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The thing [videorecording] / a Universal picture ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 1417010908
  • ISBN: 9781417010905
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2005.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Based on the story, Who goes there? by John W. Campbell Jr.
"Anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1"--Container.
Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 (English)--and Dolby digital 2.0 (French).
"Supplement written, produced and directed by Michael Matessino"--Container.
Special features: optional feature commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; the documentary, John Carpenter's The thing : terror takes shape; annotated production archive; cast production photographs, production art and storyboards; behind-the-scenes location footage; outtakes, original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Ennio Morricone ; director of photography, Dean Cundey ; editing, Todd Ramsay.
Participant or Performer:
Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis.
Summary, etc.:
A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Target Audience:
MPAA rated R.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
In English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Scientific expeditions > Antarctica > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > Antarctica > Drama.
Research teams > Antarctica > Drama.
Extraterrestrial beings > Drama.
Antarctica > Drama.
Campbell, John W., Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Feature films > United States.
Horror films.
Science fiction films.
Feature films.

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