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Author: Kurt RussellWilford BrimleyT K CarterDavid ClennonKeith DavidAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, ©1998, 1982.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team 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, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Horror films
Science fiction films
Science fiction
Horror
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 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; John Carpenter; Bill Lancaster; John W Campbell, Jr.; Universal Pictures (Firm); Turman-Foster Company.
ISBN: 0783227507 9780783227504 1417010908 9781417010905
OCLC Number: 47005157
Language Note: English and French language; subtitles in English and Spanish.
Notes: Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered.
Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell.
Special features: optional commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; John Carpenter's The thing: terror takes shape (84 min.); production background archive; trailer (2 min.); interactive Web site.
Credits: Special visual effects, Albert Whitlock ; special effects, Roy Arbogast ; music, Ennio Morricone ; photography, Dean Cundey ; special make-up effects, Rob Bottin ; executive producer, Wilbur Stark ; editor, Todd Ramsey ; production design, John L. Lloyd.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: John Carpenter's The thing
Responsibility: a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter.

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Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team 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, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.

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