John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) 2 x Blu-Ray Shout! Factory - Scream Factory Collector's Edition
A Norwegian helicopter circles the perimeter of United States National Science Institute, station 4, a remote scientific outpost deep in the Arctic. For reasons unknown, a gunman inside the chopper fires a rifle at a dog. The engagement ends with the copter down and the two-man crew killed. The confused American research team takes in the seemingly harmless dog, and several of the group, including R.J. "Mac" MacReady (Kurt Russell), take their own helicopter to the Norwegian outpost in hopes of discovering what drove the Norwegians to hunt the dog in such an aggressive manner that ultimately cost them their lives. There, amidst the smoldering remains of the station, they find the remnants of some "thing." Taking it back to station 4, the facility's medical examiner finds inside of it normal human organs, but the "thing's" external appearance is anything but, a bloody jumble of limbs, torsos, and faces melded together as one. Soon after, the team discovers a deadly creature in their midst, one that can absorb and imitate any life form it so chooses, leaving the team confused, frightened, and untrusting of one another. A series of bloody events reveals that appearances can be deceiving, that your best friend may very well be harboring inside of him a deadly creature capable of unleashing unspeakable, grotesque attacks.

Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan
Country: USA
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

2 x BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:48:34 | 81.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Disc One (Theatrical Version of the film):

• Audio Commentary with Dean Cundey (found under the Setup Menu)
• Audio Commentary with Co-Producer Stuart Cohen (found under the Setup Menu)
• Audio Commentary by Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell (found under the Setup Menu)
• Theatrical and Teaser Trailers
-- Theatrical Trailers (1080p; 3:27)
-- German Trailer (1080p; 1:47)
-- Teaser Trailer (1080p; 1:22)
• TV Spots (1080p; 1:35)
• Radio Spots (1080p; 2:27) also offers a bit of "extracurricular" footage, as well as Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
• Still Galleries
-- Behind the Scenes (1080p; 4:47)
-- Lobby Cards and Press Stills (1080p; 4:18)
-- Programs (1080p; 1:44)
-- Posters (1080p; 1:59)
-- Storyboards (1080p; 2:34)
-- Production Artwork (1080p; 1:24)

Disc Two (Network Television Version of the film):

• Interviews
-- Requiem for a Shapeshifter (1080p; 28:39) features John Carpenter being interviewed by Mick Garris.
-- The Men of Outpost 31 (1080p; 51:14) features interviews with several of the supporting players.
-- Assembling and Assimilation (1080p; 11:09) features editor Todd Ramsay.
-- Behind the Chameleon (1080p; 25:26) is a fun overview of some shapeshifting activities with Peter Kuran, Visual Effects Supervisor.
-- Sounds from the Cold (1080p; 14:53) features Alan Howarth, Special Sound Effects and Music.
-- Between the Lines (1080p; 15:58) features author Alan Dean Foster.
• More of The Thing
-- Network TV Broadcast Version of The Thing (480i; 1:33:45) is sourced from pretty spotty looking video.
-- John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1080i; 1:24:03) is a really well done in depth piece on the background and production of the film.
-- The Making of a Chilling Tale (480i; 5:14) is a brief vintage featurette.
-- The Making of The Thing (480i; 9:20) is another archival piece.
• Featurettes
-- The Art of Mike Ploog (1080p; 12:21) is a nice tour through some storyboards.
-- Back into the Cold (1080p; 11:16) visits some of the film's locations.
-- Outtakes (1080i; 5:19)
-- Vintage Featurettes (480i; 13:20)
-- Vintage Product Reel (480i; 19:38)
-- Vintage Behind the Scenes Footage (480i; 2:02)
-- Annotated Production Archive (1080i; 54:12)

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