check out a fun little documentary titled CREATURE FEATURE: 50 YEARS OF THE GILL-MAN. Directed by Sam Borowski and Matt Crick, it’s an affectionate look back on the poor, lovelorn green guy, who, understandably, needed Julie Adams all to himself. The last of the great Universal Monsters (one of the interviewees in the film describes him as the Elvis to the Rat Pack of Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man), the Creature has long fascinated horror aficionados thanks to his singular design, courtesy of the legendary Milicent Patrick, and the tragic arc of his story, which was crafted by Arthur Ross (father of Gary) and directed by genre specialist Jack Arnold. Now, with his fiftieth birthday upon us, Borowski and Crick have feted him by rounding up a number of the principals involved in the original production (Ross, Adams, and Ben Chapman, who wore the outfit out of water), as well as a motley group of fans ranging from rabid collectors to actors like Daniel Roebuck and Benecio Del Toro (yes, you read that correctly).

Sounds like a perfect fit for Universal’s new “Legacy Collection”, right? Well, it is, but Universal isn’t completely convinced. As a fan of the Creature myself, I’m telling you that this absolutely should be snapped up by the studio. It’s filled with great anecdotes on the making of all three films in the trilogy, and also offers an amusing look into the world of Creature fandom that thankfully refrains from making fun of its subjects. For anyone who loves the Creature, it’d be a worthwhile complement to the film.

But if you want to see it, you’ve got to let Universal *know* you want to see it. How do you do that? E-mail ‘em here!!

Be respectful in your responses, and you just might get to see this when you purchase THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON later this year.

Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks



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