Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
Collector's ed. ; widescreen version.
1 videodisc (1 hr., 49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby 2.0.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.
Producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay, Bill Lancaster ; director, John Carpenter ; music, Ennio Morricone ; photography, Dean Cundey ; editor, Todd Ramsey.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell Jr.
A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Special features: commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; the documentary, John Carpenter's The Thing, terror takes shape; production background archive; cast production photographs ; production art and storyboards ; behind-the-scenes location footage; outtakes ; original theatrical trailer.
John Carpenter's The thing
Thing (Motion picture : 1982)