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

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (1hr. 49 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
"Anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Based on the story, Who goes there? by John W. Campbell Jr.
Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 (English)--and Dolby digital 2.0 (French).
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 Note:
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 Note:
MPAA rated R.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note:
In English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional subtitles in French and Spanish.
Subject: Campbell, John W., Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971 > Film adaptations.
Campbell, John W., Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971.
Scientific expeditions > Antarctica > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > Antarctica > Drama.
Research teams > Antarctica > Drama.
Extraterrestrial beings > Drama.
Extraterrestrial beings.
Human-alien encounters.
Research teams.
Scientific expeditions.
Antarctica > Drama.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Horror films.
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Horror films.
Science fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.