Scream Factory Reveals THE THING Collector's Edition Blu-ray Details

Scream Factory Reveals THE THING Collectors Edition Blu-ray Details

Scream Factory has finally revealed all the goodies that with come with the special Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter‘s The Thing (1982). This Blu-ray is scheduled to release on September 20, 2016. Some of the highlights are the new 2K scan from the source, audio commentary, interviews, and many featurettes. Full details are listed below for Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition of The Thing. Worth noting, there are still some extras being worked on to add to the list below.

Special Features:

  • 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)

As per their official Facebook page;

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 artist Paul Shipper
  • Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th

Pre-order HERE.

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 HERE.

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).

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The Thing (1982)

Synopsis: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Larry J. Franco, William Zeman, Jed, T.K. Carter, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Nate Irwin
Directors: John Carpenter
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
AKA(s): John Carpenter's The Thing
Year: 1982
Runtime: 109
Nominations: 3
Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Producers: Stuart Cohen, David Foster, Larry J. Franco, Wilbur Stark, Lawrence Turman
Musicians: Ennio Morricone
Editors: Todd C. Ramsay

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