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The Thing/BluRay

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

< The Thing

UK

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  • Region B
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation • Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell • Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing – an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter's terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics • 1982: One Amazing Summer – an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982 • John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – archive documentary on the background and production of the film • Vintage Featurettes • Outtakes • Behind-the-Scenes • Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots • Still Galleries • Poster • Lobby Cards • Book containing new writing on the film

US

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  • Region A
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: 2K scan of the inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey • 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack • Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey • Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell • “The Men of Outpost 31:” Interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, and more • “Assembling and Assimilation:” An interview with editor Todd Ramsay • “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 • “Sounds from the Cold:” Interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth • “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, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock, and 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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