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)

Directed by John Carpenter

Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Larry Franco, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery