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The Thing - Steelbook - Universal 100th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1982]

Kurt Russell , Bill Lancaster , John Carpenter    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Kurt Russell, Bill Lancaster, Albert Whitlock, Keith David
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb 2013
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009W7B89E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,361 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Horror-meister John Carpenter 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. Soon unfrozen, the shape-shifting alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them...

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This things conned me again. 4 April 2013
By Barry
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5 stars for this film , but I already had this teamed up with the remake ,which I bought from Amazon when the price was 7-87 on the 8th Oct 2012 , after reading the reviews I noted one reviewer says 200 minutes ,and Amazon lists 200 mins ,I paid
9-75 in the Easter sale ,only to open the steel tin ,and find that you have the identical Blu-ray disc in the stand alone plastic box edition ,in a nutshell I have paid 9-75 for a steel box, and it doesn't say 100th Anniversary Edition anywhere on the box ,and I did the same with American Werewolf in London ,bought that in the Steel box edition ,and its the same disc that I have in the copy I bought from H.M.V.
a few years back ,still this is a cracking film ,and now I own this Thing in five editions
'Steelbook' standard plastic edition ' John Carpenter box set DVD)two disc edition DVD ,and U.S Edition DVD ,There's mention of this 200 mins Edition ,(I WONDER??)
This release for 2013 ,is packaging only ,you would think ,they would give you a collectors booklet or cards ,but no you will do what I did ,and think ,WOW! longer edition?? or something new ,like another reviewer says ,even the artwork isn't from the film ,at least you get the same picture on the reverse of the tin .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cult Classic 6 Mar 2013
By Ross
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One of John Carpenters best movies, underrated on its initial release (summer of 82) is considered to be one of the finest and scariest horror movies of all time, with top notch directing, acting, an eerie synth score and wild special effects that put to shame today's bland CGI, this is a cult classic( a modern update of the 1950s film " The thing from another world") that shouldn't be missed.

On the minus side of this version I have to say is the cover art, for those that collect these steel-book cases I assume "outside looks" also plays a part too in buying these "limited" editions. The cover art here is just..bad. In the movie there is no green blue eyed "thing" as is so proudly shown to us on the cover art..plus its sort of a giveaway for those who haven't seen the film. Better stick with the original cover art next time..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great steelbook 28 Jun 2013
By adt
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Image: 5/5.
Rob Bottin's creatures are wondeful. Watching this movie in HD is a blast.
It is a great steelbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So glad to have all the extras 22 May 2013
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Great picture and sound quality, I imported this for the extras and the steelbook case. Great product, well worth it
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By Mr L C
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Received this extremely quickly, was very happy with the steelbook blu ray case. The picture is crisp when watching it through 1080p! A very good collectors edition!
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