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Author: David FosterLawrence TurmanBill LancasterJohn CarpenterKurt RussellAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the midst of a snowfield in Antarctica, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. The helicopter is destroyed and the passenger's aboard are killed. The dog is let into the base. The helicopter is Norweign made and probably linked with the base that is close by. J.R. MacReady travels to the Norweigan base  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster; Lawrence Turman; Bill Lancaster; John Carpenter; Kurt Russell; John W Campbell, Jr.; Turman-Foster Company.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 256972179
Language Note: English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or dubbed French (DTS 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the story "Who goes there? by John W. Campbell.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Feature commentary with star Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter; U-Control; Picture-in-Picture: access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage using the feature.
Credits: Director of photography, Dean Cundey ; music, Ennio Morricone ; special visual effects, Albert Whitlock.
Cast: Kurt Russell.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby DTS-HD 5.1 Master surround, Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, BD-25, 1080p High Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., 480i/p standard definition).; This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.; Picture-in-Picture/BonusView available on enabled players only. Player must be profile 1.1 or greater.
Other Titles: Thing (Motion picture : 1982)
John Carpenter's The thing
Responsibility: a Turman-Foster Company production ; produced by David Foster & Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter.

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In the midst of a snowfield in Antarctica, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. The helicopter is destroyed and the passenger's aboard are killed. The dog is let into the base. The helicopter is Norweign made and probably linked with the base that is close by. J.R. MacReady travels to the Norweigan base and finds the place destroyed. He discovers a mangled body that looks as though it was once that of a person. He brings it back to the American base to study. The clues begin to add up. The dog morphs horribly into a strange creature that attacks the researchers. They manage to fight it off, but the base doctor concludes that an alien with the power to transform and take the appearance of anybody else is amongst them.

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