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The Thing from Another World [Import]

Kenneth Tobey , Margaret Sheridan , Christian Nyby , Howard Hawks    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
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With its modest special effects, lean plot, and small cast of lesser stars, this 1951 thriller remains a sturdy blueprint for fusing horror and science fiction. The formula has been employed countless times since, fleshed out with more extensive and elaborate production values, and manned by higher profiled marquee names, but the results have yet to improve on The Thing from Another World, Howard Hawks's lone foray into sci-fi.

The story begins as military airmen are dispatched to a remote Arctic research station where scientists have detected the crash of a spacecraft. An effort to retrieve the saucer-shaped vehicle fails, but the team returns to the station with the frozen body of its sole occupant. When the extraterrestrial pilot is accidentally thawed, the crew, headed by a tough-talking pilot (Kenneth Tobey), grapples with a massive, chlorophyll-based humanoid (James Arness) thirsty for blood and in no mood for galactic diplomacy.

Hawks takes only a production credit for this low-budget exercise, but his filmmaking style transcends Christian Nyby's nominal direction: rapid-fire, overlapping dialogue, an ensemble of comrades whose professionalism is tempered by wisecracks, and unsentimental female characters (embodied by feisty romantic interest Margaret Sheridan) recall Hawks's signature works, while propelling the plot over any potential gaps in credibility. It's hardly surprising, then, that The Thing from Another World remains among the most influential science fiction movies ever shot, or that it remains exciting entertainment a half century later. --Sam Sutherland

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THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD


Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rating: NR
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: DVD

SKU:GMDB2228602


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the lot!! Feb. 25 2012
By Ed Duplissie TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I have all 3 versions of this movie and the original is by far the best. I found it scarey when I first saw it as a child and I still watch it at least once a year. Can't say that for the second and third version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best April 10 2008
By Paul
Format:DVD
One of the first movies I was truly facinated with as a child. This 1950's Sci-Fi horror classic is still one of the best. I believe I've seen it at least a hundred times and even though it is fifty years old it still holds up. The movie is about a team of scienetists at a remote arctic outpost that discover an alien space craft buried in the ice, within the craft dormant for a thousand years sleeps an alien more evil and destructive than anything mankind has ever encountered. This movie does't rely on a lot of special effects the way films do today, rather it used suspense and drama to deliver maximum effect. Superbly acted by Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, Margaret Sheridan, it also features a small appearance by a very young Charles Bronson, this movie is must see for any Sci-Fi fan. I definatly recomend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It Aug. 12 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is one of those great movies that you can watch over and over again. It is one of the greatest!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice science fiction yarn May 15 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What I was looking forward to was seeing James Arness (Gunsmoke) as The Thing. It's an interesting yarn with scary moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By babar54
Format:DVD
un film de howard hawks et christian nyby 1951.une expédition scientifique américaine,installée au pôle nord,decouvre un ovni ecrasé sur la calotte glaciaire,un passager de l'espace congelé.les savants portent le bloc de glace dans une base militaire.mais la chaleur ramène l'extra-terrestre à la vie...........AVEC KENNETH TOBEY,margaret sheridan,robert cornthwaite,james young.le scénario adapté d'une nouvelle de john wood campbell jr.(who goes there),et repris par john carpenter en 1982a sans doute inspiré ALIEN,autre film mytique du cinema fantastique.film en noir et blanc remasterisé
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Just have to put my two cents worth in. I love this movie and don't care what others have to say. I know it's been picked apart for it's aparent statements about the political turmoil of the time but who cares it's a really good scare flick if you just sit and watch and not take it too serious. Just enjoy it and "Keep watching the skies!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less Is More Aug. 28 2006
Format:DVD
If ever there was an example of less is more, this film is it for it lets one's mind, the greatest special effects instrument ever, conjure up the alien more than any computer graphics technology. How much more this film is than Carpenter's 1982 revival which, with it's continual explicit morphing monsters bores one utterly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the thihg from another world May 15 2002
Format:VHS Tape
one of the best sifi out of 2 todate number 2 the day eath stood still . You can,t beat b/w for comfort fooded for the mind!
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