The Thing

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Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build 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…. More >>

The Thing

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  1. Now, this was an awesome horror movie. It had gore action and it keeps you constantly wondering who the monster is. I would recommend this for any horror movie fan.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. The Thing on Blu Ray looks amazingly great. I think it is very cool that they can publish these older movies on Blu Ray, and they are wonderful!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. A true classic,the video and audio look great but the could have put all the extras that are on the dvd,they had plenty of room on the blue-ray is that not what blue-ray is all about,video,audio,Extras.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I am not reviewing the Blue Ray edition, having not seen it (yet). However, regarding the two different versions of the movie it is interesting to note that both are based on the 1938 novella ‘Who Goes There?’ by John W. Campbell. Here’s the fun: the original Howard Hawks movie changed things up quite a lot; it bears only a slight resemblance to the novella. The newer Carpenter movie is very close to the original story line.

    From the novella –

    ‘He darted back to his bunk in Paradise House, to return almost immediately with a heavy .45 revolver and an ice-ax. He hefted both gently as he started for the corridor toward Dogtown.

    “It blundered down the wrong corridor – and landed amoung the huskies. Listen – the dogs have broken their chains -”

    The half-terrorized howl of the dog pack had changed to a wild hunting melee. The voices of the dogs thundered in the narrow corridors, and through them came a low rippling snarl of distilled hate.’

    I can highly recommend all three – novella, and both films. Quite a sophisticated premise of ‘alien invasion’ for a 1938 story, and both movies are rousing good fun.

    PS – Watch the skies!

    PPS – Have picked up the Blu-ray edition; no complaints.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. It’s The Thing! It’s just as good as its always been, with better picture. And the picture sure is nice. When you see those crazy puppet monsters burst open and drip with sinew and puss you will come to the conclusion that this will always be better than the hyper realistic CG garbage we get shoved down our gullets today.

    Am I excited for The Thing prequel? Yes! Am I scared that it will tarnish the good name of the original? No, nothing can hurt it. It’s too strong.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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