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Ever since Scream Factory started releasing Steelbooks of some of John Carpenter titles, fans have been wondering about the possible release of the classic film THE THING. As it turns out they are doing just that and more. Head on down below to check out the release details.
• This is a 3-Disc Blu-ray set. Disc 1 will include a more recent 2017 4K High-Definition scan of the film that was provided to us from the film’s licensor. Discs 2 and 3 will be the same content that is currently available on our 2016 Collector’s Edition release.
• Only 10,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total.
"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."
2017 4K Scan Of The Feature Film
2K Scan Of The Interpositive Supervised And Approved By Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
4.1 Audio Mix Created From The Original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo Soundtrack (5.1 Audio Mix Also Included)
Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
Audio Commentary With Co-producer Stuart Cohen
Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And German)
Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)
Requiem For A Shape Shifter – An Interview With Director John Carpenter In Conversation With Filmmaker Mick Garris
The Men Of Outpost 31 – Interviews With Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur And Joel Polis
Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
Behind The Chameleon: The Visual Effects Of THE THING – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman, Brian Wade And Stop Motion Animators Randall William Cook And Jim Aupperle
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
Back Into The Cold: A Return To The Shooting Locations Of THE THING – An Animated Photo Gallery Narrated By Todd Cameron Of Outpost31.com
The Art Of Mike Ploog Gallery
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 More! (SD)
Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (SD)
Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin (SD)
Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING (SD)
Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (SD)
Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (SD)
Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (SD)
Look for John Carpenter's THE THING Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Set to arrive on November 6th.