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Scream Factory reveals the details of The Thing Blu-ray release

06.08.2016by: Cody Hamman

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It was just eight days ago that Scream Factory announced they would be putting out a 2-disc collector's edition Blu-ray set of the John Carpenter classic THE THING in September, and now the company has already revealed the details of that release, pulling back the curtain and showing off the fact that this thing is going to be packed.

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 if that wasn't enough, there are two ShoutFactory.com site exclusive limited edition offers: 

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  

 

DELUXE OFFER

- 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  

If either of those offers is enticing to you, you should head over to the website and put in a pre-order right now before they sell out. If the regular collector's edition release has all the awesomeness you need, September 20th is the date when you can have it in your hands and your Blu-ray player.

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Source: Scream Factory

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