The Thing [Collector's Edition]

Ships by: 2016-10-11
Available in: US & Canada

Product Note: The limited edition poster has SOLD OUT.

SKU: 826663169508
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"Horror movies don't get much better than this." – Scott Weinberg,

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York) delivers "a masterful exercise in claustrophobic suspense… [with] elaborate special effects [that] set a high standard for films that followed" (TV Guide). Kurt Russell's iconic and tense performance drives 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 form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror… and becomes one of them.

Why We Love It

“With this latest edition, Scream Factory pulls out all of the stops to give fans a royal treatment for John Carpenter’s masterpiece.” – Cinema Crazed

“If you’re a fan of this awesome movie it doesn’t get any better than what Scream Factory has for you here” – Agents of Geek

“That’s an amazing amount of content. Shout! Factory deserves a 'We’re not worthy!' bow from fans of The Thing for this set.” – Flickering Myth

“We’ve gotten a plethora of different home video releases of John Carpenter’s The Thing over the years, but nothing like what Scream Factory has delivered with this beautiful 2-disc set. This is definitely the pinnacle of all the home video releases. To be honest, nothing even comes close to this gem of an offering right here!” – Alien

“With a great new transfer and more bonus materials (many of them brand-new) than you can fire a blowtorch at, this isn't just a great new release of The Thing, it's pretty much the definitive home video release of the movie – sure to keep fans entertained for hours upon end. This is one of the best Blu-ray releases of 2016, and it's a must-own for any serious movie collector.” – High-Def Digest

Bonus Features for Blu-ray


  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Supervised And Approved By Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW 4.1 Audio Mix Created From The Original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo Soundtrack (5.1 Audio Mix Also Included)
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Co-producer Stuart Cohen
  • Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And German)
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)


  • NEW Requiem For A Shape Shifter – An Interview With Director John Carpenter In Conversation With Filmmaker Mick Garris
  • NEW The Men Of Outpost 31 - Interviews With Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur And Joel Polis
  • NEW Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
  • NEW Behind The Chameleon: The Visual Effects Of THE THING – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman, Brian Wade And Stop Motion Animators Randall William Cook And Jim Aupperle
  • 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
  • NEW Back Into The Cold: A Return To The Shooting Locations Of THE THING – An Animated Photo Gallery Narrated By Todd Cameron Of
  • NEW The Art Of Mike Ploog Gallery
  • 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 And More! (SD)
  • Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (SD)
  • Outtakes (SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin (SD)
  • Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING (SD)
  • Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (SD)
  • Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (SD)
  • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (SD)

Product Information

109 min
Region A