Thing 1982 Collector's Edition

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Product Overview

Scientists in the antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40248197
UPC 025192543722
UPC 14 00025192543722
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Alien Encounters
Alien Life Forms
Aliens
Classic
Cult Film
Demonic Possession
Essential Cinema
Killer
Mystery
Recommended
Remake
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Scientists
Supernatural
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Based on both the short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. and the 1951 film produced by Howard Hawks, THE THING is John Carpenter's stunning masterpiece of horror. A group of weary scientists enduring the winter in an isolated camp deep in Antarctica chance upon an alien spacecraft buried in the ice. Near the strange craft is the body of an alien being, frozen solid. Thinking they have made the find of a lifetime, the scientists bring the alien body back to camp and thaw it out. The alien awakens, not in the best of moods, and proceeds to take over the identities of the scientists, one by one, body and all. Helicopter pilot MacCready (Kurt Russell) must lead the surviving men in discovering who among them is human and who is not and how they can destroy "the thing" before it takes them all and moves on to the heavily populated mainland and the rest of humanity. Rob Bottin supplies the awe-inspiring special effects of the creature in its many, ever-changing forms. The effects were groundbreaking at the time and hold up flawlessly over the passing years. But Carpenter does not rely solely on special effects, utilizing his spectacular cast, which includes Wilford Brimley and Richard Dysart, to create three dimensional characters enduring an unthinkable situation. The score from Ennio Morricone is understated, yet increases the tense mood tenfold. Shooting was difficult and done in below freezing conditions, but despite the discomfort the cast and crew produced a truly terrifying film that will stand the test of time. THE THING is surely one of Carpenter's definitive films and a true horror classic.
Plot Summary
Summary MacReady (Kurt Russell) and his team of twelve Antarctic researches unearth and inadvertently defrost a hideous, 100,000-year-old alien life form. Havoc ensues as the isolated scientists struggle with a foe that is a shape-shifting misanthrope. The remaining men are soon faced with the task of determining who's who in order to ensure their survival. Stunning visual effects, an eerie score by Ennio Morricone, and director John (HALLOWEEN) Carpenter's familiarity with spine-tingling material make this a gruesome nail-biter. This is a remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks/Christian Nyby classic, but is much more in keeping with the John W. Campbell, Jr. story on which it is based.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "You gotta be *#@%!$& kidding me."--Palmer (David Clennon) as a man's head sprouts legs and skitters across the floor to escape a fire
Quote "How will we make it?"--Childs (Keith David) to MacReady (Kurt Russell) |"Maybe we shouldn't."--MacReady to Childs |"Well...what do we do?"--Childs to MacReady |"Why don't we just wait here a while...see what happens."--MacReady to Childs
Quote "Chariots of the Gods, man. They're droppin' outta the sky like flies...heck, they taught the Incas everything they know."--Palmer
Reviews
Variety "...Bottin steals the show..." 06/23/1982
Total Film "Two decades on, the head-sprouting-spider-legs scene still demands frame-by-frame viewing." 01/01/2004 p.134-5,4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t brews claustrophobia by trapping its characters in the Antarctic with a shape-shifter from outer space." 11/01/2008 p.142-143
Uncut "[With] stomach-turning special effects..." 01/01/2004 p.141
Directors
John Carpenter
Actors
Keith David
Kurt Russell
Richard Dysart
Wilford Brimley
Cast & Crew
Bill Lancaster - Writer
David Clennon - Actor
Dean Cundey - Director of Photography
Ennio Morricone - Musical Score
John Carpenter - Director
John W. Campbell Jr. - Based On A Short Story By
Kurt Russell - Actor
Stuart Cohen, et al. - Producer
T.K. Carter - Actor
Wilford Brinley - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 25437
UPC 00025192543722
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 109 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource eFilmCritic.com
Review ...one of the most grisly, intense, and just plain effective horror movies of the past 25 years...a
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ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Russell,Kurt
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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