The Thing [Collector's Edition]

Released: October 11, 2016 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663169508
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Synopsis

"Horror movies don't get much better than this." – Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York) delivers "a masterful exercise in claustrophobic suspense… [with] elaborate special effects [that] set a high standard for films that followed" (TV Guide). Kurt Russell's iconic and tense performance drives this chilling version of the classic The Thing.

In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror… and becomes one of them.

Why We Love It

“With this latest edition, Scream Factory pulls out all of the stops to give fans a royal treatment for John Carpenter’s masterpiece.” Cinema Crazed

“If you’re a fan of this awesome movie it doesn’t get any better than what Scream Factory has for you here” Agents of Geek

“That’s an amazing amount of content. Shout! Factory deserves a 'We’re not worthy!' bow from fans of The Thing for this set.” Flickering Myth

“We’ve gotten a plethora of different home video releases of John Carpenter’s The Thing over the years, but nothing like what Scream Factory has delivered with this beautiful 2-disc set. This is definitely the pinnacle of all the home video releases. To be honest, nothing even comes close to this gem of an offering right here!” Alien Bee.net

“With a great new transfer and more bonus materials (many of them brand-new) than you can fire a blowtorch at, this isn't just a great new release of The Thing, it's pretty much the definitive home video release of the movie – sure to keep fans entertained for hours upon end. This is one of the best Blu-ray releases of 2016, and it's a must-own for any serious movie collector.” High-Def Digest

Trailer

Bonus Features

  • --- DISC ONE ---
  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Supervised And Approved By Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW 4.1 Audio Mix Created From The Original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo Soundtrack (5.1 Audio Mix Also Included)
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Co-producer Stuart Cohen
  • Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And German)
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)
  • --- DISC TWO ---
  • NEW Requiem For A Shape Shifter – An Interview With Director John Carpenter In Conversation With Filmmaker Mick Garris
  • NEW The Men Of Outpost 31 - Interviews With Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur And Joel Polis
  • NEW Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
  • NEW Behind The Chameleon: The Visual Effects Of THE THING – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman, Brian Wade And Stop Motion Animators Randall William Cook And Jim Aupperle
  • NEW Sounds From The Cold – Interviews With Supervising Sound Editor David Lewis Yewdall And Special Sound Effects Designer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Between The Lines – An Interview With Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster
  • NEW Back Into The Cold: A Return To The Shooting Locations Of THE THING – An Animated Photo Gallery Narrated By Todd Cameron Of Outpost31.com
  • NEW The Art Of Mike Ploog Gallery
  • John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – A Documentary On The Making Of THE THING Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Special Effects Make-up Designer Rob Bottin, Legendary Matte Artist Albert Whitlock And More! (SD)
  • Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (SD)
  • Outtakes (SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin (SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING (SD)
  • Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (SD)
  • Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (SD)
  • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (SD)

Product Information

Discs
2
Run-time
109 min
Aspect Ratio ?
2.35:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A
Rating
R
Production Date
1982
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

The Thing

TITLE NAME
Director John Carpenter
Actor Charles Hallahan
Actor David Clennon
Actor Donald Moffat
Actor Joel Polis
Actor Keith David
Actor Kurt Russell
Actor Peter Maloney
Actor Richard Dysart
Actor Richard Masur
Actor T.K. Carter
Actor Thomas Waites
Actor Wilford Brimley
Writer Bill Lancaster
Producer David Foster
Producer Lawrence Turman
Producer Wilbur Stark
...

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