The Thing (Blu-ray) - £4.99 Delivered @ HMV + Quidco
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The Thing (Blu-ray) - £4.99 Delivered @ HMV + Quidco

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Great price!!

EXCELLENT review:

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Horror-meister John Carpenter 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 shape-shifting alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them...

Special Features:

Feature Commentary with John Carpenter & Kurt Russell
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
Production Background Archive
Production Photographs
Production Art and Storyboards
Location Design
Production Archives
The Saucer
The Blairmonster
Outtakes
Post Production
Theatrical Trailer

43 Comments

Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with some different stuff for a change

'Tis a good price, but I suspect with it being the same price at Amazon, 9/10 people will buy it there. Still, it's good to have choice.:)

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jayjayuk1234

Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with … Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with some different stuff for a change


This is a remake
Trailer for the original

jayjayuk1234

Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with … Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with some different stuff for a change



Technically its a prequel. Tack the old one on the end of the new one and it could be one loooong good movie...

Best film EVER!!!!

andywedge

This is a remakeTrailer for the original



Well.. quite, what i should have said is.... can't believe they remade this yet again X)

Mallinersha

Technically its a prequel. Tack the old one on the end of the new one and … Technically its a prequel. Tack the old one on the end of the new one and it could be one loooong good movie...



Prequel, sequel or remake, still the same idea.

Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 2nd Dec 2011

jayjayuk1234

Prequel, sequel or remake, still the same idea.



Not really or you could just say that about every movie ever made...

it's what happened at the other base camp 50 miles away, about a week earlier . . .

then finishes where the original began

the whole look of the movie looks the same as the 80's release

Mallinersha

Not really or you could just say that about every movie ever made...



So every movie ever made has the same storyline does it?

Just because the new film is crowbarred in before the old ones, doesn't make it a new idea, bored s%^&less of rehashed old ideas. tis all

jayjayuk1234

So every movie ever made has the same storyline does it?Just because the … So every movie ever made has the same storyline does it?Just because the new film is crowbarred in before the old ones, doesn't make it a new idea, bored s%^&less of rehashed old ideas. tis all



Mostly yes, they all contain people/things doing stuff thats been done before in other movies.

And I agree with you, tired of rehashed **** all the time - I guess everythings been done....

Great Price ordered!

this is probably in my top ten, watched the prequel the other day, was ok.

Same price Amazon!

Special Features: The Blairmonster



Does the latest version have "The CameronMonster"?

You gotta be f**cking kidding....

We are off to see the prequel tomorrow and rewatched the original last night. One of my favourite movies. I'm surprised how little it's aged. The practical effects still make my stomach churn :-O==
I've read that the prequel uses 90% practical, 10% cgi effects.
Meh, hopefully I'll enjoy it whatever.

jayjayuk1234

Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with … Can't believe they remade this, hollywood need to take some risks with some different stuff for a change



Get your facts straight please, that is a prequel not remake.

diamount

Get your facts straight please, that is a prequel not remake.



And if you bothered reading the thread, you'd have seen that this has been clarified already.

The new one is nothing more than a remake dressed up as a prequel.

sicwhite

The new one is nothing more than a remake dressed up as a prequel.




It's a Reaquel - there I just coined a new phrase...

Horrifically good organic effects which can't be matched by the current CGI available in the remake/prequel.

horsepills

And if you bothered reading the thread, you'd have seen that this has … And if you bothered reading the thread, you'd have seen that this has been clarified already.



No it wasn't.

Should come with the slipcase. Also £4.49 if you have student discount

Just got back from watching the new one (prequel or whatever you want to call it) - not too bad but not a patch on John Carpenters original. Effects were far too cgi heavy for my liking and none of the characters in it are particularly memorable. Oh and no Kurt Russell either (_;)

diamount

No it wasn't.



I suggest you read post #4

quality film

classic!

"I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and p!ssed off, whatever it is!"

just come back from seeing the new one, it's alright actually, havnt seen the original so I might consider getting this

Banned

New version is extremely bad after viewing it today

Great film and nice transfer, can't half tell the difference to the standard DVD
Edited by: "Toon_army" 2nd Dec 2011

nealry bought this for £7 in the store today, think i'll save myself a few quid and order online

*puts fingers in ears*

lalalala, not listening to bad reviews of new film!!


Mallinersha

It's a Reaquel - there I just coined a new phrase...



My favourite is Scorpion King 2 which (correct me if I'm wrong) is a prequel to a spinoff of the 2nd sequel of the Mummy remakes!

A Bi-prerequel spinoff if you will

Dancingfred

*puts fingers in ears*lalalala, not listening to bad reviews of new film!!




It's not bad, it ties in nicely with the 80's version. As I said in the post above you could watch them back to back as they blend into each other seamlessly...

A bit like that creature...........

Jumpingphil

Blimey, people obviously don't read.As Andywedge said in post #3, this is … Blimey, people obviously don't read.As Andywedge said in post #3, this is a remake. The original was done in 1951. This is John Carpenter's 1982 remake of that.The Thing 2011 is the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film. This is NOT The Thing 2011.



We all know the 82 version is a remake, I think the argument is wether or not the 2011 version is a remake.

But yeah, once again this deal is for the 1982 version of The Thing... Read people!!

Blimey.

The Thing from another World (have to love that title) was made in the 50's. It had a vegetable man as the monster (actually quite creepy).

The Thing is *THIS* deal. John Carpenter's seminal 80's sci-fi horror with the horrific Stan Baker effects, Carpenter score and tense atmosphere. It was actually filmed in the time it was set and used the technology of the time for special effects brilliantly.

The Thing (2011) is *not* this deal, A (shudder) prequel to Carpenter's The Thing with a female protagonist. Apparently it has a lot of digital effects.

This film is a classic, and well worth £4.99. I'd also call it a re-adaptation of the original story as it's far closer to that than the 50's Thing From Another World was.
The new film is a prequel, and is not a patch on the original. The original is filled with memorable characters and effects, the prequel is light on the characterisation and the effects are not as memorable IMO. It also has a MASSIVE plot hole, doesn't quite tie into Carpenters original (The Norwegiens don't blast the ice to uncover the ship ion the prequel) and while they try to tie into the original with things like the axe in the door, the guy who comitted suicide etc..they are not handled well, and really don't make a lot of sense at times. When they can be bothered to show the scene that is (the suicide guy is an offscreen thing that they just flash up during the credits).

Save money, don't bother with the new film and get the original for a fiver...much better investment.

MKultra

Blimey. The Thing from another World (have to love that title) was made … Blimey. The Thing from another World (have to love that title) was made in the 50's. It had a vegetable man as the monster (actually quite creepy).The Thing is *THIS* deal. John Carpenter's seminal 80's sci-fi horror with the horrific Stan Baker effects, Carpenter score and tense atmosphere. It was actually filmed in the time it was set and used the technology of the time for special effects brilliantly. The Thing (2011) is *not* this deal, A (shudder) prequel to Carpenter's The Thing with a female protagonist. Apparently it has a lot of digital effects.




The special effects were done by Rob Bottin in 1982, who also did the Sfx in Robocop and Total Recal. Bottin had a breakdown from extreme exhaustion after doing 'The Thing' but I think we all appreciate the massive effort he put in, even if it did nearly kill him

Think we can all say that this film is THE BEST out of the three films.
John Carpenter was going to do a follow up to his film featuring the two survivors.
In 2004, John Carpenter said in an Empire magazine interview that he has a story idea for The Thing II, which centers around the two surviving characters, MacReady and Childs. However, Carpenter felt that due to the higher price associated with his fee, Universal Studios will not pursue his storyline. Carpenter indicated that he would be able to secure both Kurt Russell and Keith David for the sequel. In his story, Carpenter would explain the age difference of the actors between the two installments by having frostbite on their face due to the elements until rescued. The assumption of the sequel would rely on a radio signal being successfully transmitted by Windows before Blair destroyed the communications room. Thus, after the explosion of the base camp, the rescue team would arrive and find MacReady and Childs still alive. Carpenter has not disclosed any other details.
Kinda glad it never happened as he ruined the Snake Plissken character with escapr from LA.

dennett316

This film is a classic, and well worth £4.99. I'd also call it a … This film is a classic, and well worth £4.99. I'd also call it a re-adaptation of the original story as it's far closer to that than the 50's Thing From Another World was.The new film is a prequel, and is not a patch on the original. The original is filled with memorable characters and effects, the prequel is light on the characterisation and the effects are not as memorable IMO. It also has a MASSIVE plot hole, doesn't quite tie into Carpenters original (The Norwegiens don't blast the ice to uncover the ship ion the prequel) and while they try to tie into the original with things like the axe in the door, the guy who comitted suicide etc..they are not handled well, and really don't make a lot of sense at times. When they can be bothered to show the scene that is (the suicide guy is an offscreen thing that they just flash up during the credits).Save money, don't bother with the new film and get the original for a fiver...much better investment.



You mean get the remake don't you? The original is the one from the50s
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