Scream Factory announced this afternoon, “Ever since we started releasing Steelbook packaging of some of our prior John Carpenter titles, we been asked many times if we could also do this for his signature classic film The Thing. Today we’re happy to announce that we are doing just that and even upgrading our previous release in the process!”
Here’s everything you need to know…
• This is a 3-Disc Blu-ray set. Disc 1 will include a more recent 2017 4K High-Definition scan of the film that was provided to Scream Factory from the film’s licensor. Discs 2 and 3 will be the same content that is currently available on their 2016 Collector’s Edition release.
• Only 10,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total.
• The artwork you see below comes from by artist Nathanael Marsh (who also illustrated Scream’s prior Carpenter-themed steelbooks, including Halloween II & III). If you order directly from their site, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5” x 16.5” rolled lithograph of the illustration. (The litho will not be available elsewhere and only 1,500 of them each are being made).
Official street date is November 6th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).