The Thing
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1982
Director: John Carpenter
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-543722
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 26, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#57)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
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.
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Genres
Horror
Science-Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Turman-Foster Company
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
John Carpenter....Director
Writing
Bill Lancaster....Screenwriter
John W. Campbell, Jr.....Story By
Production
David Foster....Producer
Lawrence Turman....Producer
Wilbur Stark....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Dean Cundey....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Todd Ramsay....Film Editor
Music
Ennio Morricone....Composer
Sound
Thomas Causey....Production Sound Mixer
David Lewis Yewdall....Supervising Sound Editor
Colin C. Mouat....Supervising Sound Editor
Bill Varney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Maslow....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kendrick P. Sweet....Sound Editor
Art
Rob Bottin....Make-up Effects
John L. Lloyd....Production Designer
Henry Larrecq....Art Director
Albert Whitlock....Visual Effects
Roy Arbogast....Visual Effects
Kenneth Chase....Make-up Artist
Ronald I. Caplan....Costume Designer
Gilbert Loe....Costume Designer
Cast
Kurt Russell....MacReady
A. Wilford Brimley....Blair
T. K. Carter....Nauls
David Clennon....Palmer
Keith David....Childs
Richard Dysart....Dr. Copper
Charles Hallahan....Norris
Peter Maloney....Bennings
Richard Masur....Clark
Donald Moffat....Garry
Joel Polis....Fuchs
Thomas Waites....Windows
Norbert Weisser....Norwegian
Larry Franco....Norwegian Passenger with Rifle
Nate Irwin....Helicopter Pilot
William Zeman....Pilot
Adrienne Barbeau....Computer Voice (uncredited, voice)
John Carpenter....Norwegian in Video Footage (uncredited)