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Scream Factory’s ‘The Thing’ Blu-ray Special Features Released

Last month, we reported on the special features that were going to be included on Scream Factory’s blu-ray edition of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Turns out, we may have been jumping the gun a bit because they’ve just announced even more features that will appear on the 2-disc collector’s edition, including a brand new interview with Carpenter that is conducted by none other than Mick Garris!

It’s unknown if Scream Factory has any more special features hidden up their sleeves but this really is shaping up to be a must-have release for any horror fan!

Related: What’s Your Favorite John Carpenter Movie?

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 takes on the appearance of those it kills.

The collection comes out September 30th and can be pre-ordered via Amazon or direct through Scream Factory.

– 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 Plus Members Of The Cast And Crew (80 minutes – SD)
– Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
– Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
– Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin
– Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING
– Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (19 minutes – SD)
– Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (2 minutes – SD)
– Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (54 minutes – SD)




  • Mightygil

    sounds great, already pre-ordered mine a few weeks ago

  • alwayswipetwice

    Couldn’t be more excited! I really love the cover art too. It’s a nice elaboration of the mystery of the original poster. My first reaction was “why didn’t they include the awesome creature effects?!” but I’m glad they didn’t because that was the most unexpected gut-punch when I first saw it. I much prefer when movies don’t show their cards (the problem with so many trailers nowadays). Keep those cookies in the jar!

    • The Drucifer

      The deluxe editions alternate cover is even more bitchin’.


    considering the huge following, why is anything standard definition with this release?

    • Steven Arthur

      those are port-overs from older DVDs.

  • Yes please!


    Owning 3 different versions of the same movie might be overkill, but this baby is and will always be my favorite film. Why not make it 4?

  • brewers_rule

    The extras for this film really remind you of what true creativity in filmmaking can be and how lazy the modern process appears to have become. Having to figure out how to burn trash bags properly to make the title sequence work, creating a spaceship w/intricate details including the driver inside it for the same sequence, having guys under tables manning the tendrils of the create exploding from a fake body on a table and on and on.

  • Steven Arthur

    this is amazing. I’ve never seen so many features crammed into a release- and this is my favorite horror film ever- so I couldn’t be more happy!

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