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The Thing (1982) [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
  • Producers: David Foster, Larry J. Franco, Lawrence Turman, Stuart Cohen, Wilbur Stark
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Sept. 30 2008
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CW7ZWG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,019 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 22 2005
Format: DVD
Video:
For this new presentation, the video has been remastered. The quality is the best ever, so much so that it looks like it was filmed today! No more scratches or dirt specks are visible on the print.
Audio:
Very high quality sound. Digitally mastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital. All together it was an impressive presentation.
Extras:
This single disc release is packed with extras. First is a 82 minute making of documentary which is very well done and covers all aspects. Next are some deleted stop motion scenes, deleted scenes, extra space craft footage, trailers, photos, behind the scenes, and of course the excellent audio commentary by Kurt Russel and John Carpenter.
Very well made film. Even by todays standards it still stands out. The DVD is worth double dipping just for the picture quality. Guaranteed!
Rated R for strong sequences of monster viloence and gore and language
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Deimos on March 29 2005
Format: DVD
this movie is visually amazing and scares the hee bee jee bee's out of al who watch it, great acting, plot, and effects and must have for any horror or carpenter or movie fan for that matter.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl TOP 50 REVIEWER on Sept. 29 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I always liked John Carpenter's The Thing, starring Kurt Russell (not Russell Crowe as erroneously stated on the product description here). It looks great on blu-ray, and as a bonus there is a pic-in-pic commentary including interviews from cast and crew along with models, designs, and storyboards. There is also an audio commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. The only downside is the compressed audio (louder effects, softer dialogue). Still, fans of the film will appreciate the blu-ray clarity, which accentuates some gorgeous winter scenery, as well as some groundbreaking visual effects that otherwise could be dated, but technically hold up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on July 25 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Was turned off the genre by snoozefests like body snatchers and signs, I Did like the alien sequel, but this blows the rest out of the water. Paranoia and isolation add to the fear in this must see pic, plus the great special effects
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shadowarez on Nov. 14 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I love this type of movie its not your normal boring as hell hollywood slasher/horror Garbage. it makes ya actually imagine if this happens how Quickly it could spread, amazing story telling and the Extras are very welcomed, if you buy this make sure you get the 2011 version. I just hope we dont have to wait another 30 yrs for another Movie from these Guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Torie Monaghan on Dec 21 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Its hard to belive this movie is now 30 years old, in 2012.
The picture quality on blu ray is breathtaking and you havent seen it till you've seen it on blu ray.
I'm glad to have this movie in my collection.
This is one of the greatest movies of all time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick Rocco on June 30 2004
Format: DVD
Okay, the special effects with the Thing were quite unrealistic - but they made me nautious. This film is really under-rated. It came out a few years after "Alien" when every filmmaker was looking to do the same thing that Ridley Scott did, make an ugly a*# looking alien. But in The Thing, it isn't the alien that's scary, it's the chilling question of who's been infected by the mutating virus. Kurt Russell gives an all-star performance and the shocks and twists and turns are quite good. Just the concept alone is excellent, it's just that Carpenter thinks by showing an incredible amount of blood he's adding to the cinematic effect - when really he's taking away from it. The actor who plays Childs is probably the most under-rated, but he can only play that one part. So if you need to gag once in a while, watch this thriller. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is still one of my favourite sci-fi horror films. It's shot so well and the music helps to creep you out during each scene.
Watching it on Blu-ray was like watching it for the first time again. The Blu-ray transfer is extremely clean and would definitely recommend it.
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