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The thing

Call Number



Collector's edition.


In English, with optional English subtitles.


Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.

Publication Information

Los Angeles, CA : Scream Factory, [2016]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (approximately 109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: R.


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.


Based on the story "Who goes there?" by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.

Special features: New 2K scan of the interpositive supervised by director of photography Dean Cundey ; new audio commentary with Dean Cundey ; audio commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell ; theatrical and teaser trailers ; TV spots ; radio spots ; still gallery ; new interviews with cast and crew ; John Carpenter's The thing : terror takes shape, a documentary featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, plus members of the cast and crew ; The making of The thing ; outtakes ; network TV broadcast version of The thing ; three vintage featurettes ; vintage product reel containing a condensed version of the film with alternate footage ; behind-the-scenes footage ; annotated production archive - production art and storyboards, location scouting & more.

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