A very cool THING is coming to BluRay in September

The super cool folks at Scream Factory will be releasing a special two disc BluRay edition of John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror classic THE THING in September. The film will be remastered in a new 2K transfer and the special features include interviews with several of the cast members.

PRE-ORDER LIMITED EDITION

SPECIAL FEATURES

NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey • NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey • 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 • Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell • 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, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock plus members of the cast and crew (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 Trailer) • TV spots & Radio Spots • Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)

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1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1982/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 109 minutes/English Subtitles/Special Features Are Not Rated. Region A (U.S. and Canada)

Avid fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release—which are only available at the OFFICIAL WEBSITE while supplies last:

STANDARD OFFER
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,500 orders only)
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20
– Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Nat Marsh
– Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh

 

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n’ crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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