Scream Factory’s The Thing Blu-ray Collector’s Edition Delayed
We were very excited to open a review copy of Scream Factory’s much-anticipated John Carpenter‘s The Thing Blu-ray Collector’s Edition, only to notice several audio gaffes during the movie. When we told a Scream representative about the glitches, they responded immediately that they were aware of an error in the manufacturing process, specifically audio issues at select scenes in the film. Ever conscious of quality control, Scream issued an official statement saying they are currently correcting this manufacturing error and — rather than release an inferior product — they are changing the street date from September 20 to October 11, 2016. Given the copious extras and gorgeous picture quality of the brand-new 2K scan, fans will find it well worth the wait!
In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing – a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On October 11, 2016, the Scream Factory home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collectors Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.
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 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 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 Carpenters 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).
Avid fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the releasewhich are only available at www.shoutfactory.com while supplies last.
Deluxe Offer: – Receive the Collectors 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 October 11 – Receive a second slipcovermade 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