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Very Good Film - Recommended,
This review is from: The Thing (2011) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I first saw The Thing - which acts as a prequel (slight hints of a remake, too) to John Carpenter's 1982 film - in cinemas back in December of 2011. The film is very good and follows Carpenter's one slightly in the areas of plot and suspense.
The year is 1982 and Norwegian scientists have discovered something buried in the Antartic wilderness for seemingly 100,000 years. With this in mind, they recruit American paleontologist Kate to help further with the investigation. However, it isn't long before the crew, aided by Kate, conduct an experiment on their discovery and 'The Thing' is unleashed, a creature that can replicate any living being. What follows is a perfect blend of action, horror and suspense.
The great aspect to this film is that you really feel for the characters, whether they be the Norwegians or Americans. You also really obtain a sense of being there - the sense of terror and paranoia gripping the crew... keeping in mind the ever-present fact that nobody could be who they seem, thanks to 'The Thing'.
Finally, the Blu Ray quality.
Picture: 9/10. For the most part, the picture quality is beautiful - it really makes a change from seeing this in the Cinema, that's for sure! The attention to detail in the picture quality is second to none, I feel. It works especially well in scenes set out in the snow. It only lets down a little in dark, interior scenes... but that isn't a big issue, overall.
Sound: 8-9/10. The sound is pretty good for the most part. It's just that, in some scenes, it can seem either too loud or too low. While this may sound confusing and contradictory, it was my personal experience of watching the film on Blu Ray.
All things considered though, a solid transfer!!
PS: Should it be available to you to do it this way, I recommend watching this one BEFORE John Carpenter's film. I was lucky in that I hadn't seen Carpenter's film before viewing this, so everything comes together nicely that way when you do go to watch Carpenter's film.
Either way, Happy Viewing.
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