Universal City, CA
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered.
Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell.
Special features: optional commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; John Carpenter's The thing: terror takes shape (84 min.); production background archive; trailer (2 min.); interactive Web site.
Special visual effects, Albert Whitlock ; special effects, Roy Arbogast ; music, Ennio Morricone ; photography, Dean Cundey ; special make-up effects, Rob Bottin ; executive producer, Wilbur Stark ; editor, Todd Ramsey ; production design, John L. Lloyd.
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
MPAA rating: R.
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