REVIEW: THE THING
OVERVIEW: 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-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, 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.
The Thing Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes an all-new UltraViolet™ copy of the film. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for
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consumers can download to devices of their choice too. The Thing Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes a DVD as well as a Digital
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extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an
isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific
possibility becomes a mission of survival when a creature is
unearthed by a crew of international scientists. In the thriller
The Thing, paranoia spreads among a group of researchers as they
encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself
into an exact replica of any living being.
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd
(Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region
for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian
scientific team that has stumbled across a ship buried in the
ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the
crash eons ago.
But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the thing from its frozen prison,
Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to
keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast,
intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will
pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The
Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982
film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the
thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham
and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Spanish 5.1 French
Subtitles - English
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.
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