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Scream! Factory Reveal Details For ‘The Thing’ Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray



John Carpenter's The Thing Blu-Ray From Scream Factory Has Been Delayed

We are proud to bring to you the Scream! Factory details for John Carpenter’s 1982 ultimate sci-fi/horror classic, The Thing. As you can see for yourself, this bad boy is jam-packed full of amazing bonus special features.

The Thing will be available in both a limited edition and standard edition Blu-Ray, which will be released this September 20th, 2016. The film will feature 2k restorations that were supervised by Dean Cundy.


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.

     This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

  • The collector’s edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
  • A limited edition 18″ x 24″ poster of the newly-designed art from artist Paul Shipper
  • A second slipcover — made exclusively for this promotion — featuring newly-designed art from artist Nat Marsh
  • A limited edition 18″ x 24″ poster of the newly-designed art from artist Nat Marsh
  • Early shipping to arrive three weeks before the national street date

     Bonus Features:

  • 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
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
  • Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • NEW The Men Of Outpost 31 – Interviews With Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney And More…
  • NEW Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
  • NEW Behind The Chameleon – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman And Brian Wade And More…
  • 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
    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, Matte Artist Albert Whitlock And More! (80 minutes – SD)
  • Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin (12 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes – SD)
    Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Promotional Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (19 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (2 minutes – SD)
  • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes – SD)
  • Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And German)
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)
  • And Still More To Be Added!

You can order the a standard version here, or order the deluxe limited edition here.

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