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The Thing DVD £2 instore @ ASDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Thing DVD £2 instore @ ASDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Thing DVD £2 instore @ ASDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.

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Great movie - they also have a 2 film boxset with the thing and the thing from another world for £3 instore, i picked it up today.

One of the few films I've seen where people actually screamed at the cinema (the body growing a big mouth & the decapitated head sprouting legs)

awesome deal!

BRILLIANT film

One of my favourite films ever. Looking forward to the prequel set around the Norwegian Team - as long as they don't just fill it with too much CGI. Love the quality of the "proper" effects in this one.

Arch, if only I wasn't hankering for the BR!

Hot!

Classic movie. One of my favs.
I am shocked to learn that Ennio Morricone did the music score to it. Always thought it was very John Carpenter.
You learn something new everyday.

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PoisonJam;6664857

Arch, if only I wasn't hankering for the BR!Hot!



The Blu-Ray version is amazing, if you find a good deal buy it.
Interesting fact: the Stevie Wonder song that is playing in the kitchen is a different song on VHS, it's Superstitious from DVD onwards, ahhhh VHS remember them? ask your dad lol:-D

sennasnit;6665827

The Blu-Ray version is amazing, if you find a good deal buy … The Blu-Ray version is amazing, if you find a good deal buy it.Interesting fact: the Stevie Wonder song that is playing in the kitchen is a different song on VHS, it's Superstitious from DVD onwards, ahhhh VHS remember them? ask your dad lol:-D




VHS, think we were the only family in the uk to buy a Betamax ... :oops:

great film

Great film and price

sennasnit;6665827

The Blu-Ray version is amazing, if you find a good deal buy … The Blu-Ray version is amazing, if you find a good deal buy it.Interesting fact: the Stevie Wonder song that is playing in the kitchen is a different song on VHS, it's Superstitious from DVD onwards, ahhhh VHS remember them? ask your dad lol:-D


Agreed on the Bluray, stunning stuff.
Never knew about Superstition not being the original song Nauls was listening to. What was the original?

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Moonmonkeys;6675190

Agreed on the Bluray, stunning stuff.Never knew about Superstition not … Agreed on the Bluray, stunning stuff.Never knew about Superstition not being the original song Nauls was listening to. What was the original?



According to Outpost 31 the "Thing" fan-site;
-Certain home video releases of the film had copyright problems with Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious". The song was dubbed over with "One Chain Don't Make No Prison" by The Four Tops. On the DVD it is back to Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious"

I thought it was another Stevie Wonder song, oh well i haven't even got a VHS player to check it's right.:oops:
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