Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982's horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.
A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be... The Thing.
Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter's The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised by Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey.
Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter's terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
1982: One Amazing Summer an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape archive documentary on the background and production of the film
Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Given the quality of the transfers and special features on the earlier Universal Blu-ray and DVD releases, I genuinely wondered how Arrow were going to put their distinctive stamp on this one, but they've done it, and how. A gorgeous transfer, enough high-quality extras to make you over a week late with your review... A superb release that comes highly recommended. - Cine Outsider5/5