John Carpenter's The Thing [DVD] [1982] @ Amazon £2.97 Delivered - HotUKDeals
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Very good movie at a decent price. Was £9.99 - Save £7.02

John Carpenter's apocalyptic The Thing was released in cinemas just two weeks after E.T. in 1982. The two movies could hardly have presented more contrasting ideas about extra-terrestrial life, and it was Carpenter's uncompromisingly bleak vision that lost out at the box-office. But his audacious remake of the Howard Hawks 1951 B-movie The Thing from Another World has since been acknowledged as a classic in its own right, not only for its pioneering makeup and special effects techniques, but also for its bold treatment of an alien "infection" that eerily foreshadow s AIDS-inspired blood contamination scares. Whizzkid Rob Bottin was responsible for the surreal and stomach-churning make-up effects that are so crucial a part of the film's success--without his utterly convincing creations Carpenter would never have been able to make a monster movie without a "man in a suit"--and filming on a glacier in British Columbia ensured the complete authenticity of the Antarctic setting. Kurt Russell leads a strong all-male cast who powerfully convey their isolation and distrust of one another--in more ways than one this is a film about alienation. The uneasy atmosphere is enhanced by an icily monochrome score from Ennio Morricone, as a series of unforgettable horror set-pieces lead to a wonderfully downbeat finale.
On the DVD:: The bonus features are exemplary, notably the excellent 80-minute documentary, "Terror Takes Shape", which covers all aspects of the production; and the relaxed, friendly, informative commentary by director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell--a model for how all commentaries should be. There's also an outtakes reel with some tantalising stills of unused footage. Text and stills-based montages illustrate the location design, conceptual artwork and various other aspects of the production. The sound mix is Dolby 5.1, although the non-anamorphic widescreen picture is not all it could be.
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#1
Good film.
#2
This is the reason you have to take regular blood samples from everyone you know and put a very hot wire in every sample...:-D
#3
Along with An American Werewolf In London, horror films don't get much better than this!! The eighties were great...........except for the clothes, and music, and pretty much everything else!!:-D
#4
This is a fantastic film that gets better with every viewing. Claustrophobic Hitchcockian suspense, gruesome special effects, an atmospheric score and an intelligent script well performed by a cast of [relative] unknowns. Enjoy.
#5
They don't make them like this anymore.

Great script, great acting and great special effects.

My son will be old enough to watch it next year, can't wait to sit and watch it with him.
#6
Great film , going to get my son to watch it, like someone said , they dont make them like this any more.
#7
Made before I was born, so wasn't expecting much, but was very impressed .
#8
yep gotta agree,they were the best films in the 80s,hey what was wrong with the music and the clothes
#9
i had to order it cheers
#10
funny.onion
They don't make them like this anymore.

Great script, great acting and great special effects.

My son will be old enough to watch it next year, can't wait to sit and watch it with him.


He'll probably think its rubbish cos theres no gratuitous use of CGI in it :-D
#11
skykid3
This is the reason you have to take regular blood samples from everyone you know and put a very hot wire in every sample...:-D


I hate hot wires....

seriously great movie though, Mr Carpenter was definitely at his best on this one :w00t::w00t:
#12
O yea thank you
#13
Bazza71
Along with An American Werewolf In London, horror films don't get much better than this!! The eighties were great........


You forgot Night of the Creeps! :thumbsup:
#14
AzeemB
Made before I was born, so wasn't expecting much, but was very impressed .


You kids today with your CGI! In 1982 if you wanted an upside down head with spiderlegs you damn well had to BUILD an upside down head with spider legs! :-D

http://www.fullhalloween.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/john-carpenters-the-thing-neck-stretch-spider-head.jpg
#15
skykid3
You forgot Night of the Creeps! :thumbsup:


Remember all those cheesy horrors the 80's gave us like Fright Night, House, Ghoulies etc. I used to enjoy them as a teen, lol.

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#16
£2.99 Play.Com with 4% Quidco ( £2.87)
http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/2440/The-Thing/Product.html ;-)
[Moderator]#17
Great film, voted hot :)
#18
Best horror film ever made, but why do they use the cover for the Xbox/PS2 game on the reissue of the DVD? The picture has nothing to do with what happens in the film, much prefer the original art.
#19
Fantastic film, love it.

Holds up pretty well for a film released in 82.
#20
Wicked Lester
Remember all those cheesy horrors the 80's gave us like Fright Night, House, Ghoulies etc. I used to enjoy them as a teen, lol.

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Great films there, not to mention Killer Klowns Phantasm and Puppet Master.
#21
excellent film - one of my all time faves.

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