The Thing

1982

John Carpenter
Director

A shapeshifting alien wreaks havoc at an American Antarctic Scientific Outpost.

Carpenter's chilly horror masterpiece. Rob Bottin's razzle-dazzle special effects steal the thunder from everything else and the climax is really in the middle. This DVD set the bar for extra features, great commentary and making of documentary. Hang on to your stomach contents!



25th June 1982
Cinema






26th August 1982
Cinema






30th September 2008
Blu-Ray



109 mins
2.35:1



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Kurt Russell
MacReady
Wilford Brimley
Blair
T.K. Carter
Nauls
David Clennon
Palmer
Keith David
Childs
Richard Dysart
Dr. Copper
Charles Hallahan
Norris
Peter Maloney
Bennings
Richard Masur
Clark
Donald Moffat
Gary
Joel Polis
Fuchs
Thomas G. Waites
Windows
Norbert Weisser
Norwegian
Larry J. Franco
Norwegian with Rifle
Adrienne Barbeau
Computer
John Carpenter
Norwegian (video footage)

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