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Look out: John Carpenter's chilly tale of shape-shifting chaos at the South Pole creeps back with a new transfer and two fully stocked discs of extras old and new, including the bowdlerized Network cut, just for laughs. The picture still works like gangbusters -- the best monsters are still the gooey, rubbery pre-cgi kind. John Carpenter's The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray Scream Factory 1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 109 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 34.93 Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis. Cinematography Dean Cundey Production Design John J. Lloyd Special Makeup Effects Rob Bottin Film Editor Todd Ramsay Original Music Ennio Morricone Written by Bill Lancaster from the short story "Who Goes There?"by John W. Campbell Jr. Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman Directed by John Carpenter
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
It's been eight years since »
- Glenn Erickson
The Thing Collector’s Edition
Directed by John Carpenter.
The Thing arrives on Blu-ray again in a comprehensive two-disc set from Shout! Factory. All the previously released bonus features are included, along with about two-and-a-half hours of new interviews and two new commentary tracks. This Collector’s Edition also offers a new 2K scan of the film print. Highly recommended.
Did you notice that The Thing movie poster on the basement wall in Stranger Things? (Of course you did.) Interesting that the creators of that series chose that bit of 80s ephemera, rather than a poster for E.T. or Poltergeist, two films that crushed Carpenter’s now-classic movie at the box office in 1982.
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- Brad Cook
Almost as scary as the alien parasite in John Carpenter's The Thing is the barren, brutally cold landscape surrounding the isolated characters. With The Thing being released on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory on October 11th, we've been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes Blu-ray clip in which actors Joel Polis, Peter Maloney, and Thomas G. Waites discuss filming in the arctic conditions.
From the Press Release: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing--a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On [October 11th] the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.
- Derek Anderson
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