The Thing
Universal Studios (1982)
Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   8.2
104 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Kurt Russell MacReady
Wilford Brimley Blair
Keith David Childs
Richard Dysart Dr. Copper
Richard Masur Clark
T.K. Carter Nauls
David Clennon Palmer
Charles Hallahan Norris
Peter Maloney Bennings
Donald Moffat Garry
Joel Polis Fuchs
John Carpenter
Producer Lawrence Turman
David Foster
Writer Bill Lancaster
John W. Campbell Jr.
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Musician Ennio Morricone

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
Edition Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 10/26/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; Dutch; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

All-New Remastered PictureAudio Commentary By Director John Carpenter & Actor Kurt RussellJohn Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (80 mins): Documentary Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Special Effects Make-Up Designer Rob Bottin, Legendary Matte Artist Albert Whitlock Plus Other Members Of The Cast, Crew & Special Effects Team Stop Motion Animation Cut From The FilmExclusive Work-In-Progress Visual Effects Footage Production Background ArchivesBehind-The-Scenes Location FootageOriginal Theatrical TrailerOuttakes From The FilmBehind-The-Scenes PhotographsStoryboards & Conceptual Art Annotated Production Archive