The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray – New Interview With Filmmakers

Fans of John Carpenter’s landmark horror film The Thing will be extra paranoid this month as Scream Factory’s collector’s edition Blu-ray is hitting the streets real soon.

In fact, the new two-disc Blu-ray of The Thing is actually dropping on October 11th, which is packed with a bunch of new special features such as a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras. For an early look, you can check this bonus clip featuring interviews with Joel Polis, Peter Maloney, and Thomas G. Waites.

A must-have for movie collectors, sci-fi horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set is available for pre-order now.

Special features and specs

– NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
– NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack
– NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
– NEW The Men of Outpost 31 – interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney and more…
– NEW Assembling and Assimilation – an interview with editor Todd Ramsay
– NEW Behind the Chameleon – interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman and Brian Wade and more….
– 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
– Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
– 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)
– Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
– Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell and Rob Bottin (12 minutes – SD)
– Vintage featurettes – The Making of a Chilling Tale and The Making of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes – SD)
– Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional 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 (48 minutes – SD)
– Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
– Teaser Trailer
– Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
– TV spots
– Radio Spots
– Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)

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