John Carpenter's 'The Thing: Collector's Edition' Blu-ray Dated & Detailed

Posted Mon Jun 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by
The Thing (1982)

The horror classic is getting a Collector's Edition this September.

As previously reported, Scream Factory will be releasing 'The Thing: Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray in September, and now the official release date is September 20.

Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

The 2-disc Blu-ray will feature a new 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey, a new 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack, and supplements include: 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); AND MORE...

You can find the latest specs for 'The Thing: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 20.

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