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The Thing [Blu-ray] [4K UHD]

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He removed scenes from Lancaster's script that had been filmed, such as a body suddenly falling into view at the Norwegian camp, which he felt were too clichéd. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release on 4K Blu-ray John Carpenter's classic thriller The Thing (1982), starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T. The response to public pre-screenings of The Thing resulted in the studio changing the somber, black-and-white advertising approved by the producers to a color image of a person with a glowing face. The Thing has enjoyed a fruitful life on home video going back Universal's "Signature Collection" LaserDisc in mid-1990s.

The image on the Arrow is a little more detailed and displays a more organic and authentic presentation to the original theatrical appearance. The characters aren't super fleshed out, but that works with the film (they don't know who to trust, and in the same way we don't either since we barely know them). The Thing has spawned a variety of merchandise – including a 1982 novelization, "haunted house" attractions, board games – and sequels in comic books, a video game of the same title, and a 2011 prequel film of the same title. million, forcing the elimination of some scenes, including Nauls's confrontation of a creature dubbed the "box Thing".He also opted to alter the story's structure, choosing to open his in the middle of the action, instead of using a flashback as in the novella. Universal in turn acquired the rights to remake the film from Stark, resulting in him being given an executive producer credit on all print advertisements, posters, television commercials, and studio press material. It had been loosely adapted once before in Howard Hawks's and Christian Nyby's 1951 film The Thing from Another World, but Foster and Turman wanted to develop a project that stuck more closely to the source material. Universal has released Director John Carpenter's cult classic 1982 Horror film 'The Thing' to the UHD format.

Cundey suggested that the sets should have ceilings and pipes seen on camera to make the spaces seem more claustrophobic.A film scout located an area just outside Stewart, along the Canadian coast, which offered the project both ease of access and scenic value during the day. Morricone wrote complete separate orchestral and synthesizer scores and a combined score, which he knew was Carpenter's preference. Carpenter picked a piece, closely resembling his own scores, that became the main theme used throughout the film. Twelve men, none of them too tightly wrapped to begin with, each wondering which of them has been taken over by the alien life form. The Blair-Thing transforms into an enormous creature and breaks the detonator, but MacReady triggers the explosives with a stick of dynamite, destroying the station.

The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. Russell was the last actor to be cast, in June 1981, by which point second unit filming was starting in Juneau, Alaska. Lancaster wrote this ending, which eschews a The Twilight Zone-style twist or the destruction of the monster, as he wanted to instead have an ambiguous moment between the pair, of trust and mistrust, fear and relief. All other extras seen on previous releases – including the Shout and Arrow releases – are not included here so those with those discs will most likely want to keep hold of them for those. Tinkering has been done with the levels in the mix between all the elements and some of the new DTS:X track sounds odd – as Fuchs’ body is found in the snow, MacReady and Windows are shouting to each other in near silence on the DTS:X track, the background sound of the storm, the reason for their shouting, present on the 4.For more about The Thing 4K and the The Thing 4K Blu-ray release, see the The Thing 4K Blu-ray Review published by Martin Liebman on September 15, 2021 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. It suffered only minimal damage after the fire had been put out, and the crew successfully filmed the scene. While finalizing the film, Universal sent Carpenter a demographic study showing that the audience appeal of horror films had declined by seventy percent over the previous six months. Filming, greatly dependent on the weather, took three weeks to complete, with heavy snow making it impossible to film on some days.

The remains of the malformed humanoid assimilate an isolated Bennings, but Windows interrupts the process and MacReady burns the Bennings-Thing. If you're a fan, or simply want a gateway drug into cult horror, look no further than John Carpenter's 'The Thing' in 4k! After watching a roughly assembled cut of filming to date, Carpenter was unhappy that the film seemed to feature too many scenes of men standing around talking. You can choose to accept or reject cookies below, if you decide to refuse cookies then only the "Necessary" ones listed in manage settings will be used.A scene was filmed with Bennings being murdered by an unknown assailant, but it was felt that assimilation, leading to his death, was not explained enough. MacReady torches another morphed crew member and the infected crew-member staggers out into the Antarctic waste. Carpenter filmed the Norwegian camp scenes after the end scenes, using the damaged American base as a stand-in for the charred Norwegian camp. The team also imprisons Blair in a tool shed after he sabotages all the vehicles, kills the remaining sled dogs, and destroys the radio to prevent escape.

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