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The Thing DVD £2.87 delivered @ Amazon
The Thing DVD £2.87 delivered @ Amazon

The Thing DVD £2.87 delivered @ Amazon

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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.

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. --Mark Walker


Video Description
DVD Special Features

80 minute original documentation location footage
Running documentary with Kurt Russell and Director John Carpenter
Outtakes from the film
Cast production notes
Storyboards and conceptual art
Location Design
Production archives
Production background archives
Original theatrical trailer
Production notes
Post production
Menu Music
Cast and filmmaker's notes
Language: English/French/Italian
Subtitles: English/French/Dutch/Portuguese/Swedish/NOrwegian/Finnish/Danish/Czech
Running Time: 104 mins approx
Ratio: 2.35:1

23 Comments

saw this at my local cineworld on a special screening a few weeks back

seeing it on the big screen just made me realise how shti my tv and dvd player are!!!

£2.87? "You've got to be f_ing kidding!" ;-)

Funny thing is, with all the horror, the only thing that freaks me out is the blood test scene and the scalpels. The rest doesn't bother me at all. Epic film.

I love this film, incredibly atmospheric..

Great movie, will hold out for the BR to go cheap though :thumbsup:

Banned

PoisonJam;6618381

Great movie, will hold out for the BR to go cheap though :thumbsup:



DON'T WAIT!!! get it now it's fantastic, like watching a new film!

diGriz;6617666

Funny thing is, with all the horror, the only thing that freaks me out is … Funny thing is, with all the horror, the only thing that freaks me out is the blood test scene and the scalpels. The rest doesn't bother me at all. Epic film.



why oh why do they cut along their thumbs!

imagine how annoying that would get everytime you try to pick up a pen!

diGriz;6617666

Funny thing is, with all the horror, the only thing that freaks me out is … Funny thing is, with all the horror, the only thing that freaks me out is the blood test scene and the scalpels. The rest doesn't bother me at all. Epic film.



Ditto! Always get squemish there, not sure I`ve seen it properly yet!!!

sennasnit;6618493

DON'T WAIT!!! get it now it's fantastic, like watching a new film!



Actually, it's on my LoveFilm list, just need to bump it up to high priority!

Banned

This is a classic film, hope they DONT remake this.

robjd;6618729

why oh why do they cut along their thumbs!imagine how annoying that would … why oh why do they cut along their thumbs!imagine how annoying that would get everytime you try to pick up a pen!



....or a flamethrower

SlightWave;6619319

This is a classic film, hope they DONT remake this.



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One of my favourites.
Its a great film.

hondar;6620735

One of my favourites.Its a great film.



Same here! :thumbsup:

Need to get the BluRay ver sometime

Very few films hold up 25+ years on. This is one of the few.

I found out about this movie after playing the sequal game on PS2. Since then it's been one of my favorites alien movies. 80's cinema rocks

Altron;6619709

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Epic film. John Carpenter is a legend.

Hot one of my fav films of all time.

Banned

Voted hot, quality film, twisted thou....Spider head!

Great film H+R
I dont know but its wierd and p!$$ed off. lol

Moonmonkeys;6621717

Orhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/



Possibly even a prequel...

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