The Thing (Collector's Edition) (DVD)

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    Based on both the short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. and the 1951 film produced by Howard Hawks, THE THING is John Carpenter's stunning masterpiece of horror. A group of weary scientists enduring the winter in an isolated camp deep in Antarctica chance upon an alien spacecraft buried in the ice. Near the strange craft is the body of an alien being, frozen solid. Thinking they have made the find of a lifetime, the scientists bring the alien body back to camp and thaw it out. The alien awakens, not in the best of moods, and proceeds to take over the identities of the scientists, one by one, body and all. Helicopter pilot MacCready (Kurt Russell) must lead the surviving men in discovering who among them is human and who is not and how they can destroy "the thing" before it takes them all and moves on to the heavily populated mainland and the rest of humanity. Rob Bottin supplies the awe-inspiring special effects of the creature in its many, ever-changing forms. The effects were groundbreaking at the time and hold up flawlessly over the passing years. But Carpenter does not rely solely on special effects, utilizing his spectacular cast, which includes Wilford Brimley and Richard Dysart, to create three dimensional characters enduring an unthinkable situation. The score from Ennio Morricone is understated, yet increases the tense mood tenfold. Shooting was difficult and done in below freezing conditions, but despite the discomfort the cast and crew produced a truly terrifying film that will stand the test of time. THE THING is surely one of Carpenter's definitive films and a true horror classic.

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    UPC 025192543722
    Studio Universal Home Video
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Widescreen Collector's Edition
    Genre Horror
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.25" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Stars Keith David, Donald Moffat, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, Peter Maloney, David Clennon, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Kurt Russell, Richard Dysart, Joel Polis
    Directors John Carpenter

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    • DVD THE MOVIE THE THING

      WE HAD THE OLD VHS STYLE AND WANTED TO UPDATE..IT IS ONE OF FAVORITE OLD CLASSIC HORROR MOVIES

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    • Fast and in great condition

      The Movie was in like new condition as was the case. The shipment was fast

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    • such a great pic terrific

      this version of 'the thing' is very very good. so very well done and a real treat to watch. I am very happy that Overstock carries it as it is not regularly available in stores.

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    • Scary Review...

      Great movie...can't go wrong with a Stephen King movie. It's a classic, but not recommended for young children. I bought it for my son's DVD collection and he was thrilled!

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    • one of the best

      This is one of the best sci fi flicks,John carpenter did a great job on this classic remake.If your into sci fi alien movies and you dont own this YOU NEED TO GO OUT AND GET IT!

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