Arriving in January
This year’s prequel, The Thing, is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray at the start of 2012. Universal Home Entertainment passed along the following details…
An expedition of a lifetime becomes a subterranean nightmare in The Thing, the thrilling prelude to John Carpenter ‘s 1982 film of the same name. Debuting on Blu-rayâ¢ Combo Pack with UltraVioletâ¢, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on January 31, 2011 , The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,) as paleontologist Kate Lloyd who, along with the crew’s pilot Carter ( Joel Edgerton , Warrior), discovers a mysterious organism buried in the ice.
When a simple experiment frees the creature from its frozen prison, it unleashes a flood of chaos and paranoia upon the camp, pitting the team against one another. With the ability to mimic the physicality of anything or anyone that it touches, the shape-shifting creature makes everyone a suspect in this suspenseful psychological thriller. From Dawn of the Dead producers Marc Abraham and Eric Newman , The Thing also stars Ulrich Thomsen (Season of the Witch), Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles “), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost”), Paul Braunstein (Tuxedo) and Kim Bubbs (“Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures”).
The Thing Blu-rayâ¢ Combo Pack includes an all-new UltraVioletâ¢ copy of the film. UltraVioletâ¢ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones and soon, consumers can download to devices of their choice too. The Thing Blu-rayâ¢ Combo Pack also includes a DVD as well as a Digital Copy of the film which is compatible with iTunesÂ®, iPadÂ®, iPhoneÂ®, iPodâ¢ touch, Android or other retail partners. So now, consumers can truly enjoy their movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, on the platform of their choice.
BLU-RAYâ¢ and DVD BONUS FEATURES:
* DELETED/EXTENDED SCENES
* THE THING EVOLVES: Profiling key behind-the-scenes stories of the film from inception to completion, including pieces entitled “The Legacy,” “The Inspiration” and “The Evolution.”
* FIRE & ICE: In a frigid environment and against a relentless foe, there’s only one hope: Fire. Join the cast as they train with flame-throwers, battle wild fires on-set and get schooled in the importance of understanding fire’s unpredictable personality.
* FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Matthijs van Heijningen and Producer Eric Newman.
* BLU-RAYâ¢ Exclusive BONUS FEATURES: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
* UltraVioletâ¢: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
* BD-LIVEâ¢: Access the BD-Liveâ¢ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
* pocket BLUâ¢ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLUâ¢ app uses iPadÂ®, iPhoneÂ®, iPodÂ® touch, Androidâ¢, PC and MacÂ® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-rayâ¢ player. Plus iPadÂ® and Androidâ¢ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLUâ¢ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-rayâ¢ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLUâ¢ offers advanced features such as:
* ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-rayâ¢ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Liveâ¢ functions with ease.
* VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
* MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-rayâ¢ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
* BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLUâ¢-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-rayâ¢ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
* KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
* uHEARâ¢: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-rayâ¢ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
Source: Universal Home Entertainment