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Scream Factory Rolls Out Specs For Their Two-Disc Collector’s Edition Of THE THING

image002Just last week the fine folks at Scream Factory  broke the news that they would be giving fans the definitive edition of John Carpenter’s THE THING with a two-disc Blu-ray Collector’s set and they have wasted no time in getting the specs into our hot little hands.  People throw around the phrase “must own” pretty freely these days but after you have a look at this – I think you’ll find it’s worthy of the wording.  September 20th is the release date.

From the press release:

Directed by Carpenter, THE THING stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) and features special visual effects by Albert Whitlock (Dune) and special makeup effects by Rob Bottin (The Howling, Fight Club). This definitive set includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. 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 at ShoutFactory.com and will be made available to other fine retailers.

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)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1982/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 109 minutes/English Subtitles/Special Features Are Not Rated. Region A (U.S. and Canada)

As Scream Factory loves to do – they are offering a pre-order special.  If you head on over to their website you can take advantage of these special deals:

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STANDARD OFFER
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th
Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-collector-s-edition

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,500 orders only – pictured below)
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20
– Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Nat Marsh
– Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh
Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-deluxe-limited-edition

About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, Horrornew.net and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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