Signature Collection
The Thing
THX LaserDisc Dolby Digital
Digital Sound CX Encoded *
Dolby Surround
R MPAA cc
2.35:1
Run Time: 108 min
Color
4 sides
Chapter Stops
Table of Contents
Catalog No: 42654
Suggested List Price: $39.98
Issued: September 8, 1998
Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter anamorphic theatrical prints
Features 5.1 channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtrack
Running audio commentary by director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell.
John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape, an 80 minute original documentary featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock, plus other members of the cast, crew and special effects team. Also includes:
Never-before-seen stop motion animation footage cut from the film.
Exclusive work-in-progress visual effects footage.
Behind - the - scenes location footage.
Behind-the-scenes footage.
Original theatrical trailer
Outtakes from the film
Behind-the-scenes photographs
Storyboards and conceptual art
Annotated production archive
* CX Encoding on supplemental material only.

Synopsis:
At a remote Antarctic outpost, a research team discovers an alien that has been buried in the snow for 100,000 years. As the creature thaws, the horror begins. The alien threat combines with isolation and paranoia to turn the researchers against each other in a fight for survival.

Last Updated: November 16, 1998
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