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The Thing (1982) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Kurt Russell, Bill Lancaster & Albert Whitlock

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  defo worth upgrading from DVD

| | See all lizardkinglives's reviews (12)

I was hesitant to buy this at first as the Blu-ray doesn't contain any extras in addition to the DVD release (which are already very good, especially the in-depth documentary). However as with all Universal Bly-Ray releases, the HD re-master is faultless in terms of both picture and sound, despite the film now being 30 years old. No film grain whatsover and crystal clear sound. Still one of the greatest horror films ever!

  Superb!

| | See all zama202's reviews (10)

This is one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films and this transfer onto blu-ray is excellent. Colours are more vivid than the original in my opinion which makes it all the more scary. Also, a massive bargain that you can't miss!

  A thing of genius

| | See all RJNeb2's reviews (657)

The grand-daddy of sick, gross-out movies, this is a tight and focussed piece of film-making with Carpenter expertly judging the mood and how to extract maximum tension from it. A group of Arctic scientists have to contend with an alien being that assumes their shape, leading to a series of jaw-dropping transformations that are as much fun as they are disgusting.

  I know I'm human

| | See all BarryNormanJunior's reviews (18)

Arguably the greatest of John Carpenters work and easily the best of his apocalyptic movies, The Thing stands the test of time with strong cast performances(Kurt Russell), solid horror story and cutting edge visual effects (Bob Bottin). This classic tale, which is essentially Agatha Christies Ten Little Indians, depicts a group of research scientists living in an isolated barren wasteland. One by one they are consumed by this being from another world that uses its victims as hosts leaving the viewer to wonder who is human and who is not. A very creepy atmosphere is given to this almost claustrophobic movie through lighting (Dean Cundy)and sound as much as the visuals. This movie gained its cult status not through cinema but video release and has grown enough to warrant the forth coming prequel. One to look out for!

  MAN IS STILL THE WARMEST PLACE TO HIDE!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

In the summer of 1982 two aliens went head to head in the cinema. The people chose the little lost alien and cast the nasty shape shifting beast into the cold, it was hated by the critics, and this is where it remained until it's video release. Almost thirty years later this film has gained the classic status that the film truly deserved.
To be honest the film has aged far better than E.T. The bleak cold setting is superb. This film reminds us that at his prime John Carpenter was the master of horror, and this is still his best movie to date.
It's also a sorry reminder of how the once master of terror has now slipped into "B" movie hell ! This film is a paranoid classic and can stand up to Alien as the best Sci-Fi horrors ever put to film. The real star is the incredable special effects, all old school, and made way before were were bambarded with C.G.I. trickery.
The film's tag line is trust no one, but trust me buy this movie now and relive the terror on Blue Ray, as from now on with an older films there is now excuse for a fuzzy transfer.
The Thing looks amazing on Blue Ray and if you already own the remastered DVD version this is still an essential purchase as it even improves on the DVD quality.
See if you like.....
Alien Quadrilogy.
The Hidden.
30 Days Of Night.
Outland.
The Thing (2011)

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  MAN IS STILL THE WARMEST PLACE TO HIDE!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

In the summer of 1982 two aliens went head to head in the cinema. The people chose the little lost alien and cast the nasty shape shifting beast into the cold, it was hated by the critics, and this is where it remained until it's video release. Almost thirty years later this film has gained the classic status that the film truly deserved.
To be honest the film has aged far better than E.T. The bleak cold setting is superb. This film reminds us that at his prime John Carpenter was the master of horror, and this is still his best movie to date.
It's also a sorry reminder of how the once master of terror has now slipped into "B" movie hell ! This film is a paranoid classic and can stand up to Alien as the best Sci-Fi horrors ever put to film. The real star is the incredable special effects, all old school, and made way before were were bambarded with C.G.I. trickery.
The film's tag line is trust no one, but trust me buy this movie now and relive the terror on Blue Ray, as from now on with an older films there is now excuse for a fuzzy transfer.
The Thing looks amazing on Blue Ray and if you already own the remastered DVD version this is still an essential purchase as it even improves on the DVD quality.
See if you like.....
Alien Quadrilogy.
The Hidden.
30 Days Of Night.
Outland.
The Thing (2011)

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  Excellent Transfer!

| | See all Naomism24's reviews (15)

Been years since I saw this movie, finally seen the Blu-Ray and I have to say that for the films age this movie looks amazing! A better transfer than more recent fims. A classic horror reborn!

  Good stuff

| | See all Jonnyfuzz32's reviews (2)

The first thing I need to say is that the transfer to Blu-Ray is brilliant. The picture is so crisp. This is a film you can never get tired of. Undoubtably one of John Carpenter's finest films & Kurt Russell's for that matter. The film has great character, a science expedition stuck alone & isolated in Antarctica with a shape-shifting hunting them down. Good Stuff

  One Of The Best Conversions

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Brilliant movie which ive recently heard is being remade,bad idea.
But this is about the quality of the movie as im sure most people considering buying the BluRay have seen it in its original form
Honestly speaking this is one of the best conversions i have seen,not only that but point blank one of the most impressive BluRay's i have ever seen,whether it be a conversion or a new movie.
Cant speak highly enough about it,if you havnt seen this your in for the added delight of seeing it for the first time,if youve seen the original format only,you will not be disappointed.
Brilliant movie looking brilliant.

  Chilling classic

| | See all philboy4's reviews (152)

Great sci-fi horror from the stunning mind of John Carpenter. Great effects that even stand its time now with a fantastic chilling storey that will have guessing throughout. Top acting from all the cast especially from Kurt Russell who plays the laid back drinker who turns into the unforgettable hero. A must have for all horror and sci-fi fans.