The Thing
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1982
Director: John Carpenter
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025195-046107
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 30, 2008
Collection type: Owned (#4313)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 23, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 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. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.
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Genres
Horror
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Turman-Foster Company
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French  DTS 5.1
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
 • Commentary
 • Picture-in-Picture
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
David Katz....Sound
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
John Carpenter....Norwegian in Video Footage (uncredited)