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John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Infects 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the US This September!



John Carpenter's 'The Thing' Infects 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the US This September!

At long last, director John Carpenter‘s beloved 1982 sci-fi horror film The Thing is getting the 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray treatment in the US this September. We have full special bonus feature details for you below, including a direct link to pre-order a copy of the film RIGHT HERE!

Director John Carpenter (Halloween) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visual effects to create a chilling version of the classic The Thing.

Synopsis: “Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon it is unfrozen and unleashed, creating havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.


  • The Thing (1982) – Theatrical

Bonus Materials:

  • Includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a digital copy of The Thing (1982) (Subject to expiration. Go to the NBCUCodes website for details.)
  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR10) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Feature Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell

DISC 2 (Blu-ray):

The Thing (1982) – Theatrical

Bonus Materials:

  • U-Control: Picture in Picture
  • Feature Commentary with Kurt Russell and Director John Carpenter

Over 40 years since its initial release, The Thing still holds up extremely well in the practical effects department thanks to special make-up effects artists Rob Bottin and Stan Winston.

Are you planning on picking up Carpenter’s The Thing on 4K Blu-Ray? Do you own any of the previous releases of the film on DVD or Blu-Ray? You can let us know the answers to both questions by dropping a comment down in our discussion section below this article.

You can pre-order The Thing on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray from

The Thing 4K US Blu-Ray



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