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John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ To Receive 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release From Shout Factory

the-thing-2016-1-1In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed THE THING–a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On September 20, 2016, the SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.

Directed by Carpenter, THE THING stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) and features special visual effects by Albert Whitlock (Dune) and special makeup effects by Rob Bottin (The Howling, Fight Club). This definitive set includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, sci-fi horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE THING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be made available to other fine retailers.

Special features and specs:

  • NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW The Men of Outpost 31 – interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney and more…
  • NEW Assembling and Assimilation – an interview with editor Todd Ramsay
  • NEW Behind the Chameleon – interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman and Brian Wade and more….
  • NEW Sounds from the Cold – interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Between the Lines – an interview with novelization author Alan Dean Foster
  • Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – a documentary on the making of THE THING featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock plus members of the cast and crew (80 minutes – SD)
  • Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell and Rob Bottin (12 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage featurettes – The Making of a Chilling Tale and The Making of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional condensed version of the film with additional footage not in the film (19 minutes – SD)
  • Vintage Behind-the-Scenes footage (2 minutes – SD)
  • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art and Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes – SD)
  • Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
  • TV spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1982/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 109 minutes/English Subtitles/Special Features Are Not Rated. Region A (U.S. and Canada)

*** SHOUT FACTORY.COM SITE EXCLUSIVE OFFER***

Avid fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release—which are only available at www.shoutfactory.com while supplies last.

STANDARD OFFER 

–        Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover

–        Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artistPaul Shipper

–        Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th

Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-collector-s-edition

 

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,500 orders only – pictured below)

–        Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
–        Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Paul Shipper
–        Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20
–        Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Nat Marsh
–        Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh  

Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-deluxe-limited-edition

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