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John Carpenter's The Thing 1982 HD £3.99 to Buy @ Amazon Prime Video

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My favourite horror movie, under appreciated on release, now rightly acclaimed as a horror classic

John Carpenter delivers the ultimate in alien terror in this chilling story about an Antarctic research team that discovers a form-changing alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years.
Starring Kurt Russell
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In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-fi
  • Original Language: English
  • Director: John Carpenter
  • Producer: David Foster, Lawrence Turman
  • Writer: Bill Lancaster
  • Release Date (Theaters): Jun 25, 1982 Original
  • Release Date (Streaming): Feb 14, 2006
  • Runtime: 1h 48m
  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Sound Mix: Dolby, Stereo, Surround
  • Aspect Ratio: 35mm, Scope (2.35:1)

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  1. Ukguy101's avatar
    Yep love this! Kurt Russells best film i reckon. I wonder how they done some of those creature effects even today! Superb they were, especially considering it's a 40 year old film. (edited)
    r200ti's avatar
    Apparently the practical effects in the original are so good (they stand up well today) they decided to go all practical effects in the new one. They spent ages on it with impressive results. Then they canned it, went CGI... and got laughed at when viewers got to see it.
  2. Elixirlegal's avatar
    The Fan Art for this is brilliant. Well worth a search for.
  3. Bluediamond28's avatar
    Great film and horror music from John carpenter
    bargainclub's avatar
    And Morricone!
  4. sammy4567's avatar
    I still remember watching The Thing for the first time. Nothing prepares you for the scene with the dogs! All done without CGI.
    Ukguy101's avatar
    I found the creature with the fat guys head on it especially creepy! (edited)
  5. Iw51's avatar
    Big trouble in little China, Escape from New York and this...... fantastic viewing 😁
  6. sandstone1's avatar
    rectangularcuboid's avatar
    That is the FIRST word that came to mind when i saw this deal.
  7. pfpf's avatar
    in my top 10 of all time, probably top 5.
  8. Stephen_Clements's avatar
    This is one of those deals where you vote hot before even checking the price
  9. lonegunman93's avatar
    Why don't we just wait here for a little while, see what happens? (edited)
  10. spacepheasant1's avatar
    Yes brilliant film,mutated more time than cov19!
    Richikeapimp's avatar
    A much better script and actors than the Covid nonsense
  11. Bluediamond28's avatar
    Love the part when they test the blood !

    HungryCaterpillar's avatar
  12. tranceazure's avatar
    This film has what a lot of modern films lack,atmospheric scenes and great characters,the prequel could have been better but it was good enough
  13. KricketFan's avatar
    A horror classic without question, no females, no love scenes but there are characters called Mac and Windows.
  14. bald_vale's avatar
    One of the best ever horror films
  15. canaryjon's avatar
    If you want to see one of the best films without the use of CGI for special FX then this is a must watch.

  16. themachman's avatar
    "Am I starting to look Norwegian to you?"
  17. avid.fan's avatar
    Wish some of these classics were on sale in 4k
    FoleyisGod's avatar
    iTunes sometimes has it on sale in 4K
  18. Thelakes43's avatar
    Great movie
  19. The.Crew.Designs's avatar
    Oh I remember this film when I watched it years ago...... it was absolutely terrifying at the time
  20. magikman's avatar
    A great classic - scared the hell out of me when I watched it as a kid (big kid!).
  21. alfa111's avatar
    Just been on TV. Great film but why pay for it?
    bargainclub's avatar
    Rewatchability! Just great to chuck on whenever you feel like it!
  22. lileyesorelenz's avatar
    Wish some of these classics were on sale in 4k

    It's been out in 4k for some time see link below, I'm not sure if you can get it cheaper but worth checking.
    I had the pleasure of watching the 4k release in the cinema last year, definitely more awesome on the big screen

  23. sloppy.seconds's avatar
    Awful film. Keanu is so bad in it.
    ScoobyStoo's avatar
    But Benny Hill's performance is outstanding. Criminally overlooked at that year's Oscars.
  24. shivato's avatar
    They thought long and hard for a film title back in the day
  25. Derek_Sidewinder's avatar
    So good!!
  26. Joebainbridge's avatar
    Is Angela Basset in this one?
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